Air quality (AQ) identification by innovative trend diagram and AQ index combinations in Istanbul megacity


Guclu Y. S. , Dabanli I., Sisman E., Sen Z.

ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol.10, no.1, pp.88-96, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apr.2018.06.011
  • Title of Journal : ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-96
  • Keywords: Air pollutants, Air quality, 1:1 (45 degrees) straight-line, Trend analysis, Istanbul, SAHARAN DUST, PARTICULATE, MODEL, TRANSPORT, STREAMS, LOADS, RIVER

Abstract

Istanbul is one of the megacities with population over 14 million, where the most intensive economic and social human activities take place in Turkey with unprecedented energy consumption and extravagant life style. These activities cause air pollutant emissions and concentrations increases under the additional effects of greenhouse gasses and waste heat with their impacts on ecosystems, climate change and air quality.