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On the technique for determining the meteorological air pollution potential

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A refined technique for determining the meteorological air pollution potential (MAPP) on the basis of surface meteorological data available at any meteorological station in the Russian Federation is presented. Testing of the technique was performed on data from 196 meteorological stations in Western Siberia from 1986 to 2010. The boundary conditions for distinguishing territories with different meteorological resources for pollutant dissipation are refined. The interannual and territorial variability of the MAPP is analyzed. Coefficients of correlation between MAPP values and the levels of atmospheric air pollution with individual ingredients and overall air pollution index calculated by four main admixtures (suspended solids, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide, APS4) are found.

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Original Russian Text © T.S. Selegei, N.N. Filonenko, T.N. Lenkovskaya, 2015, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Selegei, T.S., Filonenko, N.N. & Lenkovskaya, T.N. On the technique for determining the meteorological air pollution potential. Atmos Ocean Opt 28, 561–565 (2015).

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