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Smoke emissions from industrial western Scotland in 1859 inferred from Lord Kelvin's atmospheric electricity measurements

Abstract:

Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) made careful, calibrated measurements of the atmospheric Potential Gradient (PG) at three sites on the east side of Arran in 1859. The PG was always anomalously high in easterly and north-easterly winds. Positive space charge from sea spray may have contributed to the high PG at two coastal sites, but measurements made on Goatfell, inland and 100-175m above sea level are unlikely to have been affected by spray. Instead, pollution from the Scottish mainland seems ...

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Journal:
ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
Volume:
50
Pages:
373-376
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1873-2844
ISSN:
1352-2310
URN:
uuid:25b67acf-5903-45c3-90d7-46bdb1e36475
Source identifiers:
313957
Local pid:
pubs:313957

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