Occurrences Of Dust Storms And The Effect On Human Health

Ghsoon, Faik Salih (2016) Occurrences Of Dust Storms And The Effect On Human Health. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Kajian ini memberi penerangan tentang kepentingan satu fenomena semula jadi, ribut pasir, kewujudannya, arah dan kesan yang mendalam ke atas kesihatan manusia. Oleh itu, tujuan kajian ini adalah untuk mengkaji kesan ribut pasir ke atas kesihatan manusia. Metodologi kajian adalah berdasarkan kajian lapangan, unsur-unsur iklim dan fenomena debu di wilayah kawasan kajian dan berhampirannya telah dianalisis dengan menggunakan kaedah siri kronologi dan analisis pekali korelasi. Peta terperinci kawasan kajian dikumpulkan dari lapan stesen kaji cuaca yang terletak di sepanjang linkungan utara ke elatan Iraq, yang juga terdiri daripada kebanyakan bentuk geografi di Iraq iaitu yang keadaan di kawasan tinggi dan rendah. Di samping itu, operasi statistik dan persamaan matematik telah digunakan untuk menganalisis beberapa elemen iklim. Soal selidik kajian telah diedarkan bagi menyiasat masalah kesihatan yang timbul, kemudahan kesihatan yang disediakan apabila ribut pasir melanda dan kesan ribut pasir terhadap penduduk yang tinggal di bandar Thi-Qar. Kajian ini juga menggunakan dan memperlihatkan dokumen daripada arkib pelbagai institusi kesihatan di wilayah Dhi Qar dan mengumpul data yang berkaitan. Data-data ini dibandingkan dengan data meteorologi yang diperolehi daripada Pertubuhan Meteorologi Iraq. This study, shed light on the importance of a natural phenomenon, the dust storm, its birth, direction and its deep impact on human health. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the impact of the dust storm on human health. The research methodology was based on the field study, the climatic elements and dust phenomenon in the study area and neighbouring provinces were analysed. Detailed maps of the study area were collected from eight weather stations spread from the north to south of Iraq, which cover most of the geographical forms in Iraq ranging from high areas to low areas. Samples of sand dunes were analysed to get the most accurate results that help in solving the geographical problem. Survey questionnaires were distributed to investigate the health problems, facilities that are provided during these dust storms and the effect of dust storms on the residents of Dhi-Qar city. This study also used and screened documents from the archive of various health institutions in Dhi Qar province. These data were compared with meteorological data obtained from Iraqi Meteorological Organisation.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5800-5808 Distance education.
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Pendidikan Jarak Jauh (School of Distance Education)
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 14:41
    Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 14:41
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/32158

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