Area wide calculation of traffic induced CO 2 emission in Seoul

Im Hack Lee, Seungjae Lee, Jin Soo Park, Shin Do Kim

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To reduce emissions of Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) from automobiles, real on-road emission data should be required to help policy makers establish standards for reducing GHG emissions. Since general studies on calculating CO 2 emissions from transportation sources have been based on petroleum consumption data, it has been difficult to analyze spatial activities and characteristics of transportation sources. In this study, we propose a method for calculating CO 2 emissions from on-road transportation sources in Seoul. We focused on CO 2 emission calculation by applying real traffic flow data and analyzed base emissions from the main roads and local streets. Because the emissions were calculated using a 1 km×1 km grid cell format, these data can be applied to other compatible transportation data sets for air pollution analysis, modal shift analysis, etc in the transportation sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-456
Number of pages7
JournalKSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • CO
  • GHG
  • V.K.T.
  • emission
  • local streets


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