I'm writing a bachelor thesis about air pollution from point source and I want, to put it to GIS, but I don't know really how...

I'm working with Gaussian plume model, so I have pollution concentration in distance from the source. What else do I need to make GIS pollution model, if I have concentration in distance from source?

I want to make something like this http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/gaussian-bin/usrdisp2.pl in QGIS

I have installed QGIS 2.4, this is my first experience with GIS.

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  • I found a paper that you might want to read for additional research. There might be methods in there that are helpful. Doing a quick Google of Gaussian plume model qgis came up with this article talking about something similar: hal.cirad.fr/docs/00/46/88/63/PDF/MO2009-PUB00026817.pdf – Branco Sep 30 '14 at 19:12
  • Ive read it and downloaded data and make layer from OSM. What next ? make raster with my concentration data ? O should I try make digital terrain model ? Ive just read too much and have a little mess in it – Lukas Sep 30 '14 at 19:33
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    I think your question still needs to be narrowed down further. Are you just trying to display the pollution plume on a map? (Look into ALOHA which makes plumes and can be imported into QGIS with some tweaking.) Are you trying to actually make a software model that generates a plume? Neither a concentration raster nor an elevation model sound like useful components in either case. – Erica Oct 1 '14 at 11:57
  • sorry i wasnt here. I want to make this youtube.com/watch?v=eHhE0yJtJqg but only for one city. I downloaded data from OSM ( polygons ) and save them like shp. Than in R i add my files but it dispaly error message – Lukas Oct 25 '14 at 22:00