The influence of meteorological factors on air pollution occurrence in Christchurch

I. F. Owens, N. J. Tapper

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Abstract

This preliminary study has indicated levels of smoke, SO2 and NO(x) pollution in Christchurch were influenced by synoptic conditions during the winter of 1976. High levels occurred under anticyclonic weather and under northwest flow undeveloped at Christchurch. Low levels followed the passage of a cold front and also occurred during moist east to northeasterly flow. Correlation of individual meteorological parameters with pollution levels was not strong, with temperature and wind speed being the most important. Considerable refinement in both meteorological data used and method of analysis is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalPROC. N.Z. GEOGR. CONF.
Volume9 th Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1977
Externally publishedYes

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