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Theoretical Study of Aerosols Loading and Retention Over Bolgatanga, Ghana

Emetere, Moses and Sanni, Samuel Eshorame and Akinwumi, S. A. (2017) Theoretical Study of Aerosols Loading and Retention Over Bolgatanga, Ghana. Air, Soil and Water Research , 10. pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

The aerosols loading and retention over West Africa have grave effect on life-forms through the impact on health, farming, rainfall pattern, cloud formation, and regional climate. Bolgatanga can be found on the latitude and longitude of 10.78°N and 0.85°W, respectively. This research is focused on an investigative consideration of the negative effect of atmospheric aerosols over Bolgatanga in Ghana through a conceptual model using analytical and descriptive statistical methods with MATLAB curve-fitting tool. The model was verified using aerosol optical depth data set from satellite imagery—multi-angle imaging specto-reflectometer (MISR)—obtained over a period of 13 years. The highest percentage increase of aerosol retention was 64.27% over the research site. The model was used to estimate the atmospheric constants as 0.67, tuning constants as 0.24, and phase difference as ± π 4 . The physical interpretation of the results was analyzed systematically

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerosols retention, aerosols loading, climate, analytical technique, cloud formation
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 11:08
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9916

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