Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Mary Dillworth

Second Advisor

Joseph Stoltman

Third Advisor

Michael Stoline

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The focus of this study was nitrogen dioxide pollution monitoring in Moscow, Russia. ERDAS GIS was used to create maps of nitrogen dioxide distribution on the territory of the city for the years from 1983 to 1991.

A special model was written to compare the consecutive pairs of years in respect to the nitrogen dioxide pollution change. Results of model application were analyzed in order to determine the territories that experienced maximum changes during the study period.

Relationship between street density as a measure of car flow and nitrogen dioxide pollution was estimated. Two measures of the relationship were used: (1) correlation coefficient (Pearson's r); and (2) chi-square statistic. The results showed that there was a positive relationship between street density and nitrogen dioxide pollution.

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