Development of a GIS-based decision support system for urban air quality management in the city of Istanbul

ELBİR T., Mangir N., KARA M., Simsir S., Eren T., Ozdemir S.

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, vol.44, no.4, pp.441-454, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.11.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-454
  • Keywords: Air quality management, Decision support system, Air quality modeling, Emission inventory, Geographical information system, CLIMATE-CHANGE, PHOTOCHEMICAL POLLUTANTS, RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, GREENHOUSE GASES, POLLUTION, TRANSPORT, KOCAELI, OZONE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


A decision support system has been developed for urban air quality management in the metropolitan area of Istanbul. The system is based on CALMET/CALPUFF dispersion modeling system, digital maps, and related databases to estimate the emissions and spatial distribution of air pollutants with the help of a GIS software. The system estimates ambient air pollution levels at high temporal and spatial resolutions and enables mapping of emissions and air quality levels. Mapping and scenario results can be compared with air quality limits. Impact assessment of air pollution abatement measures can also be carried out. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.