Air quality has become a major issue during the last decades for a great number of cities and a matter of concern for both citizens and scientists. The quality of life has deteriorated in urban regions due to high pollution levels and a large number of people suffer from pollution effects on health. The prediction of air pollution episodes is very useful in that it enables the local authorities to give a warning against high pollutant concentrations or to take limitation measures on the emission sources. hi the past, efforts for pollution level forecasting have been reported using mathematical models (simulating the physical process) or statistical methods (Zannetti, 1990). The mathematical model operation requires high computational capacity, meteorological data and emission inventory. The required meteorological data are very difficult to collect and process, while the creation of an emission inventory is not an easy task.
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