Analysis of SO2 and TSP under meso-scale weather conditions in Istanbul, Turkey

Batuk D., Gursoy E., Ertut H., Erdun H., Incecik S.

10th Regional IUAPPA Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 September 1997, pp.73-83 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-83


In recent years, Istanbul with a population of close 12 million people has been troubled by severe air pollution problems. Based on meso-scale weather conditions and regional climatological factors, SO2 and TSP episodes observed in Istanbul during the 1991-1994 were analyzed. The worst air pollution episodes are associated with the pressure gradient weaker than 5 mb per 1000 km.