New Directions: Can a “blue sky” return to Indian megacities?
Kumar, P, Jain, S, Gurjar, BR, Sharma, P, Khare, M, Morawska, L and Britter, R (2013) New Directions: Can a “blue sky” return to Indian megacities? Atmospheric Environment, 71. pp. 198-201.
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Deterioration of air quality in Indian megacities (Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata) is much more significant than that observed in the megacities of developed countries. Densely packed high-rise buildings restrict the self-cleaning capabilities of Indian megacities. Also, the ever growing number of on-road vehicles, resuspension of the dust, and anthropogenic activities exacerbate the levels of ambient air pollution, which is in turn breathed by urban dwellers. Pollution levels exceeding the standards on a regular basis often result in a notable increase in morbidity and mortality. This article discusses the challenges faced by Indian megacities in their quest for sustainable growth, without compromising the air quality and urban way of life.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Date :||June 2013|
|Identification Number :||10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.01.055|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||Air Pollution, Clear air, Indian megacities, Particulate matter, Traffic emissions|
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|Additional Information :||NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Atmospheric Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Atmospheric Environment, 71, June 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.01.055.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||15 Mar 2013 12:28|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 20:02|
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