Pollution and Weather Trade-offs for Endurance Events
23 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2018
Date Written: September 28, 2018
This paper addresses the trade-off between unfavourable air pollution levels and favourable weather conditions for selecting a date for the staging of an outdoor event. For an event date that has been fixed, it presents a personal preference-based data-driven decision framework for individual participation. For the specific case of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, it explores the interaction between expected patterns in weather and pollution through the calendar year, and examines the many choices available for both event organizer and different participant types.
Keywords: pollution, weather, optimization, satisficing, health risk, COPD, endurance sports, running, racing, marathon, triathlon, sports participation, public health, developing economies, data science, signal processing, big data
JEL Classification: I12, I15, I18, I31, O13, O18, O21, Q15, Q26, Q32, Q48, Q51, Q52, Q53, Q54, Q56, Q57, R11, R14, R42
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