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Towards a real-time microscopic emissions model

Marsden, G, Bell, MC and Reynolds, SA (2001) Towards a real-time microscopic emissions model. Transportation Research. Part D: Transport & Environment, 6 (1). 37 - 60. ISSN 1361-9209


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This article presents a new approach to microscopic road traffic exhaust emission modelling. The model described uses data from the SCOOT demand-responsive traffic control system implemented in over 170 cities across the world. Estimates of vehicle speed and classification are made using data from inductive detector loops located on every SCOOT link. This data feeds into a microscopic traffic model to enable enhanced modelling of the driving modes of vehicles (acceleration, deceleration, idling and cruising). Estimates of carbon monoxide emissions are made by applying emission factors from an extensive literature review. A critical appraisal of the development and validation of the model is given before the model is applied to a study of the impact of high emitting vehicles. The article concludes with a discussion of the requirements for the future development and benefits of the application of such a model.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2001 Elsevier B.V. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Transportation Research Part D:Transport and Environment. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: model; emissions; Microscopic
Institution: The University of Leeds
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 19:31
Published Version: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13619...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd., Pergamon
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/S1361-9209(00)00012-2
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2555

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