Santiago, Chile - Environmental issues associated with urban change.

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  • Created by: hamishc
  • Created on: 31-01-16 21:50

Atmospheric pollution:


  • Santiagos location in a valley, coastal ranges to the east, Andes to the west, along with cold winters
  • Increase in population (1.5 m in 1960 - 5.5 m in 2005), and economic boom


  • During winter, cold air sinks into valley, whilst warm air is replaced above, temperature inversion, trapping pollutants.
  • Health effected, some pollutants are carconegenic. 
  • average car ownership


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