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High concentration of acidic species in rainwater at Varanasi in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India

Bisht, DS and Tiwari, S and Srivastava, AK and Singh, JV and Singh, BP and Srivastava, MK (2014) High concentration of acidic species in rainwater at Varanasi in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India. Natural Hazards.

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Abstract

The Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP), straddling the northeastern parts of India near the foothills of the Himalayas, are one of the most densely populated and polluted regions on the globe, with consequent large anthropogenic emissions. In particular, the use of traditional biofuels in the rural areas along the plains leads to strong emissions of various pollutants. Due to this importance, a comprehensive study on the chemical characteristics of rainwater was carried out during southwest summer monsoon season of 2009 at two different locations over Varanasi, India, located in the middle of IGP region in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. The rainwater samples were analyzed for major chemical constituents along with pH and its electric conductivity.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Rainwater;Acidic;Anthropogenic;Fossil fuel;Indo-Gangetic Plains
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 05:39
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 05:39
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/859

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