Articles | Volume 22, issue 18
Research article
28 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 28 Sep 2022

Impact of urbanization on gas-phase pollutant concentrations: a regional-scale, model-based analysis of the contributing factors

Peter Huszar, Jan Karlický, Lukáš Bartík, Marina Liaskoni, Alvaro Patricio Prieto Perez, and Kateřina Šindelářová

Data sets

Air Quality e-Reporting products on EEA data service: E1a and E2a data sets EEA

Model code and software

The Regional Climate Model version 4.7 source code G. Giuliani

Comprehensive Air Quality Model With Extensions version 7.10 code CAMx

Short summary
Urbanization turns rural land cover into artificial land cover, while due to human activities, it introduces a great quantity of emissions. We attempt to quantify the impact of urbanization on the final air pollutant levels by looking not only at these emissions, but also the way urban land cover influences meteorological conditions, how the removal of pollutants changes due to urban land cover, and how biogenic emissions from vegetation change due to less vegetation in urban areas.
Final-revised paper