Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, ( ISI ), Volume (191), No (4), Year (2019-4)

Title : ( Analyzing trends of days with low atmospheric visibility in Iran during 1968–2013 )

Authors: Seyed Alireza Araghi , Mohammad Mousavi Baygi , Jan Adamowski , Christopher J. Martinez ,

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Abstract

Atmospheric visibility -AV- is an indicator for assessing air quality and is measured in standard weather stations. The AV can change as a result of two main factors: air pollution and atmospheric humidity. This study aimed to investigate trends in the number of days with AV equal or less than 2 km -DAV2- in Iran during 1968–2013. Consequently, 43 weather stations with different climates were evaluated across the country, using the Mann–Kendall -MK- trend test. The results show that the number of stations with positive -i.e., significant or non-significant-MKz values was equal to, or greater than, those with negative MK z values, in all months and seasons of the year, as well as annually. Furthermore, summer and autumn had, respectively, the least and most stations with positiveMKz values. Fewer trends in DAV2 were detected in the central, east, and northeast regions of the country. Analyzing the DAV2 and relative humidity together indicated that over 30% of stations had at-risk air quality in January, and that the largest number of stations with at-risk air quality was in the autumn and winter. These results are useful for better environmental planning to improve air quality, especially in developing countries such as Iran, where reduced air quality has been a major problem in recent decades

Keywords

Atmospheric visibility . Mann–Kendall .Trend . Iran
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@article{paperid:1073987,
author = {Araghi, Seyed Alireza and Mousavi Baygi, Mohammad and Jan Adamowski and Christopher J. Martinez},
title = {Analyzing trends of days with low atmospheric visibility in Iran during 1968–2013},
journal = {Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
year = {2019},
volume = {191},
number = {4},
month = {April},
issn = {0167-6369},
keywords = {Atmospheric visibility . Mann–Kendall .Trend . Iran},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Analyzing trends of days with low atmospheric visibility in Iran during 1968–2013
%A Araghi, Seyed Alireza
%A Mousavi Baygi, Mohammad
%A Jan Adamowski
%A Christopher J. Martinez
%J Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
%@ 0167-6369
%D 2019

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