Space-time interpolation by combining air pollution and meteorologic variables


Sen Z., Altunkaynak A. , OEZGER M.

Pure and Applied Geophysics, cilt.163, ss.1435-1451, 2006 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 163 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00024-006-0072-8
  • Dergi Adı: Pure and Applied Geophysics
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1435-1451

Özet

In this paper, a technique is proposed in order to study triple time series. It combines the variable of interest, sulfur dioxide (SO2) with two related meteorological variables. Hence, three variables measured at the same time points are jointly analyzed. Instead of using classical multiple time series analysis, it is suggested to consider the measurements of the two meteorological variables as coordinates of a two-dimensional space and the simultaneous observation of the third variable (associated SO2 concentrations) at each pair of coordinates. Subsequently, well-known optimum interpolation is used for predicting the SO2 concentrations on the basis of six meteorological variables. All the variables of the study are measured at the same times (all days in 2000) around the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The triple diagrams, in the form of contour maps, help to answer various questions concerning the SO2 concentration variability with respect to meteorological variables. The same diagrams also provide a basis for the prediction of SO2 concentrations. It is shown that the relative prediction error is less than 10%, which is acceptable for the practical studies.