Working Papers


This is a list of published journal articles, chapters, reports, editorials, and commentaries (authored/co-authored/contributed) by UEinfo

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The SIM-air family of tools were designed to jump start the idea of integrated air quality management – starting from the analysis of the monitoring data, to surveying for the sources of air pollution in a city or in a region, to collating all the information in a format suitable for emissions, dispersion, and health impacts modeling, and ending at playing with possible interventions, their benefits up on implementation, and likely costs based on the past experience. We put together an easy to read primer of these steps, an understanding of the players involved in the process, and how to start to think about managing the information for better air quality. You can download a pdf version of the primer here. Below are the working papers, some describing the case studies where we applied the SIM-air family of tools and some describing various databases available for emissions and chemical transport modeling, and some are our reviews on various topics of air pollution analysis. Some of these working papers were also published in the peer reviewed journals (see publications).

SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #44-2021: 10 Frequently asked questions on Particulate Matter (PM)
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #43-2021: What it means to taking the long view on air pollution in Delhi?
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #42-2021: The three kinds of people we need to fight India’s air pollution problem
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #41-2021: Raw & processed data to support energy emissions & air pollution analysis in India
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #40-2021: Monitoring ambient air quality in Indian city airsheds
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #39-2012: Urban air pollution & co-benefits analysis for Indian cities – Pune, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Surat, & Rajkot
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #38-2012: Multi-pollutant emissions inventory for the National Capital Region of Delhi
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #37-2012: An analysis of health and carbon benefits using integrated air pollution modeling for Pune, India
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #36-2011: Air quality forecasting system for cities – Modeling architecture for Delhi
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #35-2010: Air Quality Index (AQI) for Delhi India – Trend analysis & implications for the Commonwealth Games 2020 & beyond
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #34-2010: Air Quality Index (AQI) – Methodology & applications for public awareness in cities
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #33-2010: Electronic road pricing – Experience & lessons from Singapore
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #32-2010: Estimated air pollution and health benefits of metro system in Delhi
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #31-2010: Role of meteorology on urban air pollution dispersion – A 20 year analysis for Delhi, India
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #30-2009: Simplified Atmospheric Transport Modeling System (ATMoS-4.0) for the SIM-air model
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #29-2009: Monitoring & mapping urban air pollution – A one day experiment in Delhi, India
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #28-2009: Measuring autorickshaw emissions to inform air quality policy
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #27-2009: Particulate Matter (PM) pollution in India in 2007
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #26-2009: What is the role of air pollution modeling in policy making?
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #25-2009: Photochemistry of air pollution in Delhi, India – A monitoring based analysis
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #24-2009: Motorized passenger travel in urban India – Emissions & co-benefits analysis
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #23-2009: Urban particulate pollution source apportionment – Part 2: Applications, results, and policy implications
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #22-2009: Air quality management in Delhi, India – Then, now, and next
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #21-2009: Impact analysis of brick kilns on the air quality in Dhaka, Bangladesh
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #20-2009: Particulate pollution in Asia – Part 1: Multi-pollutant modeling of sources, contributions, & health impacts
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #19-2009: A review of air pollution from transport sector in China
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #18-2009: Indicative impacts of vehicular idling on air emissions
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #17-2009: Ten frequently asked questions about particulate matter
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #16-2009: Urban particulate pollution source apportionment – Part 1: Definition, methodology, & resources
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #15-2009: A review of the impact of biofuels on local, regional, and global air quality
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #14-2008: An air quality management action plan for Hanoi, Vietnam
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #13-2008: Vehicular air pollution information system (VAPIS)
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #12-2008: DIESEL program in Bangkok
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #11-2008: Urban transport in India: Not so fast for the Nano car
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #10-2008: What is particulate matter? Composition & Science
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #09-2008: Air pollution & co-benefits analysis for Hyderabad, India
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #08-2008: Co-benefits: Management options for local pollution & GHG emissions control
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #07-2008: Estimating road dust emissions – Methods & parameters
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #06-2008: Estimating health impacts of urban air pollution
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #05-2008: Urban air pollution analysis in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #04-2008: Simple & Interactive tools for air pollution analysis
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #03-2008: Informed decision support for AQM in developing cities SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #02-2008: Four simple equations for vehicular emissions inventory
SIM-air Working Paper SeriesSeries #01-2008: Creating GIS road maps for urban centers