International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 956-967  <<Previous    Next>>

A statistical analysis and prediction of carbon dioxide emission in some eastern and northern states of India

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Pijush Basak1 and Sumit Nandi2
1 - Department of Mathematics, Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata-700109, India
2 - Department of Chemistry, Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata-700109, India

ABSTRACT

Environmental and climatic change due to global warming is a serious concern for scientists and researchers for the sake of existence of life on earth. One of the important causes for global warming is the uncontrolled emission of carbon dioxide from various sources which is responsible for this unwanted situation. The emission is enhanced in temporal and spatial scales since few decades. In India, an uneven variation in emission of the gas is observed in Northern and Eastern states for last thirty years and it is fear-provoking. In this paper, an attempt has been made to construct state-wise carbon-dioxide emission model for few northern and eastern states in India. A statistical procedure, namely, Least Square method is applied for the development of the model. Our models may be experimentally utilized for forecast of carbon dioxide emission in future.

Keywords: Carbon dioxide, Least Square method, Polynomial, Coefficient of determination, Residual analysis, Regression sum of square, Residual sum of square, Null hypothesis.

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2014040404534

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