Correlation Study of Meteorological Parameters and Criteria Air Pollutants in Jiangsu Province, China

Document Type : Original Research Paper


NUIST Reading Academy, 219 Ningliu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210044 P.R. China


Air pollution is a global issue and meteorological factors play an important role in its transportation
and regional concentration. The current research is aimed to analyse the variations in meteorological
parameters in a seasonal and geographical location context in the Jiangsu province of China, and its
correlation with the six criteria air pollutants, and air quality index (AQI). The present analysis will
supplement the limited understanding on the relation between the regions prevalent climatic conditions
and atmospheric pollution. The meteorological data analysis showed Suzhou city located in the
southern region of the Jiangsu province with high average temperature, relative humidity, and rainfall.
Maximum values of temperature, UV index, sunshine, relative humidity, and rainfall occurred during
summer, while air pressure in winter. High values of all meteorological parameters occurred in the
northern and southern region of the province. The data correlation study revealed AQI to have
negative correlation with most meteorological parameters, and positive correlation with air pressure in
all cities.


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