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Influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on air pollution transport
Description: In this study researchers examined the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on the atmospheric dispersion of pollution by computing the emission, transport and removal of insoluble gaseous and water-soluble aerosol tracers, tagged by the continent of origin. Their results indicate marked differences and partly reversed correlations for insoluble gas and soluble aerosol tracers. They find a strong anti-correlation over western and central Europe between European pollutant gas and aerosol concentrations and the phase of the NAO. [Source: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics]
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Source: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Publish Date: 2/1/2012
Reading Level: Expert
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