Hazardous emissions from industry, transport and domestic activities degrade air quality, contribute to urban environmental footprint and incur huge economic and social costs.
This urgently requires remediation.
Mitigation actions of poor air quality rely critically on knowing where these emissions occur. Using a robust mathematical method in conjunction with a state-of-the-art atmospheric model, we are developing a method to derive city-wide emission maps that will provide city officials with vital information needed to reduce sources of pollution with subsequent improvements in urban air quality and improvements in human health.
Our team has the expertise to develop this fully-funded project into an operational service that has the potential to be deployed in urban environments around the globe. Our MAPM method is currently being tested and refined using measurements that were made, in collaboration with Environment Canterbury, during the winter field campaign in Christchurch in 2019.