The Relation Between Meteorological Factors and Pollutants Concentrations in Karabuk City

Celik M. B. , Kadi I.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, cilt.20, ss.87-95, 2007 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.87-95


Karabuk, situated in the northwest of Turkey, is among the cities which suffer most from the air pollution in Turkey. Due to the heavy industrial foundations and the usage of low quality coal for heating purposes, air pollution has been the primary environmental problem in Karabuk. Meteorological factors are known to be effective in decreasing air pollution, but the meteorological properties of Karabuk do not allow for the diminishment of air pollution. In this study, the relationship between SO2 and particulate matter; and wind speed, relative humidity and air temperature has been investigated from 1998 to 2001 on the bases of 24-hour continuous measurements. The relationship between air pollution and the meteorological factors was statistically analyzed. According to the results of the analysis, for some years, there is a moderate and weak level relation between meteorological factors and particulate matter concentrations in Karabuk city.