Assessment of three-dimensional, fine-granular measurement of particulate matter by a smart air quality network in urban area

Johanna Redelstein, Matthias Budde, Josef Cyrys, Thomas Gratza, Hans Grimm, Christopher Holst, Christoph Münkel, Markus Pesch, Erik Petersen, Andreas Philipp, Till Riedel, Johannes Riesterer, Klaus Schäfer, Ulrich Uhrner, Jürgen Schnelle-Kreis

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Abstract

Ground-based remote sensing by three ceilometers for mixing layer height detection over Augsburg as well as a Radio-
Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) for temperature and wind profile measurements at the campus of Augsburg
University are applied together with UAV height profiling with low-weight meteorological sensors and particle counter
to monitor the three-dimensional dynamics of the lower atmosphere. Results about meteorological influences upon
spatial variation of air pollution exposure are presented on this data basis which is more than one year long. Special
focus is on the information about atmospheric layering as well as mixing and transport conditions for emitted particulate
matter. Better understanding of these complex processes support knowledge about quality of air, which we breath, and
especially high air pollution episodes and hot spot pollution regions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationSPIEDigitalLibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2019

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