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Highlight Very high air pollution levels across Western Europe
High pollutant levels currently experienced in parts of France, Belgium and Germany are leading some areas to take urgent action to lower air pollution – for example, public transport is free in Paris over the weekend as an incentive for people to avoid car use.
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Figure File Exceedances of air quality objectives due to traffic
The maps shows the mean and background concentrations of NO2, PM10 and PM2.5 observed at traffic stations in 2011
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Figure Annual changes in concentrations of PM10, O3 and NO2 in the period 2001–2010
The data presented were derived from a consistent set of stations in all years. Statistically significant trends (level of significance 0.1) are calculated by applying the Mann-Kendall test. Increasing concentrations are indicated with red dots and decreasing concentrations with green dots, when statistically significant. The applied method is described in de Leeuw, 2012.
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Figure Percentage of the EU urban population exposed to air pollution exceeding WHO air quality guidelines
The figure shows percentage of the EU urban population exposed to air pollution exceeding WHO air quality guidelines
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Daviz Visualization Percentage of urban population resident in areas for days per year with PM10 concentration exceeding daily limit value
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Figure Contributions to EU emissions from main source sectors of primary PM, NOX, SOX, NMVOCs and NH3, 2002–2011 (Gg/year = 1 000 tonnes/year)
This figure shows the sectoral output of primary PM and precursor gases Various source sectors contribute to the primary anthropogenic PM and precursor gases
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Figure C source code header Trends in PM10 (top graph, 2002–2011) and PM2.5 (bottom graph, 2006–2011) annual concentrations (in μg/m3) per station type
The graphs are based on annual mean concentration trends for PM10 (top) and PM2.5 (bottom); they present the range of concentration changes per year (in μg/m3) per station type (urban, traffic, rural and other — mostly industrial). The trends are calculated based on the officially reported data by the EU Member States with a minimum data coverage of 75 % of valid data per year, for at least 8 out of the 10 years period for PM10 and for at least 5 out of the 6 years period for PM2.5. In 2006, France introduced a nation-wide system to correct PM10 measurements. French PM10 data prior to 2007 have been corrected here using station-type dependent factors (de Leeuw and Fiala, 2009). The diagram indicates the lowest and highest trends, the means and the lower and upper quartiles, per station type. The lower quartile splits the lowest 25 % of the data and the upper quartile splits the highest 25 % of the data.
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Figure Attainment situation for PM10, PM2.5 and O3 in 2011
The graph is based on the 90.41 percentile of PM10 daily mean concentration values corresponding to the 36th highest daily mean for each Member State; the boxes present the range of concentrations at all stations types (in μg/m3) officially reported by the EU Member States and how the concentrations relate to the limit value set by EU legislation (marked by the red line). The diagram indicates the lowest and highest observations, the means and the lower and upper quartiles. The lower quartile splits the lowest 25 % of the data and the upper quartile splits the highest 25 % of the data. The graph is based on PM2.5 annual mean concentration values; they present the range of concentrations at all stations types (in μg/m3) officially reported by the EU Member States and how the concentrations relate to the target value set by EU legislation (marked by the red line). The diagram indicates the lowest and highest observations, the means and the lower and upper quartiles. The lower quartile splits the lowest 25 % of the data and the upper quartile splits the highest 25 % of the data. The graph is based on the 93.15 percentile of maximum daily 8-hour mean concentration values corresponding to the 26th highest daily maximum of the running 8-h mean for each Member State; the boxes present the range of concentrations at all stations types (in μg/m3) officially reported by the EU Member States and how the concentrations relate to the target value set by EU legislation (marked by the red line). The diagram indicates the lowest and highest observations, the means and the lower and upper quartiles. The lower quartile splits the lowest 25 % of the data and the upper quartile splits the highest 25 % of the data.
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Figure Troff document Concentration status for daily limit value of PM10 (left) and for annual target value of PM2.5 (right), 2011
The left figure is based on the 90.41 percentile of the PM10 daily concentrations, corresponding to the 36th highest daily PM10 concentration, used to compare with the PM10 daily limit value of 50 μg/m3.
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Figure 36th highest 24-hour mean PM10 concentration observed at (sub)urban background stations; compliance is assured when this value is below 50 ug/m3, 2001-2011 (EU-27)
Only urban and sub-urban background monitoring stations have been included in the calculations. Data for Greece and Malta are not included due to missing availability of operational urban and sub-urban background monitoring stations in the Urban Audit cities.
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