Articles | Volume 20, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10637–10665, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10637-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10637–10665, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10637-2020

Measurement report 11 Sep 2020

Measurement report | 11 Sep 2020

Measurement report: Statistical modelling of long-term trends of atmospheric inorganic gaseous species within proximity of the pollution hotspot in South Africa

Jan-Stefan Swartz et al.

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Statistical modelling of interdependencies between local, regional and global parameters on long-term trends of atmospheric SO2, NO2 and O2 within proximity of the pollution hotspot in South Africa indicated that changes in meteorological conditions and/or variances in source influences contributed to temporal variability. The impact of increased anthropogenic activities and energy demand was evident, while the El Niño–Southern Oscillation made a significant contribution to O3 levels.
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