London air pollution mapping: A tool for public information, policy, and health research

Ben Barratt*, Julia C. Fussell

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Abstract

In recent years, public concerns over urban air pollution have led to a greater demand for detailed but accessible information about what we breathe as we live, work and travel. Accurate geographical representation of pollution concentrations across an urban area are increasingly being used to fulfil the needs of both the public and the research community. Due to its size and density, London has the highest urban pollution concentrations in the UK. The city also holds a wealth of physical and environmental databases. By combining these datasets using a mix of chemical and dispersion modelling, a series of geographical visualization tools are being developed that are utilized in three main arenas - public information, environmental policy development and health research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the Society of Cartographers
Volume45
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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