Publication: Tessum, C. W.; Hill, J. D.; Marshall, J. D. InMAP: A model for air pollution interventions. PLoS ONE 2017, 12 (4), e0176131 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176131.
InMAP is a recently developed model which offers a new approach to estimating the human health impacts caused by air pollutant emissions and how those impacts are distributed among different groups of people. InMAP is:
Designed to be used by a wide range of professionals concerned with how air pollution affects health.
One tool to perform an entire health impact analysis.
Runs on a desktop computer instead of a supercomputer as usually required by comprehensive air quality models.
Able to simultaneously track within-city differences in impacts as well as impacts thousands of miles from the emissions source, unlike other simplified models.
Meets published criteria for air quality model predictive performance.
InMAP allows users to explore the consequences of emissions changes at a high resolution in a simple and computationally inexpensive way.
Because InMAP is a reduced complexity air quality model, it may not be the perfect tool for every job. However, InMAP is well suited for many situations, such as:
InMAP includes several features that together enable analyses to be done in InMAP that cannot be done or are much more difficult in other models. These features include: