Long-term trends in airborne SO2 in an air quality monitoring station in Seoul, Korea, from 1987 to 2013
Implications: Since 1970, a network of air quality monitoring (AQM) stations has been operated by the Korean Ministry of Environment (KMOE) for routine nationwide monitoring of air pollutant concentrations in urban/suburban areas. To date, the information obtained from these stations has provided a platform for analyzing long-term trends of major pollutant species. In this study, we examined the long-term trends of SO2 levels and relevant environmental parameters monitored continuously in the Yong-san district of Seoul between 1987 and 2013. The data were analyzed over various time scales (i.e., monthly, seasonal, and annual intervals). The results obtained from this study will allow us to assess the effectiveness of abatement strategy and to predict future concentrations trends in association with future abatement strategies and technologies.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 2: Environment Division, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom 3: Department of Environment and Energy, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea 4: Department of Environmental Application Science, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea 5: Division of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 6: Department of Marine Science & Technology, School of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Publication date: August 3, 2017