QUARK for fast air quality screening
VITO developed QUARK to model pollution levels adown to street level (100m) according to European standard.
QUARK (Quick Urban AiR quality using Kernels) is a light version of the ATMO-Street model.
- Based on the underlying ATMO-Street methodology and applying pre-calculated ‘Kernels’, it allows fast modelling of the whole EU at a high spatial resolution.
- The methodology has been refined to achieve an improved methodology for NO2 exposure assessment at EU scale.
- The model is also extensively applied in NO2 source apportionment studies for road traffic emissions in all of Europe’s main cities.