The universe of environmental ″elements″ and ″impacting factors″ is identified, categorized, and defined for consistent utility in environmental impact assessment. ″Primary″ elements and ″secondary″ elements are identified. Significance of environmental elements affected is also discussed on various bases, i. e. , exposure, effect, and stage of (project) development. The ambiguities surrounding current nomenclature and analytical approaches are clarified by systematizing the analysis and interpretation framework of environmental impact assessment for transportation facilities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)