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Volume 17, issue 22 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 14119-14143, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-14119-2017
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Research article 28 Nov 2017

Research article | 28 Nov 2017

Long-path measurements of pollutants and micrometeorology over Highway 401 in Toronto

Yuan You et al.
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A novel approach for traffic emission measurements is shown to have the capacity to provide high-time-resolution accurate concentrations of key air pollutants. A top-down method for quantifying real-world emission rates produced vehicular emission factor estimates for carbon monoxide that agreed well with bottom-up values. Significant ammonia and hydrogen cyanide emissions were observed. The main factors modulating the concentrations were turbulent mixing and traffic density.
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