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Review on Research of the Negative Air Ion Concentration Distribution and its Correlation with Meteorological Elements in Mountain Tourist Area

This paper focuses on the research progress of the negative air ion concentration distribution characteristics and its correlation with meteorological elements in mountain tourist areas for recent decades in China. Many researches showed that the distribution of negative air ion in mountain tourist areas has obvious daily and seasonal variations, and its space changes also have regularity. In a day, the NAI concentration will appear alternately with peaks and troughs. The changes of NAI concentration are the summer, autumn high, winter and spring low, the highest in summer, the lowest in winter. In the middle and low altitude areas, NAI concentration is positively correlated with elevation, and negative correlation in high altitude. The concentration of NAI is related to wind speed, air humidity, air temperature, solar radiation, weather conditions, and other meteorological elements. Most research results show that humidity is the most important meteorological factor affecting NAI concentration. The NAI concentration in mountainous scenic spots is significantly positively correlated with relative humidity and rainfall intensity, positively correlated with wind speed and solar radiation, negatively correlated with air temperature. However, due to different sources of monitoring data, observations difference in time, different sample size and other elements, the conclusions on negative air ion concentration distribution characteristics and its correlation with the meteorological factors are not entirely consistent. Negative air ion monitoring equipment should be gradually standardize to ensure the reliability of monitoring data in the future, while we should take advantage of years of continuous observations to carry the study of correlation between negative air ion and meteorological factors, and this will provide a theoretical basis for negative air ion concentration forecasts.

Mountain Tourist Areas, Negative Air Ion, Concentration Distribution, Meteorological Element, Correlation

Deng Ling. (2019). Review on Research of the Negative Air Ion Concentration Distribution and its Correlation with Meteorological Elements in Mountain Tourist Area. Earth Sciences, 8(1), 60-68.

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