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Global air pollution crossroads over the Mediterranean.

Abstract:

The Mediterranean Intensive Oxidant Study, performed in the summer of 2001, uncovered air pollution layers from the surface to an altitude of 15 kilometers. In the boundary layer, air pollution standards are exceeded throughout the region, caused by West and East European pollution from the north. Aerosol particles also reduce solar radiation penetration to the surface, which can suppress precipitation. In the middle troposphere, Asian and to a lesser extent North American pollution is transp...

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10.1126/science.1075457

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Lelieveld, J More by this author
Berresheim, H More by this author
Borrmann, S More by this author
Crutzen, PJ More by this author
Dentener, FJ More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
298
Issue:
5594
Pages:
794-799
Publication date:
2002-10-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:9403e789-6395-47e5-8bdc-de7eaec9f706
Source identifiers:
167379
Local pid:
pubs:167379

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