CAMELIA GAVRILA OZONE CONCENTRATION PREDICTION USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS The aim of this paper is to determine a mathematical model which establishes the relationship between ozone levels together with other meteorological data and air quality. The model is valid for any season and for any area and is based on real-time data measured in Bucharest and its surroundings. This study is based on research using artificial neural networks to model nonlinear relationships between the concentration of immission of ozone and the meteorological factors: relative humidity (RH), global solar radiation (SR), air temperature (TEMP). The ozone concentration depends on following primary pollutants: nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2), carbon monoxide (CO). To achieve this, the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm was implemented in Scilab, a numerical computation software. Performed sensitivity tests proved the robustness of the model and its applicability in predicting the ozone on short-term.
Keywords: air pollution, troposphere ozone, artificial neuronal networks, hyperbolic tangent model