Clean Air for London project monitoring air quality during Games to assess impact of changing traffic patterns on air pollution
Scientists taking part in London’s biggest ever air quality monitoring exercise say they are hoping that improvements in air quality will be a part of the legacy left behind by the Olympic Games.
Meteorologists from Universities including Reading, Manchester, Birmingham, York, Leeds, Hertfordshire, East Anglia, Leicester involved in the three-year Clean Air for London project, are monitoring ozone and particulate levels throughout the Games.
Scientists behind London’s largest ever air quality monitoring programme say they hope that air quality improvements are part of the Olympic Games legacy
As part of the monitoring exercise, which runs until August 17, six shipping containers worth of equipment have been set up in the playground of a North Kensington school to monitor pollutants.
Equipment on the top of the BT Tower is also taking above ground air quality measurements and mapping air flow, moisture and chemistry to see the effect they have on air pollution at street level.