An analysis of vehicular emissions at Kansas State University

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Struck, Jessica Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-05T21:39:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-05T21:39:39Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/39478
dc.description.abstract There have been a wave of recent interest in understanding the dynamics of vehicular emissions in university towns. Using data from a recent survey of Kansas State University students, faculty, and staff-which includes a detailed itinerary of a day’s worth of travel -I assess spatial and temporal trends of emissions at Kansas State University. By combining the survey data with secondary sources of data, including vehicular emissions data from Fueleconony.gov and trip distance information from Google, I obtain improved measure for the quantity of emissions produced during each trip. After an extensive cleaning of the data, I develop heat maps for emissions composed of shape files identifying zip-code boundaries and a raster layer. I find that most vehicular emissions are concentrated around campus, with the highest level of emissions occurring during rush hour. Furthermore, faculty and staff appear to, on average, produce more emissions than students. I also investigate how proposed methods for reducing emissions will affect these spatio-temporal trends. Specifically, I show that walking or biking short distances instead of driving may lead to a small overall reduction in vehicular emissions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Emissions Spatial-Temporal Transportation en_US
dc.title An analysis of vehicular emissions at Kansas State University en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Statistics en_US
dc.description.advisor Michael J. Higgins en_US
dc.date.published 2019 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search K-REx


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics








Center for the

Advancement of Digital

Scholarship

118 Hale Library

Manhattan KS 66506


(785) 532-7444

cads@k-state.edu