A GIS-based emission and air quality impact assessment for evaluating transportation mitigation measures

Jose Maria Mares, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The research presented here develops a framework that assesses a transportation project’s air quality impact. The framework not only integrates transportation and emission modeling but also improves the accuracy of the emission estimates. In order to do this, the framework makes use of six modules: environmental conditions data input, GIS database, emission modeling, transportation network, post-processing, and graphical presentation. Each module aims to improve the quality and accuracy of the inputs used by MOBILE6.2. In addition, the framework has the capability, among other features, of presenting the emission estimates in a GIS-based modeling platform that enables the analyst to spatially locate the highest emissions on the transportation network. ^

Subject Area

Environmental Management|Engineering, Environmental

Recommended Citation

Mares, Jose Maria, "A GIS-based emission and air quality impact assessment for evaluating transportation mitigation measures" (2010). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI3433491.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI3433491

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