Spatiotemporal Variations in Urban Air Quality of Lahore, Pakistan

Spatiotemporal Variations in Urban Air Quality of Lahore, Pakistan

Muhammad Shafiq, Fouzia Yaqub, Isma Younes

Natur & Umwelt


168 Seiten

ISBN-13: 9783954894925

Verlag: Anchor Academic Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 10.05.2016

Sprache: Englisch

Farbe: Ja

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This study reports the air pollution vulnerability mapping of Lahore city and provides information about the vulnerability levels of air pollutants at various places of Lahore. The air quality monitoring activities have been carried out at five places of Lahore and each location is monitored for six air pollutants which are carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and chlorine by a reagent absorption method. The sources and concentrations have been discussed. The data obtained from sampling at various commercial and residential sites is compared against the past year data and the comparison graphs are plotted to show the trend of these air pollutant. The spatial patterns of monthly mean precipitation and monthly mean temperature have been studied. A public survey has been conducted that shows the public awareness in regard to basic information regarding air pollution. In the end some conclusions and recommendations are given for the purpose to maintain a healthy environment for our citizens, support the strategies, to maintain energy independence and promote an effective role in formulating the environmental policies.
Muhammad Shafiq

Muhammad Shafiq

Muhammad Shafiq completed the Ph.D. degree (2012) in Meteorology at the Institute of Meteorology of Leopold-Francis University of Innsbruck, Austria. He completed the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Spatial Science from Department of Space Science, University of the Punjab, Pakistan in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He is employed with Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) since 2003. Presently he is head of glacier hydrology and hazards group. His research interests include Climate and Cryosphere, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Space Meteorology and Glacial Hazards. Dr. Shafiq is a member of IEEE-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Pakistan Society of Geographical Information Systems and Space Generation Advisory Council. He has been a fellow of Higher Education Commission (HEC-Pak) from 2007 to 2011.

Fouzia Yaqub

Fouzia Yaqub

Isma Younes

Isma Younes

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