Title: The use of a new diagram for the analysis of the daily cycles in the air-pollution data

Authors: Marija Zlata Božnar; Boštjan Grašič; Primož Mlakar; Dejan Gradišar; Juš Kocijan

Addresses: MEIS d.o.o., Mali Vrh pri Šmarju 78, SI-1293 Šmarje-Sap, Slovenia ' MEIS d.o.o., Mali Vrh pri Šmarju 78, SI-1293 Šmarje-Sap, Slovenia ' MEIS d.o.o., Mali Vrh pri Šmarju 78, SI-1293 Šmarje-Sap, Slovenia ' Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia ' Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska cesta 13, SI-5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Abstract: From a temporal viewpoint, air pollution has significant daily patterns/cycles of behaviour. These cycles are conditioned by anthropogenic and natural phenomena. In both cases, a detailed observation and an understanding of the daily cycles rules or daily patterns of air pollution can be significant and at the same time can contribute to more effective measures to reduce the harmful impact of air pollution on human health. In this paper the new sunflower diagram is presented. The key advantage of the sunflower diagram is the ease of understanding the result and the ability to present information in the form of a graphic pattern, allowing the user to quickly understand the content. Using the sunflower diagram, we will present an analysis of the meteorological parameters that are important for understanding air pollution and air-pollution data for different locations in Slovenia.

Keywords: daily cycles; analysis tool; sunflower diagram; air-pollution flower; weather flower; wind flower.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2017.089422

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2017 Vol.62 No.2/3/4, pp.385 - 394

Received: 22 Aug 2016
Accepted: 05 Jul 2017

Published online: 16 Jan 2018 *

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