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Study of electric field, Aitken nuclei, gaseous concentrations and ionic conditions in contrasting environment

Kandalgaonkar, SS and Tinmaker, MIR and Kulkarni, MK and Nath, A (2002) Study of electric field, Aitken nuclei, gaseous concentrations and ionic conditions in contrasting environment. Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, 40 (2). pp. 141-148.

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Abstract

Ground based observations of electric field, Aitken nuclei (AN) and concentration of trace in fair weather gases conditions were made at four locations having different environmental status (oceanic, hill-top, semi-urban and industrial). The effect of concentrations of Aitken nuclei and trace gases on atmospheric electric field at these locations was examined and an attempt was made to obtain effective attachment coefficients and mean life time small ions at the locations. The results showed that in clean and relatively less polluted regions the diurnal as well as monthly mean variation of fair weather electric field was significantly (0.01) correlated with Aitken nuclei concentration. An examination of gaseous concentrations suggested that the electric field was observed to be adversely affected in the regions which were enriched with the SO2 loading and the particulate matter from the industries. The values of attachment coefficients and mean life time of small ions obtained in the present set of study revealed that environmental status is an important factor to affect the air pollutants which in turn affect the electrical parameters.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to NISCAIR
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 09:05
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1547

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