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Characterization and spatiotemporal variation of urban ambient dust fallout in central India

Gurugubelli, B and Pervez, S and Tiwari, S (2013) Characterization and spatiotemporal variation of urban ambient dust fallout in central India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 13 (1). pp. 83-96.

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Earlier studies on air pollution measurements found that significant dust fallout is a severe problem in central India, with levels of fine particulate matter being several time higher than the prescribed limits. This study mainly examined the spatiotemporal variation and source apportionment of ambient dust fallout (coarser dust particles size > 20 micron) in urban areas of central India. This paper deals the spatiotemporal variation of dust fallout at ambient levels of environmentally defined urban receptors. The dust fallout levels were found to be in the range of 13.73 ± 5.46 to 78.82 ± 34.81 g/m2/month; two to five-fold higher than earlier measurements in same region during 1999-2000. The spatiotemporal variation of dust fallout levels across the selected environmentally defined urban zones was found to be 89, and the different spatial variabilities of 24 chemical constituents of the dust fallout found in this work indicate the complexity of its source signatures. Statistical boxplots of longitudinal data of dust fall chemical constituents are also carried out to assess the means and outliers among different percentile levels.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air pollution measurements; Central India; Chemical characterization; Chemical constituents; Dust particle; Fine particulate matter; Longitudinal data; Source apportionment; Spatial variability; Spatio-temporal variation; Urban areas; Urban receptors; Urban zones, Fallout, Dust, ambient air; atmospheric pollution; dust; fallout; spatiotemporal analysis; urban atmosphere, India
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 07:13
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 07:13

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