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Spatial distribution of tropospheric ozone associated with the land use in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Region

Grant number: 12/12216-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal researcher:Maria Elisa Siqueira Silva
Grantee:Júlio Barboza Chiquetto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Nowadays, atmospheric pollution represents one of the greatest challenges for managing health and quality of life of the urban center's resident population. Tropospheric ozone (O3) features among the most hazardous pollutants in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA). Its formation and regulation in the atmosphere are connected to different factors, which involve precursor emission, atmospheric and environmental variables and land use in the vicinity of the monitoring point, creating a complex Picture of temporal and spatial distribution of this pollutant in the área of study. Moreover, O3 does not present a detectable decreasing tendency through the years and shows higher concentration at places where the population is often present, such as urban parks and squares, though characterized by lower vehicular pollutants concentration.Through data from the Environmental Agency of the State of São Paulo (CETESB), we intend to study the spatial distribution of tropopheric ozone in the SPMA, in order to identify associations between ozone concentrations in a given point with its land use. Since concentrations change according to this factor, we intend to further comprehend the relationship between land use and ozone using the atmospheric model WRF/Chem. Through sensitivity checks in the atmospheric model, we intend to work with the land use factor and other parametrizations which define the role of urbanization in changing the local atmosphere, and what possible impacts these changes have in the concentration and spatial distribution of this pollutant.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
JÚLIO BARBOZA CHIQUETTO; RITA YURI YNOUE; SERGIO ALEJANDRO IBARRA-ESPINOSA; FLÁVIA NORONHA DUTRA RIBEIRO; WILLIAM CABRAL-MIRANDA; MARIA ELISA SIQUEIRA SILVA. Ozone Pollution and Urban Mobility Scenarios in the São Paulo Megacity. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 23, p. -, 2020.
CHIQUETTO, JULIO BARBOZA; SIQUEIRA SILVA, MARIA ELISA; CABRAL-MIRANDA, WILLIAM; DUTRA RIBEIRO, FLIVIA NORONHA; IBARRA-ESPINOSA, SERGIO ALEJANDRO; YNOUE, RITA YURI. Air Quality Standards and Extreme Ozone Events in the SAo Paulo Megacity. SUSTAINABILITY, v. 11, n. 13 JUL 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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