The Effects of the Air Pollution Observed in Winter with Regard to Water and Soil Resources in Erzurum Site
On Erzurum site, usage of fossil fuels for artificial heating causes atmospheric pollution and especially by means of precipitation it plays an important role on pollution of soil and water sources. This study has planned to indicate the dimension of precipitation transmissions. In this study, the concentration values of SO2 and PM before and after precipitation through 2003-2008 winter seasons were analysed. It appoints a negative relationship between SO2 and PM concentrations with winter precipitation; and their correlation coefficients are -0.138 and -0.150 respectively. In order to examine the effects of precipitation on reducing of SO2 and PM concentrations, t-paired tests were performed. It adjusts that, precipitation affect reducement of SO2 and PM concentrations with p<0.01 significance level. As a consequence, it indicates that the polluted air can affect the east side of Erzurum plain and Sakalıkesik plain negatively in Erzurum where winters are long and tough.
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