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    • A kernel for time series classification: application to atmospheric pollutants 

      Arias Vicente, Marta; Troncoso, Alicia; Riquelme, José C. (2012)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      In this paper a kernel for time-series data is presented. The main idea of the kernel is that it is designed to recognize as similar time series that may be slightly shifted with one another. Namely, it tries to focus on ...
    • A Model-based analysis of SO2 and NO2 dynamics from coal-fired power plants under representative synoptic circulation types over the Iberian Peninsula 

      Valverde Morales, Victor Manuel; Pay Pérez, M. Teresa; Baldasano Recio, José María (2016-01-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      Emissions of SO2 and NO2 from coal-fired power plants are a significant source of air pollution. In order to typify the power plants' plumes dynamics and quantify their contribution to air quality, a comprehensive ...
    • Air pollution and atherosclerosis: a cross-sectional analysis of four European cohort studies in the ESCAPE study 

      Perez, Laura; Wolf, Kathrin; Hennig, Frauke; Penell, Johanna; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Foraster, María; Aguilera, Inmaculada; Agis Cherta, David; Beelen, Rob; Brunekreef, Bert; Cyrys, Josef; Fuks, Kateryna B.; Adam, Martin; Baldassarre, Damiano; Cirach, Marta; Elosua, Roberto; Dratva, Julia; Hampel, Regina; Koenig, Wolfgang; Marrugat, Jaume; de Faire, Ulf; Pershagen, Göran; Probst-Hensch, Nicole M.; De Nazelle, Audrey; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Rathmann, Wolfgang; Rivera, Marcela; Seissler, Jochen; Schindler, Christian; Thiery, Joachim; Hoffmann, Barbara; Peters, Annette; Künzli, Nino (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2015-06-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      In four European cohorts, we investigated the cross-sectional association between long-term exposure to air pollution and intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (CIMT), a preclinical marker of atherosclerosi ...
    • Analysis and simulation of traffic management actions for traffic emission reduction 

      Tomàs Vergès, Josep (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Restricted access - author's decision
      This thesis wants to present the reduction of air pollution caused by traffic by implementing certain actions. This topic takes importance after that the law 2008/50/EC was passed and the countries and concretely the cities ...
    • Anàlisis econòmic de la implementació del pla d'actuació per episodis de contaminació a la ciutat de Barcelona 

      Pérez Amador, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-06)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Moltes ciutats estan estudiant la implantació de mesures de control de la mobilitat per disminuir els alts nivells de contaminació als que es veuen exposats. Mesures que afecten a l'accés de vehicles al centre de la ciutat. ...
    • Análisis de la calidad del aire en la región de Atacama, Chile 

      Bravo Vergara, Marilyn Janet (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-02-19)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Analizar la calidad del aire de la Región de Atacama (Chile) para el período de tiempo comprendido desde el año 1993 al 2018, para lo cual se deben utilizar y validar datos del Sistema de Información Nacional de Calidad ...
    • Análisis de la calidad del aire en la región de Atacama, Chile 

      Bravo Vergara, Marilyn Janet (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-02-19)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Analizar la calidad del aire de la Región de Atacama (Chile) para el período de tiempo comprendido desde el año 1993 al 2018, para lo cual se deben utilizar y validar datos del Sistema de Información Nacional de Calidad ...
    • Análisis del escenario RCP 2.6 de futuro y sus emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero 

      Caldas Casañas, Tomás (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-06-28)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      En este trabajo final de grado (TFG) se tratan temas asociados al cambio climático actual. Este presenta información introductoria sobre el calentamiento global y algunas instituciones políticas que rigen sobre su ...
    • Análisis y metodología para la reducción de los gases NOx 

      Socías Forteza
, Bartolomé Fco (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-09)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      El principal objetivo de este proyecto es analizar las diferentes fuentes de emisión de óxidos de nitrógeno (NOx) procedentes de la combustión de combustibles fósiles. Una vez analizadas se procederá a estudiar las técnicas ...
    • Asesoramiento sobre las medidas de gestión de la velocidad implantadas en la C-32 

      Torné Santos, Josep Maria; Soriguera Martí, Francesc; Rosas Díaz, Dulce María (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins Canals i Ports de Barcelona, 2011-11-16)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      La ponencia versa sobre la evaluación de los efectos de la gestión variable del límite de velocidad en las autopistas metropolitanas del entorno de Barcelona, medida instaurada desde el 1º de enero de 2008, requiere de un ...
    • Assessment of meteorological models for air pollution transport: analysis between Mexico and Puebla metropolitan areas 

      González-Rocha, Sergio Natan; Mendoza-Lara, Osiel O.; Fuentes-Gea, Vicente; Baldasano Recio, José María (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2015-05-05)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      This poster presents the results of research in the metropolitan areas in Mexico and Puebla valleys. The objective is assess and conduct a sensitivity analysis of meteorological conditions that could influence air pollutant ...
    • Association between long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and subclinical atherosclerosis: the REGICOR study 

      Rivera, Marcela; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Aguilera, Inmaculada; Foraster, María; Agis Cherta, David; de Groot, Eric; Perez, Laura; Mendez, Michelle A.; Bouso, Laura; Targa, Jaume; Ramos, Rafael; Sala, Joan; Marrugat, Jaume; Elosua, Roberto; Künzli, Nino (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2013-02-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Epidemiological evidence of the effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on the chronic processes of atherogenesis is limited. We investigated the association of long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution ...
    • Association of long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution with blood pressure and hypertension in an adult population-based cohort in Spain (the REGICOR study) 

      Foraster, María; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Aguilera, Inmaculada; Rivera, Marcela; Agis Cherta, David; Bouso, Laura; Deltell, Alexandre; Marrugat, Jaume; Ramos, Rafel; Sunyer, Jordi; Vila, Joan; Elosua, Roberto; Künzli, Nino (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2014-04-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Background: Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution may increase blood pressure (BP) and induce hypertension. However, evidence supporting these associations is limited, and they may be confounded by exposure ...
    • Associations between fine and coarse particles and mortality in Mediterranean cities: results from the MED-PARTICLES project 

      Samoli, Evangelia; Stafoggia, Massimo; Rodopoulou, Sophia; Ostro, Bart; Declercq, Christophe; Alessandrini, Ester; Díaz, Julio; Karanasiou, Angeliki; Kelessis, Apostolos G.; Le Tertre, Alain; Pandolfi, Paolo; Randi, Giorgia; Scarinzi, Cecilia; Zauli-Sajani, Stefano; Katsouyanni, Klea; Forastiere, Francesco; Study Group, MED-PARTICLES; Agis Cherta, David (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2013-08-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Few studies have investigated the independent health effects of different size fractions of particulate matter (PM) in multiple locations, especially in Europe. We estimated the short-term effects of PM with aerodynamic ...
    • Avaluació de l'impacte d'actuacions sobre la mobilitat per reduir les emissions a l'atmosfera 

      Jiménez Sarrión, Clàudia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-06)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Aquest treball té com a objectiu l'avaluació de diverses actuacions sobre la mobilitat per tal de quantificar l'impacte que generen en termes de reducció d'emissions a l'atmosfera. Aquest anàlisi es farà mitjançant un model ...
    • Avaluació de les repercussions sobre la qualitat de l'aire degudes a les obres de peatonalització del carrer Progrés, al terme municipal de l'Hospitalet del Llobregat 

      Hereza Atienza, Julia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-09-20)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Covenantee:   Ajuntament de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat
      Anàlisi de la influència sobre la qualitat de l'aire degut a l'execució de la peatonalització del carrer Progrés a l?Hospitalet de Llobregat. Aquest anàlisi es realitza a partir de la medició de PM10 i NOx en 4 períodes ...
    • Biogeochemistry of plane trees as a tool to detect atmospheric pollution 

      Viladevall, Manuel; Puigserver, Diana; Carmona, Josep Maria; Cortés, Amparo; Navarro Flores, Andrés Francisco (2013-11-30)
      Article
      Open Access
      The plane tree, which is a valuable tool to detect atmospheric pollution, is one of the most common trees in European cities. Soil and leaf samplings were carried out in Barcelona and its environs (NE Spain) to establish ...
    • Caracterización de la calidad del aire en el sector industrial y propuesta de herramientas de medida 

      Jiménez Muñoz, Xiomara Alexandra (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-06)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      La calidad del aire es una variable que condiciona la habitabilidad de los sistemas urbanos. La atmósfera es un sistema que, en forma aparente, soporta relativamente bien la influencia que sobre ella ejercen las actividades ...
    • Characterization of coal power plants plume dynamics under typical synoptic conditions over the Iberian Peninsula 

      Valverde, Víctor; Pay, María Teresa; Baldasano Recio, José María (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 2015-05-05)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      This work describes the pollution plumes of seven Spanish coal power plants under the most typical meteorological conditions that affect the Iberian Peninsula at synoptic scale. The aim is to understand how meteorology ...
    • Circulation-type classification derived on a climatic basis to study air quality dynamics over the Iberian Peninsula 

      Valverde Morales, Victor Manuel; Pay Pérez, M. Teresa; Baldasano Recio, José María (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-08-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      A circulation-type classification is derived for the 1983-2012 climatic period to characterize air quality dynamics over the Iberian Peninsula (IP). Sensitivity tests to automatic classification techniques and other factors ...