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Variation in the Amount of Air Pollution in Ankara (Turkey)

Ceren Tunaboylu, Hilal Saglam, and Tugba Seker


Geographic focus: Turkey / Ankara

Date completed: 2002

Air pollution is one of the most significant threats to human health. Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and population growth have all contributed to the problem. A team of students from Ankara, Turkey, studied sources of air pollution in their city. They created a series of maps to show distribution of different types of contaminants, particularly sulfur dioxide. To combat the problem the students recommended prohibition of low quality coal for residential heating, expansion of the public transportation system, and increased regulation of industry.

Topics / keywords: Air Pollution; Urbanization; Sulfur Dioxide

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