Validating the correlation of traffic-associated hydrocarbon and nitrogen dioxide with distance from a trunk road within a rural environment in UK

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/335741
Title:
Validating the correlation of traffic-associated hydrocarbon and nitrogen dioxide with distance from a trunk road within a rural environment in UK
Authors:
Obara, Paul G.; Roberts, CLive L.; Young, Christopher ( 0000-0001-6090-7315 ) ; Williams, Craig D.
Abstract:
This study monitored traffic-associated air pollutants at four sampling sites within the A49 trunk road. Measurements of the gaseous air pollutants were carried out at various distances (roadside, 50m, and 100m) from the A49 trunk road using short term tubes at breathing heights. Data was collected over a 23-month period (June 2008–April 2010). Statistical analyses of hydrocarbon (HC) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) show positive r2 and p-values, and suggest seasonal, intra- and inter-site variations in a distance–decay relationship. Higher mean concentrations were obtained within the winter season and near the roadside with a gradual decline with distance from the emission source. However, at some locations with increased vehicular activities, this relationship was altered. Elevated mean concentrations were observed within 50m at Craven Arms (CA 50) and Strefford Road (SR 50); suggesting the influence of traffic on the concentration levels of the contaminants.
Citation:
Validating the correlation of traffic-associated hydrocarbon and nitrogen dioxide with distance from a trunk road within a rural environment in UK 2011, 99 (1):138 Microchemical Journal
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Microchemical Journal
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/335741
DOI:
10.1016/j.microc.2011.04.014
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0026265X11000804
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0026265X
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorObara, Paul G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, CLive L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Christopheren_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Craig D.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-18T11:50:14Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-18T11:50:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationValidating the correlation of traffic-associated hydrocarbon and nitrogen dioxide with distance from a trunk road within a rural environment in UK 2011, 99 (1):138 Microchemical Journalen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0026265X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.microc.2011.04.014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/335741-
dc.description.abstractThis study monitored traffic-associated air pollutants at four sampling sites within the A49 trunk road. Measurements of the gaseous air pollutants were carried out at various distances (roadside, 50m, and 100m) from the A49 trunk road using short term tubes at breathing heights. Data was collected over a 23-month period (June 2008–April 2010). Statistical analyses of hydrocarbon (HC) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) show positive r2 and p-values, and suggest seasonal, intra- and inter-site variations in a distance–decay relationship. Higher mean concentrations were obtained within the winter season and near the roadside with a gradual decline with distance from the emission source. However, at some locations with increased vehicular activities, this relationship was altered. Elevated mean concentrations were observed within 50m at Craven Arms (CA 50) and Strefford Road (SR 50); suggesting the influence of traffic on the concentration levels of the contaminants.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0026265X11000804en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Microchemical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectNitrogen dioxideen_GB
dc.subjectHydrocarbon-
dc.subjectPollutants-
dc.subjectTrunk road-
dc.subjectRural-
dc.titleValidating the correlation of traffic-associated hydrocarbon and nitrogen dioxide with distance from a trunk road within a rural environment in UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMicrochemical Journalen_GB
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