Development of a GIS-based air quality planning model for marginal attainment areas

Andrew Comrie, Jeremy E. Diem, Tracey L. Gutheim

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Abstract

We outline the development of an air quality model that integrates air quality, transportation, and related data within a geographic information system (GIS) designed to take advantage of powerful visualization-driven insight and analysis capabilities, with an application to greater metropolitan Tucson, Arizona. The System for Management, Observation, and GIS Modeling of Air Pollution (SMOGMAP) is a planning tool for assessment and evaluation of numerous factors, including transportation control measure impacts, monitor siting, changing growth and emission patterns, and varying climatological and meteorological circumstances. SMOGMAP includes existing, adapted, and newly created spatial databases in a GIS framework that forms an integrated multidimensional matrix of possible planning scenarios for visualization and spatial analysis. The user has control over comparative and analytic operations to produce qualitative or quantitative/statistical output. This kind of tool is particularly suited to areas that have attainment status for many pollutants, but for which there is some risk of non-attainment. In such situations, the financial, human, and computer resources required for complex regulatory models such as the Urban Airshed Model (UAM) are often unavailable (and perhaps not necessary), but a tool such as SMOGMAP can provide relatively inexpensive, valuable planning data and analyses that are upwardly compatible with regulatory models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition
PublisherAir & Waste Management Assoc
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 18 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period6/14/986/18/98

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Air quality
Geographic information systems
Planning
Air pollution
Visualization

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  • Engineering(all)

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Comrie, A., Diem, J. E., & Gutheim, T. L. (1998). Development of a GIS-based air quality planning model for marginal attainment areas. In Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition Air & Waste Management Assoc.

Development of a GIS-based air quality planning model for marginal attainment areas. / Comrie, Andrew; Diem, Jeremy E.; Gutheim, Tracey L.

Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Air & Waste Management Assoc, 1998.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Comrie, A, Diem, JE & Gutheim, TL 1998, Development of a GIS-based air quality planning model for marginal attainment areas. in Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Air & Waste Management Assoc, Proceedings of the 1998 91st Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Air & Waste Management Association, San Diego, CA, USA, 6/14/98.
Comrie A, Diem JE, Gutheim TL. Development of a GIS-based air quality planning model for marginal attainment areas. In Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Air & Waste Management Assoc. 1998
Comrie, Andrew ; Diem, Jeremy E. ; Gutheim, Tracey L. / Development of a GIS-based air quality planning model for marginal attainment areas. Proceedings of the Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Air & Waste Management Assoc, 1998.
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