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European air quality maps of PM and ozone for 2011 and their uncertainty
ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2013/13

Released: 2014/01/28: See the report

Abstract
The paper provides the annual update of the European air quality concentration indicators of pollutants PM10 (annual average, 36th highest daily average), PM2.5 (annual average) and ozone (26th highest daily max. 8-hr running average), their exceedance probability and population exposure estimates and execcedance for the year 2011, including its exceedance compared to the previous years 2006-2010. The analysis is based on interpolation of annual statistics of the 2011 observational data reported by EEA Member countries in 2012 and stored in AirBase. The paper presents the mapping results and includes an uncertainty analysis of the interpolated maps.

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.

Prepared by: ETC/ACM members Jan Horálek1, Peter de Smet2, Pavel Kurfürst1, Frank de Leeuw2, Nina Benesova1
1Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), Praha, Czech Republic; 2National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, Netherlands

Published by: ETC/ACM, January 2014, 85 pp.

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