Temporal characteristics of air pollutant concentrations in Szeged, Hungary

Kiss, Gábor: Temporal characteristics of air pollutant concentrations in Szeged, Hungary. In: Acta climatologica, (38-39). pp. 125-133. (2005)

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Abstract

Economic activities and everyday life may create weekly cycles in concentrations of air pollutants in an urban setting. The present study contributes to this experience on the example of a typical medium-sized town in Central Europe, Szeged, considering the following air pollutants: NO, NO2, O3, Ox and TSP. Five-year data sets of hourly observations (1997-2001) collected near a highway, in a downtown traffic junction are analysed. In addition, the modulating effect of the weekly cycle on the diurnal course of the air pollutants is also demonstrated, which is especially important when we consider the possible extremes of these traffic related air pollutants. Since the annual cycle of the pollutants explains only a minor part of the total variance and, furthermore, the weekly cycle behaves rather similarly in the different seasons, the weekly modulation of the diumal peaks is quantified for the whole year.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2005
Volume: 38-39
ISSN: 0563-0614
Page Range: pp. 125-133
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Szeged, Földrajztudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 132-133.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 13:01
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/16890

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