Thermal imaging analysis of local climate in relation to air quality in surroundigs of the paper mill industry
AbstractThe objective of this study was to explore a new method of using thermography to analyze the local climate of industrialized areas by observing the main source of pollution and finding correlations between pictures from a thermographic camera and selected climatic conditions and pollution data. We converted pictures into numerical data expressing the number of pixels in different shades of greyscale. We used these to create a ratio and observed its relation to selected climatic conditions including aerosols, humidity, temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon oxide, sulphur dioxide, benzene, nitrogen dioxide, and surface ozone. The detection of significant correlations suggests that this method is applicable in the area of environmental research.
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