WIT Press


Climatological Analysis To Determine Air Pollution Potential For Different Zones In India

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR000481

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

949 kb

Author(s)

S.Nath and R.S.Patil

Abstract

India is a tropical country extending from 69°E to 95°E and 7°N to 35°N. The country due to its large size experiences multiplicity of climatological conditions depending upon latitude, longitude, topography and proximity to the sea. Hence, the need arises for analyzing the different climatogical zones from point of view of estimating air potential of each typical region. This would assist regulatory bodies, planners and developers in formulation of air pollution management strategies at national and regional levels. The temperature lapse rate of the atmosphere is an important climatological parameter and is an actual measure of atmospheric thermal stability or instability. Prevailing Mixing Heights, Ventilation Index, Air Pollution Potential Index for determining the dilution capacity or

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