Environmental Economics

Computer Image Processing of Regional Urban Haze

This report presents a brief description of the application of atmospheric optical models and digital image processing techniques to the task of generating images representing various urban visual air quality levels. It contains examples of the photographic output from the use of this process on images from Portland, Oregon, Chicago, and Atlanta that may be used as input for generating similar products for future studies. The report came about as a result of the need to generate photographs representative of a variety of visual air quality conditions for use in contingent valuation studies of the economic benefits of improved ambient air quality.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    8. Other Analyses and Reports
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
    Geographic Area:
    Atlanta, Chicago, Portland
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0477
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Air Resource SpecialistsAddress: 1901 Sharp Point Drive, Suite E
    City: Fort CollinsCO State: ZIP: 80525
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    Date Linked: 08/29/2017