Berlin Environmental Atlas

03.04 Dusts - Emissions and Pollutions

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Map 03.04.1
3.04.1 Total Dust Emissions of all Registered Source Groups 1989
  Map 03.04.2
3.04.2 Measured Pollutions Floating Dust 1991 (Yearly Average Values I1)
  Map 03.04.3
3.04.3 3 Measured Pollutions Floating Dust 1991 (98%-Value of the Cumulative Frequency I2)
Map 03.04.4
3.04.4 Measured Pollutions 1991 Carcinogenic Heavy Metals in Floating Dust
  Map 03.04.5
3.04.5 Measured Pollutions 1991 Lead in Floating Dust
  Map 03.04.6
3.04.6 Measured Pollutions 1991 Cadmium in Floating Dust
Map 03.04.7
3.04.7 Measured Pollutions 1991 Dust Precipitation
  Map 03.04.8
3.04.8 Measured Pollutions 1991 Lead in Dust Precipitation
  Map 03.04.9
3.04.9 Measured Pollutions 1991 Cadmium in Dust Precipitation

Explanations and Imprint of the Map
  1. The pollution concentrations for 1991 are represented on the basis of the results of ongoing measurements of the Berlin Air Quality Monitoring System BLUME (Maps 03.04.2 and 03.04.3) as well as the random-sample monitoring program or the dust precipitation monitoring system (Maps 03.04.4 to 03.04.9). The individual monitoring points are represented in Maps 03.04.4 to 03.04.9. Blanket pollution cannot necessarily be deduced because the emissions in any one location are heavily dependent on the respective emitter.
  2. Map 03.04.3 shows the 98%-value I2 as measure of short-term pollution; i.e. 98% of all values recorded are under the characteristic value I2. The other maps represent the longer-term pollution as yearly average values.
  3. The heavy metals represented in Map 03.04.4 are considered carcinogenic. TA-Luft gives no maximum values for these heavy metals.
    • For evaluating the individual readings for chromium and nickel the preliminary criteria from North-Rhine-Westphalia (1987) were consulted.
    • For arsenic the reference value of the Committee of the Countries on Air Pollution Control (1991) was used. No criterion is available for assessing cobalt.

Imprint of the Map

1 : 200 000

Published by:
Senate Department for Urban Development in Berlin and Environmental Protection
Public relations

Gruppe III A 3 (Ökologische Planungsgrundlagen) in Zusammenarbeit mit V A 1 (Luftreinhaltung) und V A 2 (Luftgütemeßnetz)

V A 1, V A 2



  • Messungen der Luftqualität in Berlin 1991 TÜV Berlin-Brandenburg, im Auftrag der Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umweltschutz V A;
    • Stichprobenmeßprogramm,
    • Staubniederschlagsmeßnetz,
  • Berliner Luftgütemeßnetz BLUME-SenStadtUm V A

Data processing and map production:
III A 3 unter Verwendung des Umweltinformationssystems (UIS) Berlin

Cartographic design:

Colour scheme:
III A 3, Ralf Armbruster

Data from:
September 1993

Based on the maps:
Digitale Arbeitskarte 1 : 50 000 des UIS Berlin,
Analoge Karte 1 : 150 000 / 1 : 300 000, Stand 1994,

Extended and revised edition 1994

Map as PDF-Document (German only)

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