Effects of forest areas on air quality; Aras Basin and its environment

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DEMİR M., Dindaroglu T., YILMAZ S.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, vol.12, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: In the study, the Aras Basin and its environment, one of the most important hydrological basins of Turkey, was evaluated. In survey area, to determine the change of air quality, it was benefited from 23,770 pieces of hourly measured SO2 (Sulfur dioxide) and PM10 (particulate matter) concentration values for the December, January and February of 2009-2010 in which the pollution is at peak, by forming database in geographical information system (GIS), spatial analyze maps were attained. By comparing; maps showing attained numeral air quality and maps showing the spread of forest lands in the region, it was tried to determine the relation and interaction between air quality and forest lands.