Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Effect of synoptic meteorological conditions on aerosol properties over urban environment: A study over tropical urban region of Hyderabad, India

Authors :
Domański, B.M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, bogdan@igf.edu.pl,
Gnyp, A.
Carpathian Branch of Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine, gnyp@cb-igph.lviv.ua,
Shanker, D.
Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, dayasfeq@iitr.ernet.in,
Zheng, H.
Geological Science Department, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, hs.zheng@usask.ca,
Majewska, Z.
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Kraków, Poland, majewska@geol.agh.edu.pl,
Dooge, J.C.I.
Centre for Water Resources Research, University College, Dublin, jdooge1@eircom.net,
Fleming, S.W.
Meteorological Service of Canada, Vancouver, Canada, fleming_sean@hotmail.com,
Chattopadhyay, S.
Pailan College of Management and Technology, Kolkata, India, surajit_2008@yahoo.co.in,
Kharol, S.K.
Atmospheric Science Section, National Remote Sensing Agency, Department of Space, Government of India, Balanagar, Hyderabad – 500 037, India, badrinath_kvs@nrsa.gov.in,
Abstract : Aerosol particle size distribution and chemical properties are important in studies related to human health and climate. The present study describes an analysis of aerosol mass loading, Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), black carbon aerosol mass concentration and carbon monoxide over tropical urban region of Hyderabad, India, during March 2006, coinciding with active forest fires season over India. Aerosol optical depth, particulate matter mass loading and carbon monoxide were observed to be high on days with air mass coming from north of the study area. Spatial occurrence of forest fires was analysed using MODIS daytime data and DMSP-OLS nighttime data sets. Aerosol optical depth measured using Micro-tops–II sunphotometer correlated well with MODIS derived AOD values. Results of the study suggested that synoptic meteorological conditions play an important role in the observed aerosol properties over the study area during the forest fire season.

Keywords : aerosols, black carbon, particulate matter, biomass burning, urban environment, forest fire,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2007
Number : Vol. 55, no. 3
Page : 383 – 397

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DOI :
Qute : Domański, B.M. ,Gnyp, A. ,Shanker, D. ,Zheng, H. ,Majewska, Z. ,Dooge, J.C.I. ,Fleming, S.W. ,Chattopadhyay, S. ,Kharol, S.K. ,Kharol, S.K. , Effect of synoptic meteorological conditions on aerosol properties over urban environment: A study over tropical urban region of Hyderabad, India. Acta Geophysica Vol. 55, no. 3/2007
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