Mittal, Susheel K. and Singh, Nirankar and Agarwal, Ravinder and Awasthi, Amit and Gupta, Prabhat K. (2008) Ambient air quality during wheat and rice crop stubble burning episodes in Patiala. Atmospheric Environment, 43 (2). pp. 238-244. ISSN 1352-2310

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Open crop stubble burning events were observed in and around Patiala city, India. A ground level study was deliberated to analyze the contribution of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and rice (Oriza sativa) crop stubble burning practices on concentration levels of aerosol, SO2 and NO2 in ambient air at five different sites in and around Patiala city covering agricultural, commercial and residential areas. Aerosols were collected on GMF/A and QMF/A (Whatman) sheets for a 24 h period throughout the year in 2007. Simultaneously, sampling of SO2 and NO2 was conducted and results obtained during stubble burning periods were compared to the non-stubble burning periods. Results clearly pointed out a distinct increase in aerosol, SO2 and NO2 levels during the crop stubble burning periods.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ambient air; Crop stubble burning; Aerosol; SO2; NO2
Subjects: Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 07:13
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 07:13

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