We investigated the potential performance of air pollution removal by the green infrastructures and urban forests in the city of Florence, central Italy, with a focus on the two most detrimental pollutants for human health: particulate (PM10) and ozone (O3). The spatial distribution of green infrastructures was mapped using remote sensing data. A spatial modeling approach using vegetation indices, Leaf Area Index, and local pollution concentration data was applied to estimate PM10 and O3 removal. The results are discussed to highlight the role and potential of green infrastructures and urban forests in improving air quality in Southern European cities.

Air pollution removal by green infrastructures and urban forests in the city of Florence / Bottalico, Francesca; Chirici, Gherardo; Giannetti, Francesca; De Marco, Alessandra; Nocentini, Susanna; Paoletti, Elena; Salbitano, Fabio; Sanesi, Giovanni; Serenelli, Chiara; Travaglini, Davide. - In: AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURE SCIENCE PROCEDIA. - ISSN 2210-7843. - ELETTRONICO. - 8:(2016), pp. 243-251. [10.1016/j.aaspro.2016.02.099]

Air pollution removal by green infrastructures and urban forests in the city of Florence

BOTTALICO, FRANCESCA;CHIRICI, GHERARDO;GIANNETTI, FRANCESCA;NOCENTINI, SUSANNA;SALBITANO, FABIO;TRAVAGLINI, DAVIDE
2016

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We investigated the potential performance of air pollution removal by the green infrastructures and urban forests in the city of Florence, central Italy, with a focus on the two most detrimental pollutants for human health: particulate (PM10) and ozone (O3). The spatial distribution of green infrastructures was mapped using remote sensing data. A spatial modeling approach using vegetation indices, Leaf Area Index, and local pollution concentration data was applied to estimate PM10 and O3 removal. The results are discussed to highlight the role and potential of green infrastructures and urban forests in improving air quality in Southern European cities.
2016
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243
251
Bottalico, Francesca; Chirici, Gherardo; Giannetti, Francesca; De Marco, Alessandra; Nocentini, Susanna; Paoletti, Elena; Salbitano, Fabio; Sanesi, Giovanni; Serenelli, Chiara; Travaglini, Davide
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