Академическое издательство «Гео»

Keywords: atmospheric air, quality, pollution, assessment, integral index.



GEOGRAPHY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, 2012, № 2, p. 14-20

Assessing total atmospheric air pollution

S.V. Kakareka

sk001@yandex.ru

Assessment techniques for total (integral) atmospheric air pollution are presented. An account is given of the principles forming the basis for calculating the atmospheric pollution index that has been used for nearly 30 years in assessing atmospheric air pollution in Belarus and in other CIS countries. The advisability of improving the system for integral assessment of the atmospheric air quality in Belarus is substantiated, drawing on international experience, with the purpose of enhancing its potentialities as regards a real-time monitoring of the state of urban air environment.

Keywords: atmospheric air, quality, pollution, assessment, integral index.
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