Reports

Reports produced by NIWA’s air quality research.

Impacts of Air Pollutants - 2012 to date

The use of remote sensing to enhance motor vehicle emission modelling in New Zealand. NIWA Client Report No: AKL2015-012. Robin Smit and Elizabeth Somervell. May 2015 Download PDF
Review - particulate emissions from wood burners in New Zealand. Emily Wilton. December 2012 Download PDF

Healthy Urban Atmospheres - 2008 to 2012

Factors influencing particulate emissions from NES compliant woodburners in Nelson, Rotorua and Taumarunui 2007.
Emily Wilton, Jeff Bluett.
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Wood burner Testing Christchurch 2009: Diurnal variation in emissions, Wood use, Indoor temperature and Factors influencing start-up.
Emily Wilton, Jeff Bluett
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Dispersion Modelling of Extreme Pollution Levels and Target Exceedences.
Gimson, N. Golder Associates
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Natural source contribution to background PM10 in Awatoto.
Emily Wilton.

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Improving PM10 Emission Factors from Industrial Boilers in New Zealand - Stage 2.
Emily Wilton and Melanie Baynes.

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In home testing of particulate emissions from NES-authorised woodburners: Nelson, Rotorua and Taumarunui. 2007.
Smith, J., Bluett, J., Wilton, E. and Mallett, T.

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Evaluation of Baseline PM10 Levels for Industrial Resource Consent Applications. 
Golder Associates, June 2009.

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Protecting New Zealand's Clean Air – 2004 to 2008

In-Home Testing of Particulate Emissions from NES-Authorised Woodburners: Compressed Wood Products versus Firewood.               
JE Cavanagh Landcare Research

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Improving PM10 Emission Factors from Industrial Boilers in New Zealand - Stage 1.
Wilton et al 2008

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The determinants of levels of secondary particulate pollution and nitrogen dioxide in urban New Zealand – Part 1.
Ian Longley, Gustavo Olivares, Basit Kahn and Peyman Zawar-Reza NIWA report AKL2008-053

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A review of regional and natural background PM10 in New Zealand.
Ian Longley and Gustavo Olivares NIWA report AKL2008-062

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The development of a mobile monitoring system to investigate the spatial variation of air pollution.
Gustavo Olivares, Jeff Smith and Jeff Bluett  NIWA report CHC2008-091

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The determinants of levels of secondary particulate pollution and nitrogen dioxide in urban New Zealand – Part 1.
Ian Longley, Gustavo Olivares, Basit Kahn and Peyman Zawar-Reza NIWA report AKL2008-053

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Using air quality data to track progress toward PM10 standards: Case study - Christchurch 1999 – 2006.
Tim Appelhans, Jeff Bluett, Katie Dey, Gavin Fisher, Andy Sturman and Emily Wilton NIWA report CHC2007-135

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Source identification and apportionment of PM10 and PM2.5 in Hastings and Auckland
Emily Wilton, Perry Davy and Jeff Smith NIWA report CHC2007-137

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Dispersion modelling in New Zealand Part 1 – assessment of meteorological models
Neil Gimson, Gustavo Olivares, Basit Khan and Peyman Zawar-Reza

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Reports to June 2007

PM10 in New Zealand's urban air: A comparison of monitoring methods.
Bluett, J., Wilton, E., Franklin, P., Dey, K., Aberkane, T., Petersen, J. and Sheldon, P. NIWA Report CHC2007-059                                      

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Reports to June 2006

The State of the PM10 Monitoring Network within NES Airsheds: Benchmark Year – 2006.
Bluett, J. Report to end-users. NIWA report CHC

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Climate trends and air pollution: Is an outlook possible?
Fisher, G.W., Sherman, M. 2005. Presented at the Meteorological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference and published in the Proceedings. Wellington 24-26 November

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Significance and principle source:
Fisher, G.W. 2006. Discussion document on National Standards implementation. 27 p. 14 p

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Summary of annual PM10 concentrations in NZ: Update.
Fisher, G.W., Sherman, M. 2005. Report to Regional Councils.

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Straight line paths for NZ.
Fisher, G.W., Kuschel, G.I., Mahon, K.C.M. 2005. Report to Regional Councils

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Transport cost analysis: A case study of the total costs of private and public transport in Auckland.
Jakob, A., Craig, J.L., Fisher, G.W. Environmental Science and Policy, 9 (2006) 55-66

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Synoptic weather types and morning rush hour nitrogen oxides concentrations during Auckland winters.
Jiang, N., Hay, J.E., Fisher, G.W. (2006). Weather and Climate 25. pp 43-70.

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The relationship between average annual, peak concentrations, and exceedences of PM10
Sherman, M., Fisher, G.W. 2006. A discussion document and draft paper.

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Keeping our air clean: Simple and practical advice for the spraying industry.
Fisher, G.W. 2005. Endpoint Technical Note. 20 December 2005.

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Reports to June 2005

Inventories and Monitoring

Gap analysis: Enhancing PM10 emissions inventories in New Zealand.
King, D.N.T., Wilton, E., Bluett, J., Gimson, N.R., Fisher, G.W. Report to Regional Councils, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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On-road remote sensing of vehicle exhaust emissions in Auckland, New Zealand.
Xie, S., Bluett, J.G., Fisher, G.W., Stedman, D.H., Kuschel, G.I. 2005. Accepted by Clean Air and Environmental Quality, 2005.

Review and gap analysis of PM10 monitoring in New Zealand.
Bluett, J., Gimson, N.R., Wilton, E., Fisher, G.W.Public Report, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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Summary of annual PM10 concentrations in NZ: Update.
Fisher, G.W., Sherman, M. Report to Regional Councils, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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Validation of a vehicle emission model using on-road emission measurements.
Bluett, J., Fisher, G.W. 17th Clean Air and Environment Conference, Hobart, 3-6 May, 2005.

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What is being discharged from that tailpipe? Modelled estimates compared to on-road measurements.
Bluett, J., Fisher, G.W., Xie, S. 27th Australasian Transport Research Forum, Adelaide, 29 September 2004.

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Modelling and chemistry

Application of MM5 and CAMx4 to local scale dispersion of particulate matter for the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Titov, M., Zawar-Reza, P., Sturman, A.P. 18th Conference of the Air & Waste Management Association. Minneapolis, USA pp 21-24, June 2005.

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CALPUFF model validation in New Zealand: Methodology and issues. Technical report.
Heydenrych, C., Cudmore, R., Gimson, N.R., Revell, M., Fisher, G.W., Zawar-Reza, P. Public Report, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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Dispersion modelling of PM10 for Christchurch, New Zealand: an intercomparison between MM5 and TAPM.
Zawar-Reza, P., Titov, M., Sturman, A.P. 17th International Clean Air & Environment Conference. Hobart, 3-6 May, 2005.

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Meteorological evaluation of the New Plymouth region using MM5 and CALMET for the period January to June 2005.
Earth Tech Inc. Public Report, 2005.

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Modelling the air quality of Auckland - application to changing emissions in an ozone-limited atmosphere.
Gimson, N.R. Clean Air and Environmental Quality, 39(1): pp 32-38. February 2005.

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Modelling the air quality of Auckland - a comparison between CALGRID and TAPM simulations based on observed and modelled meteorology.
Gimson, N.R. Clean Air and Environmental Quality, 39(3): pp 38-45. August 2005.

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Prognostic urban-scale air pollution modelling in Australia and New Zealand: A review.
Zawar-Reza, P., Sturman, A.P., Hurley, P. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 39(2), pp 41-45. May, 2005.

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Source contributions to ambient PM10 and implications for mitigation - a case study.
Xie, S., Clarkson, T.S., Gimson, N.R. Public Report, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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Straight line paths and urban airshed modelling.
Gimson, N.R., Zawar-Reza, P., Xie, S., Revell, M. Public Report, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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Air Quality Management

Defining New Zealand's airsheds: Local Air Management Areas (LAMAs).
Fisher, G.W., King, D.N.T., Bluett, J., Gimson, N.R., Wilton, E., Xie, S., Faulk, M., Cudmore, R., Kingham, S., Sturman, A.P., Ladd, M. Public Report, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

Potential of vegetation to mitigate road-generated air pollution Part I – review of background information.
Cavanagh, J.E. Public Report, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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Putting cars through their paces.
Bluett J. Climate and Energy Matters, Issue 8, 2005.

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Straight and curved line paths (SLiPs & CLiPs): Developing the targets and predicting the compliance.
Fisher, G.W., Kuschel, G.I., Mahon, K.C. Report to Regional Councils, reviewed by NES Research Advisory Group, 2005.

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