Analysis of effects of meteorological factors on air pollutant concentrations in Ankara, Turkey

Türkovglu, N. and Çiçek, İ. and Gürgen, G. (2004) Analysis of effects of meteorological factors on air pollutant concentrations in Ankara, Turkey. Il nuovo cimento C, 27 (4). pp. 347-358. ISSN 1826-9885

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In big cities, the air pollution has become an important problem in parallel with the increasing energy use. The sources of the pollutants are the emissions from the industrial facilities, motor vehicles and heating systems. The climatologic factors play important roles on the concentration of the air pollutants. In this study, the relations between air pollutant (SO2, PM10, NO, NO2 and CO) concentrations and the meteorological factors (wind speed, temperature and relative humidity)w ere statistically analyzed for the period of November 2001 and April 2002. The multi-linear regression analysis was applied to quantify the relationship between the air-polluting elements and the climatic factors by using a SPSS program. The results of the analysis show that the concentrations of all the pollutants considered decrease with increasing wind speed. With the increasing temperature, SO2, PM10 and CO concentrations decrease. However, there is not a clear relation between temperature, and NO and NO2 concentrations. Changes in SO2, PM10, NO and NO2 concentrations with the changing relative humidity are insignificant. However, CO concentration increases with increasing relative humidity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air quality and air pollution
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 360 Problemi e servizi sociali; associazioni > 363 Altri problemi e servizi sociali > 363.7 Problemi ambientali (classificare qui la tutela ambientale; l’effetto dei rifiuti, dell’inquinamento, delle iniziative per controllarli) > 363.73 Inquinamento > 363.739 Inquinamento di specifici ambienti > 363.7392 Inquinamento atmosferico
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 11:19
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 11:19

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