Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 3.089 IF 3.089
  • IF 5-year<br/> value: 3.700 IF 5-year
    3.700
  • CiteScore<br/> value: 3.59 CiteScore
    3.59
  • SNIP value: 1.273 SNIP 1.273
  • SJR value: 2.026 SJR 2.026
  • IPP value: 3.082 IPP 3.082
  • h5-index value: 45 h5-index 45
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2016-405
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Research article
22 Feb 2017
Review status
A revision of this discussion paper for further review has not been submitted.
Estimation of Dust Downfall Time in Dusty Days using the Correlation between PM10 and Sunphotometer Data
Samira Zolfaghari Nikanjam1, Hamid Reza Khalesifard2,a, and Yousefali Abedini1,a 1Department of Physics, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, 38791-45371, Iran
2Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, 45137-66731, Iran
aCenter for Climate Change and Global Warming, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan 45137-66731, Iran
Abstract. Urban air pollution has become a serious challenge in all societies. Nowadays, pollutants are measured by various tools and devices, including local particulate measurement instruments and ground-based remote sensing devices. This paper aims to estimate dust downfall time in dusty days of Zanjan city using the data obtained from ground-based aerosol sampling device and sunphotometer. The particulates with the size of less than 10 micrometers (PM10) were measured by ground-based measurement device in the height of 3 meters above the ground, while aerosol optical depth (AOD), which represents the amount of aerosols in vertical column of atmosphere, was measured by sunphotometer. According to correlation coefficient diagram, PM10 and AOD reached a maximum of 2, 6, 3 and 3 hours in dusty days of 9, 10, 24 and 25 June 2010. In other words, dust downfall took 2, 6, 3 and 3 hours respectively in the aforementioned days. Keywords: Downfall, dust, sunphotometer, correlation

Citation: Zolfaghari Nikanjam, S., Khalesifard, H. R., and Abedini, Y.: Estimation of Dust Downfall Time in Dusty Days using the Correlation between PM10 and Sunphotometer Data, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2016-405, in review, 2017.
Samira Zolfaghari Nikanjam et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed (peer review stopped)
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version      Supplement - Supplement
 
RC1: 'Review of the paper “Estimation of Dust Downfall Time in Dusty Days using the Correlation between PM10 and Sunphotometer Data by Samira Zolfaghari et al.,', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'RC', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
EC1: 'Decision communication', Omar Torres, 20 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
Samira Zolfaghari Nikanjam et al.
Samira Zolfaghari Nikanjam et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 320 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)

HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
241 52 27 320 13 26

Views and downloads (calculated since 22 Feb 2017)

Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 22 Feb 2017)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 320 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)

Thereof 317 with geography defined and 3 with unknown origin.

Country # Views %
  • 1

Saved

Discussed

Latest update: 24 Jun 2017
Publications Copernicus
Download
Share