The impact of weather on air quality

Organization(s):Kilingi-Nomme Gymnasium
Student(s):Johannes-Aleksander Raid, Hans-Kristjan Raid, Johanna Tammist, Hanna Tali, Berit Vahter
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Elli Altin
Contributors:Laura Altin, Johanna Raudsepp
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Barometric Pressure, Air Temperature, Precipitation, Relative Humidity, Land Cover Classification
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Language(s):English
Date Submitted:03/10/2020
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The research consisted of investigating the relationships between airborne black carbon and other weather data (temperature, barometric pressure, humidity and precipitation) in Kilingi-Nõmme, Estonia. Different types of GLOBE observations data have been used in the research, weather data and black carbon measurements data.

Research has shown that the concentration of black carbon in the air is most influenced by temperature. During periods of warmer weather, there is less black carbon in the air and during periods of colder weather, there is more black carbon in the air. The heating season during winter increases the concentration of airborne black carbon. All indicators are within the norm 0-12,0 μg/m3, airborne black carbon concentration in the air can be considered good in Kilingi-Nõmme throughout the whole measurement period.

Keywords: airborne black carbon, weather, air and air quality.



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