Evaluation of PM10 Behaviour in Iğdır

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Güçük C., Şahin E., Bektaş M., Aras E., Çinicioğlu R., Domaç Z., ...More

Journal of Research in Atmospheric Science, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-9, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Journal of Research in Atmospheric Science
  • Journal Indexes: International Index to Film Periodicals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Air pollution is one of the significant problems that are faced by humanity. The main reasons for air pollution that are more active in cities are human activities such as industry, transportation, and these are seen more intensely in the cities. World Health Organization emphasized that air pollution values are above the recommended limit values for health and outdoor air pollution has caused the death of more than 4 million people every year. In the change of the air pollution values in the cities at time and space scale; human activities, geographic structure of the settlement and meteorological variables play a role. In this study, hourly data of PM10 values that are measured by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization province between 2014-2019 were investigated. The behavior of data was examined according to the years, months, days and its behavior in the day. Particularly in the evening, the density of PM10 increases. Sharing of the PM10 intensity behavior with researchers, administrators and residents of the region will contribute to facilitating for the solution of the problem. When the behavior of the parameters of air pollution data is examined, the revealed result is tried to explain to the researchers both with topography, meteorological variables and with human activities in the later studies to clarify the main components of the air pollution in the city. The results are thought to shed light on other researchers.