Spatial Interpolation of Air Pollutants in Bangalore: 2010-2013

Chinnaswamy, AK and Naguib, RNG and Nguyen, TQ and Olayanju, LO and Trodd, N and Marshall, IM and Yaacob, N and Santos, GN and Vallar, EA and Galvez, MC and Shaker, MH and Ton, TN (2014) Spatial Interpolation of Air Pollutants in Bangalore: 2010-2013. In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, 12-16 November 2014, Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

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Abstract

Air pollutants and their ill effects on the environment and health of populations are well known. However for informed decisions on the protection of the health of populations from elevated levels of air pollution, an understanding of spatial-temporal variance of air pollutant patterns is necessary. Bangalore and other similar developing cities do not have an adequate number of fixed monitoring stations that could provide a complete coverage of the air pollution levels for the entire city. This can be overcome by using geospatial interpolation techniques that provide a complete coverage of the levels of pollutants. The aim of this study is to locate sample points, characterise distribution patterns, map air pollutant distributions using interpolation techniques, highlight areas exceeding standard levels and in doing so determine spatial and temporal patterns of the levels of air pollutants. An air pollution map indicating levels of the variability of the pollutants will aid in the analysis of effects on health in populations due to elevated levels of pollutants.

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Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Raouf Naguib
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 13:33
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 13:33
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1410

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