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Variations in trace gas concentrations in different environments in India

Khemani, LT and Momin, GA and Singh, G (1987) Variations in trace gas concentrations in different environments in India. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 125 (1). pp. 167-181.

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Observations of trace gases (SO2, NH3, NO2 and O3) were made during the period 1981 to 1984 at 6 different locations representative of urban industrial, urban, nonurban, thermal power plant and marine environment. Diurnal variations of the trace gases were studied in an urban environment. Except in the urban industrial environment, the concentration of NH3 was found in the range of background values. Also, the average concentrations of NO2 and O3 at the different environments were in the order of background values. However, the concentrations of SO2 were substantially higher by about 7 times, in urban industrial and thermal power plant environments. The diurnal variations of SO2, NH3 and NO2 showed anitphase relationship with surface temperature at the urban environment station which is relatively free of industrial pollution. Discussion is centred on trace gas variations in different environments in India together with the values reported for various countries in the world.

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Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 12:02
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