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Modeling the effects of urban vegetation on air pollutionAuthor(s): David J. Nowak; Patrick J. McHale; Myriam Ibarra; Daniel Crane; Jack C. Stevens; Chris J. Luley
Source: In: Gryning, Sven-Erik; Chaumerliac, Nadine, eds. Air pollution modeling and its application XII. New York; Plenum Press: 399-407.
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Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionUrban vegetation can directly and indirectly affect local and regional air quality by altering the urban atmospheric environment. Trees affect local air temperature by transpiring water through their leaves, by blocking solar radiation (tree shade), which reduces radiation absorption and heat storage by various anthropogenic surfaces (e.g., buildings, roads), and by altering wind characteristics that affect air dispersion.
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CitationNowak, David J.; McHale, Patrick J.; Ibarra, Myriam; Crane, Daniel; Stevens, Jack C.; Luley, Chris J. 1998. Modeling the effects of urban vegetation on air pollution. In: Gryning, Sven-Erik; Chaumerliac, Nadine, eds. Air pollution modeling and its application XII. New York; Plenum Press: 399-407.
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