Air pollution is usually described by emission, transport, ambient air concentration and deposition of various pollutants in connection with the geography and meteorology of a polluted area. Air pollution data are achieved by measurement (monitoring) and/or by calculation (mathematical modeling or production balance). The increasing knowledge on adverse effects of various substances on the main components of environment water, soil, nature as well as the atmosphere itself- results in an arising number of observed air pollutants. Some air pollutants are responsible for water and soil acidification. Heavy metals and organic compounds are responsible for toxicity of soil and water. Some pollutants lead to the greenhouse effect as well as to the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer.Intense environmental pollution in middle Europe during the second half of this century is the reason why a lot of measured and calculated air pollution data are at our disposal today. Selected emission, ambient air concentration and deposition data from particular country-oriented data registers are included in European databases. An overview of continental emission data is included in the European program CORIN AIR. Selected ambient air concentration data are included in the European program EMEP.Sharing of air pollution information in an integrated approach to the environmental data management system is essential for the full use of air pollutant data registers with aspect to their significance for other parts of the environment.
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- Monitoring, Evaluation and Presentation of Air Pollution Data and Their Consequence in Environmental Data Management Systems in Middle Europe
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