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Evaluation of relationship between meteorological parameters and air pollutant concentrations during winter season in Elaziğ, Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18080838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In recent years, due to the rapid increase in population density, building density and energy consumption, the outdoor air quality has deteriorated in the crowded urban areas of Turkey. Elaziğ city, which is located in the east Anatolia region of Turkey, is also influenced by air pollutants. In the present study, relationship between monitored air pollutant concentrations such as SO2 and the total suspended particles (TSP) data and meteorological factors such as wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and atmospheric pressure was investigated in months of October, November, December, January, February, and March during the period of 3 years (2003, 2004 and 2005) for Elaziğ city. According to the results of linear and non-linear regression analysis, it was found that there is a moderate and weak level of relation between the air pollutant concentrations and the meteorological factors in Elaziğ city. The correlation between the previous day's SO2, TSP concentrations and actual concentrations of these pollutants on that day was investigated and the coefficient of determination R2 was found to be 0.64 and 0.54, respectively. The statistical models of SO2 and TSP including all of meteorological parameters gave R2 of 0.20 and 0.12, respectively. Further, in order to develop this model, previous day's SO2 and TSP concentrations were added to the equations. The new model for SO2 and TSP was improved considerably with R2 = 0.74 and 0.61, respectively.
S Akpinar; Hakan F Oztop; Ebru Kavak Akpinar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  146     ISSN:  0167-6369     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-07     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  2009-05-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physics Department, Firat University, 23119, Elaziğ, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Air Pollution / analysis
Environmental Monitoring
Regression Analysis
Sulfur Dioxide / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 7446-09-5/Sulfur Dioxide

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