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An early South Asian dust storm during March 2012 and its impacts on Indian Himalayan foothills: A case study
Description: The impacts of an early South Asian dust storm that originated over the western part of the Middle East and engulfed northwest parts of India during the third week of March 2012 have been studied at four different stations covering India and Pakistan. The impacts of this dust storm on aerosol optical properties were studied in detail at Delhi, Jodhpur, Lahore and Karachi. The study of radiative impact of dust aerosols revealed a significant cooling at the surface and warming in the atmosphere (with corresponding large heating rate) at all the stations during dust event. [Source: Science of The Total Environment]
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Source: Science of The Total Environment
Publish Date: 9/15/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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