he Collected of Scientific Papers “Geo-Technical Mechanics” (the Journal) is issued by the M.S. Polyakov Institute of Geotechnical Mechanics under the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This journal was established to publish theoretical and applied original scientific papers related to the rock and massif mechanics, fracture mechanics, mechanics of mining machines, physical and technical fundamental principals of mining operations; physics of mining operations, etc.
Only original papers executed at the up-to-date methodological level with observed publishing policy of the Journal and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are accepted for publication in the Journal.
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The Journal was registered as a professional publication on technical sciences and geology.
For the first time spatio-temporal characteristics of air pollution by sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and aerosol over Ukraine and Europe are established. It was shown that moderate risks of air pollution by sulfur dioxide of eastern and western parts of Ukraine relate as 2:1. It was shown that values of moderate and high risks of European areas most polluted by aerosol (except the north of Italy) and Ukraine (Kyiv, Donetsk and Odessa regions) are approximately related as 1:1. Moderate levels of risks for Kiev, Donetsk and Odessa regions relate to moderate risk levels of other Ukrainian regions as 1.8:1. The maximum risk value of moderate pollution by nitrogen dioxide of the atmosphere of Europe and Ukraine relate as 3:1. The analysis of concentration dynamics of carbon dioxide for atmosphere of the whole earth for the last 8 years (2004–2011) revealed the increase for more than 20 ppm. It is shown that the atmosphere of Ukraine exposed to the same level of carbon monoxide pollution, as the atmosphere of other European countries.