European Air Quality in 1998, Final Report

18 Sep 2002

This report is published here only (1.5Mb, PDF).

This report is based on air quality data for the year 1998 transmitted by countries in the framework of the 'Exchange of Information' Council Decision (97/101/EC). According to Article 5.7 of this Decision, a general report is to be prepared for the public, summarising the collected data and outlining the underlying trends in air quality in the European Union.

This report presents summarised air quality data, supplemented by maps showing the location of the monitoring stations and the concentrations measured within selected ranges. The report also presents concentration time trends for SO2, NO2 and O3; for these pollutants the reporting is now extensive enough for a first trend analysis.

Prepared by: Steinar Larssen1), Leif Otto Hagen 1), Rob Sluyter2), Patrick van Hooydonk 2)

1) Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway
2) National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands