oa Clean Air Journal = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug - Source region plume characterisation of the interior of South Africa as observed at Welgegund

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1017-1703



Before 2005, air quality measurements in South Africa were mainly performed by industries for compliance monitoring. These data sets were not generally available in the public domain and in most cases not scrutinised by peer reviewing. Other atmospheric studies have mainly been limited to short-term intensive campaigns such as SAFARI-92 and SAFARI 2000, or long-term campaigns with less comprehensive sets of instrumentation. The Cape Point Global Atmospheric Watch station is the most comprehensive long-term station in South Africa. However, the Cape Point GAW station is not regionally representative, since it is mostly influenced by marine background.

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