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Severe Air Pollution Episodes In Florence: Data Analysis And Forecasting Operational Method

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR960541

Pages

10

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1,087 kb

Author(s)

A. Barbaro, M. Bazzani, F. Giovannim & P. Nannini

Abstract

An operational method has been developed to forecast the maximum hourly concentration of NO% in Florence urban area during the current day. The situations that can lead to high concentrations of NC>2 have been identified and described by means of a statistical analysis of the environmental conditions measured. The forecasting method has been developed through the following tasks: • preliminary study to select the most significant environmental parameters and synoptic conditions; • characterisation of each day using the data measured till 10 am; • selection of the best algorithm to compare the current day with the past events and to individuate

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