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A Mobile Air Pollution Monitoring Data Set

Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
Corr Research, Hamilton, ON L8P 1X7, Canada
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Received: 8 November 2018 / Revised: 14 December 2018 / Accepted: 17 December 2018 / Published: 22 December 2018
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Air pollution was observed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada using monitors installed in a mobile platform from November 2005 up to November 2016. The dataset is an aggregation of several project specific monitoring days, which attempted to quantify air pollution spatial variation under varying conditions or in specific regions. Pollutants observed included carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, total nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particulate matter concentrations for size cuts of 10 µm, 2.5 µm and 1 µm, and sulfur dioxide. Observations were collected over 114 days, which occurred in varying seasons and months. During sampling, the mobile platform travelled at an average speed of 27 km/h. The samples were collected as one-minute integrated samples and are prepared as line-segments, which include an offset for instrument response time. Sampling occurred on major freeways, highways, arterial and residential roads. This dataset is shared in hopes of supporting research on how to best utilize air pollution observations obtained with mobile air pollution platforms, which is a growing technique in the field of urban air pollution monitoring. We conclude with limitations in the data capture technique and recommendations for future mobile monitoring studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: air pollution; mobile monitoring; particulate matter; nitrogen oxides; ozone; sulfur dioxide; carbon monoxide; Hamilton; Ontario; Canada air pollution; mobile monitoring; particulate matter; nitrogen oxides; ozone; sulfur dioxide; carbon monoxide; Hamilton; Ontario; Canada

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