Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: carlo.lavalle@ec.europa.eu

Title: UI - Removal capacity of NO2 by vegetation (LUISA Platform REF2014)

Description

Removal by urban vegetation was calculated as the product of deposition velocity and NO2 concentration. Air pollutant deposition velocity was assessed following the approach proposed by Pistocchi et al. (2010) that estimates deposition velocity (DV) as a linear function of wind speed at 10 m height (w) and land cover type. NO2 concentration levels were estimated from a concentration map derived from Land Use Regression (LUR) models. Areas covered by vegetation were calculated by combination of detailed maps of urban vegetation and forest, aggregated to 100-meter resolution. For urban vegetation, the green layers of the Global Human Settlement Layer were used (Florczyk et al., 2014, Pesaresi et al, 2013). For forests, the High Resolution Global Forest map developed by Hansen (2014) was used. In overlapping areas, the maximum value of both maps was applied. Final map of vegetation had values between zero (no vegetation) and one (totally covered by vegetation).

Contributors
Carlo Lavalle carlo.lavalle@ec.europa.eu
Pilar Vizcaino pilar.vizcaino-martinez@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-7508-1568
How to cite
Lavalle, Carlo; Vizcaino, Pilar (2015):  UI - Removal capacity of NO2 by vegetation (LUISA Platform REF2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-luisa-ui-air-removal-capacity-no2-ref-2014
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Publications

  • publication European cities: territorial analysis of characteristics and trends - An application of the LUISA Modelling Platform (EU Reference Scenario 2013 - Updated Configuration 2014)

    Kompil M, Aurambout J, Ribeiro Barranco R, Barbosa A, Jacobs C, Pisoni E, Zulian G, Vandecasteele I, Trombetti M, Vizcaino M, Vallecillo Rodriguez S, Batista E Silva F, Baranzelli C, Mari Rivero I, Perpiña Castillo C, Polce C, Maes J, Lavalle C. European cities: territorial analysis of characteristics and trends - An application of the LUISA Modelling Platform (EU Reference Scenario 2013 - Updated Configuration 2014). EUR 27709. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2015. JRC100001

    DOI:10.2788/737963

Additional information
Last modified 2015-11-20
Issue date 2015-12-18
Landing page https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/integrated-sustainability-assessments
Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2010-01-01 – To: 2050-12-31

Update frequency annual
Language English
Data theme(s) Economy and finance; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 16 ECONOMICS; 36 SCIENCE
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-luisa-ui-air-removal-capacity-no2-ref-2014

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