Released: 2012/03/26: See the report
This paper provides the annual update of the European air quality concentrations of selected pollutants (PM10 and ozone), their exceedance probability and population exposure estimates for the year 2009. The analysis is based on interpolation of annual statistics of the 2009 observational data reported by EEA Member countries in 2010 and stored in AirBase. The paper presents the mapping results and includes an uncertainty analysis of the interpolated maps, building upon the latest methodological developments.
These maps, with their spatial exceedance and exposure estimates are intended to be used for the assessment of European air quality by the EEA and its ETC/ACM, and for (interactive visual) public information purposes through the EEA website.
The two main pollutants of interest, PM10 and ozone, have been considered as relevant for an annual update and are dealt with in this paper.
Prepared by: ETC/ACM members Peter de Smet1, Jan Horálek2, Markéta Coňková2, Pavel Kurfürst2
1National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, Netherlands; 2Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), Praha, Czech Republic
Published by: ETC/ACM, January 2012, 60 pp.