Formulation and quantification of uncertainties in air quality mapping ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2011/9

25 Jan 2012

Iulian Petchesi

In a previous ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2008/20, sources of uncertainty related to air quality mapping have been listed and described. Those are organized into a few topics: Monitoring, Modelling, Representativeness, Mapping methodology and Exposure and Heath.
In this new report, some of those items are discussed in the light of recent works conducted within European projects or linked with Air Quality monitoring and mapping systems. This report is neither a complete description of sources of uncertainty, nor a theoretical account of existing methodologies. It is more an analysis of how the methodologies and uncertainties are taken into account in recent papers and projects, leading to recommendations and propositions to come to more efficient and accurate mapping.

Prepared by: Laure Malherbe, Anthony Ung, Augustin Colette, Edouard Debry, all ETC/ACM Consortium members from partner institute INERIS.

Published by: ETC/ACM, January 2012, 53 pp.

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