Maps of Air Quality Across Scotland
NO2 maps for 2010
2010 annual mean NO2 concentrations were modelled for Scotland at background and roadside locations. The Scottish modelling methodology is based on the UK Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) approach, used to model the annual mean background and roadside NO2 concentrations for the UK as a whole.
The Scotland specific-model differs from the UK-PCM model as it uses Scottish NO2 monitoring data and Scottish meteorological data exclusively to model the annual mean background and roadside NO2 concentrations for Scotland. Maps of the modelled annual mean NO2 concentration at background and roadside locations throughout Scotland for 2010 are shown in Figure 1and 2, respectively.
Scotland-specific annual mean background NO2 projections for 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030
Maps showing the projected annual mean background concentrations of NO2 for 2010, 2015 and 2020, from a base year of 2010, are presented below in Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6, respectively. The projected background annual mean NO2 concentrations were produced using the UK methodology, but as with the modelled Scottish annual mean concentrations for 2010, these were prepared using Scotland-specific data.