The gutenberg-richter law for earthquakes in air pollution episodes: A case study for Athens, Greece

Czasopismo : Acta Geophysica
Tytuł artykułu : The gutenberg-richter law for earthquakes in air pollution episodes: A case study for Athens, Greece

Autorzy :
Yamasaki, K.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kobe University, Nada, Kobe, Japan,,
Teisseyre, R.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Li, C.
School of Computer Engineering and Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China,,
Majdański, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Trojanowski, J.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Öztürk, S.
Gümüşhane University, Department of Geophysics, Gümüşhane, Turkey,,
Chattopadhyay, A.
Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India,,
Beziuk, G.
Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics, Wrocław, Poland,,
Giang, N.V.
Institute of Geophysics, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam,,
Di Cristo, C.
Dipartimento di Meccanica, Strutture, Ambiente e Territorio, Universita` di Cassino, Cassino, Italy,,
Radice, A.
Dipartimento di Meccanica, Strutture, Ambiente e Territorio, Universita` di Cassino, Cassino, Italy,,
Kalinowska, M.B.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Nie, R.-S.
State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China,,
Acharya, N.A.
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India,,
Efstathiou, M.
Climate Research Group, Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Faculty of Physics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece,,
Abstrakty : The main aim of this study is to investigate whether the main components of the photochemical smog episodes over megacities obey the Gaussian distribution or do they follow the distribution of the Gutenberg-Richter law. To this end, a case study has been implemented for Athens, Greece, which is among the most densely populated capitals in the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. The data employed are hourly mean values of surface ozone and nitrogen dioxide concentrations collected by the National Air Pollution Monitoring Network during the period 1988-2008. The results obtained show that the surface ozone and nitrogen dioxide concentrations obey the Gutenberg-Richter law, while their extreme values follow the Generalized Pareto distribution. This finding is important for current efforts to reliably forecast the air pollutants concentrations and to quantify their contribution to climate change. Finally, the plausible mechanisms involved in air pollution dynamics leading to the above-mentioned behaviour are also discussed, assuming the air pollution system governed by non-linear processes.

Słowa kluczowe : air pollution, Gutenberg-Richter law, Generalized Pareto distribution,
Wydawnictwo : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Rocznik : 2012
Numer : Vol. 60, no. 1
Strony : 280 – 290
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Cytuj : Yamasaki, K. ,Teisseyre, R. ,Li, C. ,Majdański, M. ,Trojanowski, J. ,Öztürk, S. ,Chattopadhyay, A. ,Beziuk, G. ,Giang, N.V. ,Di Cristo, C. ,Radice, A. ,Kalinowska, M.B. ,Nie, R.-S. ,Acharya, N.A. ,Efstathiou, M. , The gutenberg-richter law for earthquakes in air pollution episodes: A case study for Athens, Greece. Acta Geophysica Vol. 60, no. 1/2012