Urban Transportation and Air Pollution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128115060

Urban Transportation and Air Pollution

1st Edition

Authors: Akula Venkatram Nico Schulte
Paperback ISBN: 9780128115060
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 224
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Urban Transportation and Air Pollution synthesizes the state-of-the-art methods for estimating near-road concentrations of roadway emissions. The book provides the information needed to make estimates using methods based on a minimal set of model inputs that can be applied by a wide range of users in many situations. The book begins by discussing the methods to estimate traffic emission under numerous urban driving conditions, then explores the uncertainty of emission models because real-world emissions can vary significantly. The book describes the models that account for the effects of road configurations, such as near-road solid barriers.

Addressing transportation-related environmental issues are extremely important worldwide as urban areas are constantly searching for ways to mitigate impacts from transportation sources. Dispersion models are critically useful for estimating the impact of roadway emissions in cities, however many are complex and require detailed inputs not often available. Accompanied by an overview of the meteorology that governs dispersion in cities, the book concludes with presenting dispersion models that link traffic emissions with near road concentrations in urban environments.

Key Features

  • Compiles and synthesizes into one reference the state of the science methods for estimating roadway emissions
  • Demonstrates with clear examples how the modeling methods reduce uncertainties in real-world problems
  • Emphasizes how local-scale, semi-empirical, steady-state modeling can be applied using only a small set of inputs
  • Offers an overview of the meteorology that governs air pollution dispersion in cities


Academic researchers in Transportation and Environmental Studies. Transportation practitioners such as transportation managers and city planners. Urban and Transportation public officials, such as city managers, transportation planners, policy directors, and research managers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Micrometeorology and Dispersion
3. Traffic Emissions
4. Highways and Urban Air Quality
5. Buildings and Urban Air Quality
6. Dispersion Model Inputs
7. Conclusion


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About the Author

Akula Venkatram

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California-Riverside, is an internationally recognized researcher of transportation-related pollutants in urban areas for more than twenty years. He’s written extensively on the subject, and is the recipient of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Award for expanding and improving the scientific and regulatory communities’ ability to assess the impacts of mobile source emissions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering, University of California- Riverside, California, USA

Nico Schulte

Nico Schulte, PhD, is an Air Pollution Specialist in the Research Division of the California Air Resources Board. He has written on modeling dispersion of road emissions and the impact of near-road solid barriers and urban buildings on ground-level pollutants.

Affiliations and Expertise

California Air Resources Board, Sacremento, California, USA