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Changes in aerosol optical properties due to dust storms in the Middle East and Southwest Asia
Description: Super dust storms occurred over the Middle East and southwest Asia on March 2012. These storms reduced the air quality over the Gulf Region, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan. Airports were shut down due to poor visibility, schools were closed, and hundreds of people were hospitalized with respiratory problems. In order to better understand the effects of such dust storms researchers have analyzed aerosol optical and radiative properties during this event using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the Aerosol Robotic Network. [Source: Remote Sensing of Environment]
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Source: Remote Sensing of Environment
Publish Date: 3/5/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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