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Meteorological Influence on the Ambient Air Quality of Bhadravathi Town, Karnataka, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of PG studies and research in Environmental science, shankaraghatta-577451, Shimoga, Karnataka, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 10-15, February,22 (2015)


Deteriorating air quality of urban areas is due to large scale urbanization and globalization leading to unsustained development with a great impact on human health, agriculture, climate and ecosystem. The weather elements greatly affect the distribution and concentration of different air pollutants at a particular area and hence the present study was undertaken with an objective of monitoring selected meteorological parameters of specific areas of the town and to correlate them with the pollutants. Sampling site III was the most polluted of all the sampling sites. SPM concentration exceeds but SO and NO were well below the permissible limit. Wind direction and wind speed were found to have a significant influence on the distribution of air pollutants in the sampling sites.


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