Investigation of Behavior and Trend of Nitrogen Dioxide in Tehran Using OMI Satellite Sensor Measurements
Atefeh
Shahmohammadi
Department of Physics, University of Zanjan, Zanjan;
author
Ali
Bayat
Department of Physics, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, P.O.Box 45371-38791, Iran;
author
Saeed
Mashhadizadeh Maleki
Department of Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Transportation, University
of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran;
author
text
article
2017
eng
Air pollution is one of the most important problems in the world’s major cities in the last century because it endangers human health and the environment. One of the indicators of air pollution is nitrogen dioxide, which is continuously measured by satellite from space and via ground-based instruments. In this paper, the data for nitrogen dioxide was measured by OMI over Tehran. Wind, surface temperature and horizontal visibility were recorded at Mehrabad Meteorological Station during the period from October 2004 to May 2016 to evaluate the behavior and trends of air pollution. The average amount of nitrogen dioxide during the spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons were 6.99 ×1015, 6.22 ×1015, 16.90 ×1015, and 19.65 ×1015 molec/cm2 with the highest (lowest) value occurring in the winter (summer). Also, the highest (lowest) standard deviation occurred in the winter (summer), which was 14.84 ×1015 (3.73 ×1015). The correlation coefficient of nitrogen dioxide with wind and temperature were -0.04 and -0.59, respectively, which show a greater effect of temperature on nitrogen dioxide changes. Also, the correlation coefficient of nitrogen dioxide with horizontal visibility was -0.20, which indicates a reduction of horizontal visibility with increasing urban pollution in Tehran. The nitrogen dioxide trend was calculated using linear regression after eliminating four, six, and twelve-month periods with 95% confidence. The trend of nitrogen dioxide was 5.76 ×1014 molec/ cm2 per year.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
69
78
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_107_61f3eaf195fa6219dbcbded8921b2a85.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2018.107
The dependence of the magnetic field strength of a sunspot umbra on its intensity and brightness temperature
Hashem
Hamedivafa
Physics Department,
Faculty of Science,
Imam Khomeini International University
author
text
article
2017
eng
A partial decrease of the convective energy by the magnetic field of a sunspot causes the temperature of the magnetized plasma to decrease and this leads to a magneto-hydrostatic equilibrium. Thus, we expect a strong relation between magnetic field strength of a sunspot and its temperature/brightness. Here, we investigate this relation in the umbra of the large sunspot in NOAA10930 using spectro-polarimetric data recorded by Solar Optical Telescope on board Hinode. The magnetic field strength is measured by two methods: 1) using the Stokes V profile of the neutral iron 630.25 nm line, and 2) running SIR inversion code on the full Stokes profiles of the two neutral iron 630.15 and 630.25 nm lines. The general behavior is the decreasing of magnetic field strength with temperature/intensity. For intensities less than about 0:2Iph (brightness temperature 4280 K; Iph is the mean photospheric intensity around the sunspot), decreasing magnetic field strength with increasing intensity has a steeper gradient, a power law function clearly explains the non-linear variations of magnetic field strength versus temperature/intensity. For intensities larger than 0:2Iph, at a given intensity, the range of the deviation of magnetic field strength is as large as 0.5 kG. By looking for the location of these points on the studied umbral region, we find that these points are belong to the inner penumbra where penumbral filaments intrude into the dark umbra at two corners of the studied umbral region which shows different magnetic field strengths. This difference can be due to the difference between the evolutionary stages of the penumbral filaments at the two corners during the observation period. For intensities less than 0:2Iph, the observed deviation around the power law behavior is partially due to the presence of umbral dots. Since umbral dots are brighter than the umbra, and the layers of optical depth unity are moved to higher heights, a smaller magnetic field strength may be measured in umbral dots. This causes the data points shift to larger intensities and smaller magnetic field strengths on the corresponding scatter plot. Since the increase in intensity and the decrease in magnetic field strength on different umbral dots are different, the scattering around the power law is explained.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
79
95
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_109_828853be21fd9cd85dc0268c8b676cbb.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.109
A meshless discrete Galerkin method for solving the universe evolution differential equations based on the moving least squares approximation
Pouria
Assari
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan 65178, Iran
author
Vahid
Kamali
Department of Physic, Faculty of Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan 65178, Iran
author
Ali
Suri
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan 65178, Iran
author
text
article
2017
eng
In terms of observational data, there are some problems in the standard Big Bang cosmological model. Inflation era, early accelerated phase of the evolution of the universe, can successfully solve these problems. The inflation epoch can be explained by scalar inflaton field. The evolution of this field is presented by a non-linear differential equation. This equation is considered in FLRW model. In FLRW model, we consider the universe as the warped product of real line with a three dimensional homogeneous and isotropic manifold _ which could have positive, negative or zero curvature. The main aim of this paper is the numerical solution of the inflation evolution differential equations using of a meshless discrete Galerkin method. The method reduces the solution of these types of differential equations to the solution of Volterra integral equations of the second kind. Therefore, we solve these integral equations using moving least squares method. Finally, a numerical example is included to show the validity and efficiency of the new technique.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
97
111
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_110_e61cb39583ff772ec6c4d1f9a243195d.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.110
Radiative heat transfer: many-body effects
Moladad
Nikbakht
Department of physics, University of zanjan, Zanjan, Iran;
author
Serviyeh
Ahmadian
Department of physics, University of zanjan, Zanjan, Iran;
author
Alireza
Hashemi
Department of physics, University of zanjan, Zanjan, Iran;
author
text
article
2017
eng
Heat transfer by electromagnetic radiation is one of the common methods of energy transfer between objects. Using the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, we have studied the effect of particle arrangement in the transmission of radiative heat in many-body systems. In order to show the effect of the structure morphology on the collective properties, the radiative heat transfer is studied and the results are compared for fractal and periodic structures. The calculations for fractals are restricted to the fractal structures based on vicsek model. It is shown that the thermal conductance can be large even for far apart particles in periodic structures. In contrast, it is shown that fractal arranged nanoparticles display complex radiative behavior related to their scaling properties, and heat flux is not of large-range character in such structures.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
113
120
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_111_ebc39af9062e4106d6473e5ee8d6f329.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.111
Measuring the velocity bulk flow in presence of chameleon fields
Amin
Salehi
Department of Physics, Lorestan University of Lorestan, Lorestan, Iran
author
Muhammad
yarahmadi
Department of Physics, Lorestan University of Lorestan, Lorestan, Iran
author
Shahriar
Fathi
Department of Physics, Lorestan University of Lorestan, Lorestan, Iran
author
text
article
2017
eng
cluster are responsible for the peculiar motion; however the exact source of the peculiar motion is still uncertain and it seems that this motion and other types of anisotropies in large scales have a common source. The chameleon fields can be a good candid to explain both types of anisotropy, namely the bulk flow in small scales and other types of anisotropies in large scales. In this paper, we study the bulk in the presence of chameleon fields flow in different scales. While in the past , this has been studied mostly using galaxies as distance indicators, the weight of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) has increased recently. We use Union2 catalogue containing 557 type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) in redshift range, ٠٫ ١۵ < z < ١٫ ۴. The results indicate that for distances smaller than 150 Mpc, the bulk flow is moving in the (l, b) = (٢٨۶, ١۶) direction with amplitude of ٢٧٣kms−١. This result is consistence with the direction of CMB dipole in (١- σ) confidence level. In large scales (٣٠٠h−١Mpc), the convergence between direction of the bulk flow and CMB dipole decreases while the bulk flow tends to the direction of dark energy dipole; thus it seems that chameleon field can be a common source for bulk flow and dark energy dipole. Moreover, we have estimated the chameleon parameter using peculiar velocity of Type Ia supernovae.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
121
137
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_112_23eecbade71894bf7f453cf952db3226.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.112
Studying the temporal and vertical distributions of dust aerosols for the atmosphere of Zanjan
Mahsa
Salehi
Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran;
author
AmirAmir
Masoumi
Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
author
text
article
2017
eng
Level 2 data of Caliop space-borne lidar is used during 2006-2017 for 144 night overpass of Calipso satellite over Zanjan. It is seen that aerosol optical depth is increased during spring and summer. For example, maximum/minimum monthly-averaged AOD is 0.36/0.06 for August/December. The particulate depolarization ratio of data shows that dust is the dominant aerosol in the atmosphere of Zanjan. There is no relationship between AOD and surface wind speed. Also, based on the results of HYSPLIT backward trajectory model, the Tigris-Euphrates basin is the main dust source of the atmosphere of Zanjan. The parameter of horizontal visibility is not sharply decreased during dust events and it is accompanied by higher altitudes of recorded dust layers and therefore, one can conclude that dust particles have mainly external sources.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
139
149
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_113_9c722fdd35472b470ed0b92f3edc25b3.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.113
The investigation of the Newtonian collisional viscous shear dusty plasma system in the hydrodynamic regime: Using fluid model
Marjan
Mahdavi-Gharavi
Department of Physics and Institute for Plasma Research, Kharazmi University, 49 Dr. Mofatteh Avenue, Tehran 15614, Iran
author
Kamal
Hajisharifi
Department of Physics and Institute for Plasma Research, Kharazmi University, 49 Dr. Mofatteh Avenue, Tehran 15614, Iran
author
Hassan
Mehdian
Department of Physics and Institute for Plasma Research, Kharazmi University, 49 Dr. Mofatteh Avenue, Tehran 15614, Iran
author
text
article
2017
eng
The fluid description is employed to investigate the instability of Newtonian viscous shear dusty plasma system in hydrodynamic regime, taking into account both viscosity and collision effects. Describing the equilibrium configuration in the presence of the binary collision terms between dust grains and neutral particles and using the local approximation method, the dispersion relation is obtained by applying the generalized hydrodynamic equation to find the spatial dependence of the initial velocity in equilibrium state. Analyzing the obtained dispersion relation shows that the main factor of free energy source to arise the instability of the system is due to the viscous force. While the collision effect plays a stabilizing role for the system by reducing the growth rate of the instability of the Newtonian strongly coupled dusty plasma system in the hydrodynamic regime.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
151
159
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_119_4903c5ba06be6729146c45090ee7de70.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.119
A study of trend and seasonality of tropospheric NO2 over Iran by using 14 years of OMI data acquisition
Ruhollah
Moradhaseli
Department of physics, Zanjan branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran
author
text
article
2017
eng
Results of a study on tropospheric NO2 over Iran for a 14 years period have been reported. Monthly averages of tropospheric NO2 concentrations recorded by OMI from Oct 2004 to Mar 2018 have been used. A model including a linear and sinusoidal term is applied to study trend and seasonal behavior of NO2 concentrations. Original 0.125 ×0.125 degree data of OMI have been averaged to get 1 ×1 degree resolution to analyze trends. Trend results with 95% confidence level have been reported. In 27 centers of provinces in Iran, real trends have been detected. By using seasonal analysis, mostly polluted months have been determined for these cities. 2 cities experience most pollution in spring, 3 in summer, 2 in autumn and 24 cities in winter. Pollution source type classification shows 24 urban and 3 soil emission cases for the studied cities. Source type determination was impossible in 4 cities by criteria used in this paper.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
161
170
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_120_67ca1445da0215a2d011fc63a606c097.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.120
A study on type I Bianchi model and statefinder diagnostic for ghost dark energy in a fractal cosmology
A.
Aghamohammadi
Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran;
author
text
article
2017
eng
In this work, we consider the type I Bianchi model in a fractal cosmology and investigate the ghost dark energy model from the statefinder viewpoint. The statefinder diagrams depict the properties of the ghost dark energy and show the discrimination between this scenario, ΛCDM and generalized ghost dark energy models. By using the statefinder parameters r and s, we find out that the studied model can attain the ΛCDM phase of the fractal universe. We also show the behavior of the ghost (generalized ghost) dark energy and quintessence (phantom). Lastly, we show the effect of the anisotropy on the evolution of the universe in the statefinder diagram.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
172
182
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_121_d0ea079f63ffff681b348af685402c4e.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.121
Propagation and Damping of Longitudinal Intensity Oscillations in Solar Coronal Structures
Abbas
Abedini
Department of Physics, University of Qom, Qom University Blvd Alghadir, P.O. Box 3716146611, Qom, I. R. Iran.
author
Mahdieh Sadat
Mousavi Monfared
Department of Physics, University of Qom, Qom University Blvd Alghadir, P.O. Box 3716146611,
Qom, Iran;
author
text
article
2017
eng
Recently, the longitudinal oscillations of intensity have been frequently detected in the different structures of the solar corona using space telescope observations. Some researchers believe that the magneto-acoustic waves, which share the plasma heating processes in the corona, are responsible for the longitudinal oscillations of the intensities. In this study, the aim is to discover the location, generation, propagation and damping of the magneto-acoustic waves in the corona structures as well as to compare the results with theoretical models. For this purpose, for each selected active region, about 400 sequence images are taken at 12 seconds intervals at 171 angstroms using AIA instrument onboard on the SDO space telescope. For each set, the histogram equalization is applied with respect to the first image for all images, then the time series of intensities are extracted from the successive macropixels with 3×3 pixels wide on different paths along the active region loops. Different filters are applied to the time series of the intensities, and real and stable frequencies are identified from the unrealistic and unstable frequencies of the noise in the spectral power density using the Lamb-Scargle algorithm. The physical quantities of the dominant frequencies are computed. The results of this analysis showed that magneto- acoustic waves are produced at the base of the loops of the active regions and propagated along the loops. The range of oscillation period, apparent velocity, apparent length, damping time, and damping quality of these extracted waves are 7-32 minutes, 66-363 km/s; 8-103 mega meters, 0.7-12 minutes and 0.06-0.63, respectively. Also, by comparing the observational results with the theoretical models, the temperature range and electron numerical density of the selected regions are estimated.
Iranian Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Damghan University
Astronomical Society of Iran
2322-4924
4
v.
2
no.
2017
183
194
http://ijaa.du.ac.ir/article_127_c738819b7a2425dbb17eae91b657973c.pdf
dx.doi.org/10.22128/ijaa.2017.127