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Analysis And Mapping Of Air Pollution Using A GIS Approach: A Case Study Of Istanbul

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000431

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,563 kb

Author(s)

E. Bozyazi, S. Incecik, C. Mannaerts and M. Brussel

Abstract

In this study, GIS spatial analysis was performed in order to identify air pollution levels of Istanbul in relation to land use. Air quality parameters considered were Sulphur Dioxide (SO]) and Total Suspended Paniculate matter (TSP). Spatial correlation among 17 monitoring stations was investigated using variogram analysis. The spatial and temporal analysis of air pollution problems was based on ambient air quality levels in the winter season. The GIS spatial analysis indicated that air pollution levels in the city were strongly related to land use type. 1 Introduction Due to the extremely high rate of immigration from other parts of Turkey, squatter settlemen

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