THE PARTICULATE MATTER (PM 2.5) CONCENTRATION VARIATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH RAINFALL IN THE CITY OF BENGKULU

Authors

  • Saif Akmal BMKG
  • Anieta Carolina Stasiun Klimatologi Bengkulu

Keywords:

air quality, PM 2.5, rainfall

Abstract

Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) is an important parameter in air quality which has a significant impact on human health and the environment. This study aims to analyze the concentration level of PM 2.5 and find its relationship with rainfall in the city of Bengkulu. PM 2.5 concentration and rainfall data were collected for 2022 and analyzed based on descriptive statistics to find variations in PM 2.5 concentrations and their relationship to rainfall. The results of the analysis show that the temporal variation of PM 2.5 concentrations in Bengkulu City tends to be higher at certain periods, such as during periods of less rain and stagnant weather in the morning hours. The relationship between PM 2.5 concentration and rainfall shows an interesting negative effect relationship between weather factors and air pollution. Rainfall has an effect on reducing the concentration of PM 2.5 until 40% with the phenomenon of cleaning the air from small particles. This study provides insight into the variability patterns of PM 2.5 concentrations and their impact on air quality in Bengkulu City which also contributes to understanding of the dynamics of air pollution under various weather conditions.

 

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Published

2023-08-01

How to Cite

Saif Akmal, & Carolina, A. (2023). THE PARTICULATE MATTER (PM 2.5) CONCENTRATION VARIATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH RAINFALL IN THE CITY OF BENGKULU. Buletin Meteorologi, Klimatologi Dan Geofisika, 3(4), 22–31. Retrieved from http://balai2bmkg.id/index.php/buletin_mkg/article/view/64