alexa Seasonal Variation in Surface Ozone Concentrations, Meteorology and Primary Pollutants in Coastal Mega City of Mumbai, India
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Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting
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Research Article

Seasonal Variation in Surface Ozone Concentrations, Meteorology and Primary Pollutants in Coastal Mega City of Mumbai, India

Sagar A. Marathe and Shankar Murthy*
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India 400 087
Corresponding Author : Shankar Murthy
Associate Professor
National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai
India 400 087
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Received: November 17, 2015; Accepted: December 23, 2015; Published: December 29, 2015
Citation: Marathe SA, Murthy S (2015) Seasonal Variation in Surface Ozone Concentrations, Meteorology and Primary Pollutants in Coastal Mega City of Mumbai, India. J Climatol Weather Forecasting 3:149. doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000149
Copyright: © 2015 Marathe SA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

In the present the study variation in ground level ozone (GLO) concentration with respect to availability of precursor pollutants and meteorological parameters in the tropical climatic conditions in Mumbai, India is discussed. The concentration of various pollutants and meteorological parameters have been monitored at the continuous air quality monitoring station of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, located in Bandra (Mumbai) for two years. The analysis of the data indicates that the pattern of formation of GLO changes with change in season. The maximum concentration for GLO was experienced in the post monsoon season unlike any other study reported in the country. The study highlights that the post monsoon season experienced the highest number of hourly and eight hourly exceedances in the permissible limits prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board. These high concentrations can be attributed to favorable climatic conditions and presence of precursor pollutants. This was proved by correlating GLO with precursor pollutants and meteorological parameters.

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