Road runoff characteristics on costal zones – Exploratory Data Analysis based on a pilot case study

  • Pedro Antunes
  • Paulo Ramísio
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Previous studies have demonstrated that the road runoff characteristics in coastal zones show a different pollution pattern, with higher levels of salinity organic matter concentration.

The specific pollution pattern of these roads is being studied, based on the monitoring of a Portuguese Highway, located at a distance of 5km from the sea.

Based on the preliminary monitoring data, correlations of the main variables where evaluated, in order to select the methodology for statistical analysis of the global monitoring data. The main conclusions of this exploratory data analysis are also presented.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Total Suspend Solid Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen Exploratory Data Analysis Salt Deposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environment DepartmentHigher School of Technology of the Higher Institute for Technology of ViseuViseuPortugal
  2. 2.Civil Engineering Department, School of EngineeringUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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