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Seasonal variation of air pollution in Warsaw conurbation

By Katarzyna Rozbicka, Grzegorz Majewski and Tomasz Rozbicki


Long term research shows many substances in the atmosphere are in concentration dangerous for human health and welfare and even for human life. The work presents time and spatial variation of tropospheric ozone and nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Analysis was carried out on the base of hourly values of mentioned pollutants (O3 and NO2) concentrations. Data used in the analysis comes from atmospheric monitoring stations situated in various parts of Warsaw and concerns the period 2008–2011. The influence of meteorological elements on concentration of analyzed pollutants was stated by the use of correlation and multiple regression analysis for months and seasonal periods. On this base results of statistical analysis strong correlation between tropospheric ozone, nitrogen dioxide concentration and meteorological elements is stated. In case of ozone and nitrogen dioxide the relationships with air temperature, relative humidity and solar radiation are most significant

Topics: Warsaw conurbation, air pollution, tropospheric ozone, nitrogen dioxide, Meteorology. Climatology, QC851-999
Publisher: Borntraeger
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1127/0941-2948
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:0aac225612d247a1bdbc85c07fa79e79
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