Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Research article
03 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 03 Sep 2015

Finding candidate locations for aerosol pollution monitoring at street level using a data-driven methodology

V. Moosavi, G. Aschwanden, and E. Velasco

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Short summary
Complexity of urban environments makes the problem of locating air quality monitoring stations at ground level challenging. In this work a data-driven methodology is proposed where using Self Organizing Maps along with several urban parameters and few direct measurements of aerosols at the street level, the concentration of those aerosols in a larger area is estimated. Finally, via clustering of areas with similar urban patterns, the potential locations of monitoring stations are identified.