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OML-Highway model applications

The OML-Highway model is intended for the applications listed below:

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)– to improve information about air pollution as part of legal requirements to assess environmental impacts of new major highway constructions or major alteration of existing highways.

EU Ambient Air Quality Limit Values – to be able to assess current or future air quality levels along highways in relation to European Union air quality limit values.

Systematic Mapping of Air Quality and Human Exposure – to provide overview of the current and future state of air quality and human exposure along a large road network to identify hot spots and areas that merit further analysis and assessment of mitigating measures.

“What-If” Scenario Analysis – to predict present and future air quality levels under different scenario assumptions e.g. construction of noise barriers, changed traffic volumes or vehicle composition, and change in emissions