Spatial Interpolation of Air Pollutants in Bangalore: 2010-2013

Anitha Chinnaswamy, Raouf N. G. Naguib, Q.T. Nguyen, Nigel Trodd, Ian Marshall, Norlaily Yaacob, Gil Nonato C. Santos, Edgar A. Vallar, Maria Cecilia D. Galvez, M.H. Shaker, T.N. Ton

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Abstract

Air pollutants and their ill effects on the environment and health of populations are well known. However for informed decisions on the protection of the health of populations from elevated levels of air pollution, an understanding of spatial-temporal variance of air pollutant patterns is necessary. Bangalore and other similar developing cities do not have an adequate number of fixed monitoring stations that could provide a complete coverage of the air pollution levels for the entire city. This can be overcome by using geospatial interpolation techniques that provide a complete coverage of the levels of pollutants. The aim of this study is to locate sample points, characterise distribution patterns, map air pollutant distributions using interpolation techniques, highlight areas exceeding standard levels and in doing so determine spatial and temporal patterns of the levels of air pollutants. An air pollution map indicating levels of the variability of the pollutants will aid in the analysis of effects on health in populations due to elevated levels of pollutants.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management - Hotel Centro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Duration: 12 Nov 201416 Nov 2014
Conference number: 7

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management
Abbreviated titleHNICEM
CountryPhilippines
CityPalawan
Period12/11/1416/11/14

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Chinnaswamy, A., Naguib, R. N. G., Nguyen, Q. T., Trodd, N., Marshall, I., Yaacob, N., ... Ton, T. N. (2014). Spatial Interpolation of Air Pollutants in Bangalore: 2010-2013. Paper presented at IEEE International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment and Management, Palawan, Philippines.