Farmland Dust Cloud From Ukraine Impact Air Quality As Far As Germany

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 10:21 in Earth & Climate

Fallow agricultural land and steppe-formation processes are evidently capable of having a much greater effect on global air quality than was previously assumed. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers after examining a dust cloud that formed over parched fields in southern Ukraine and led to extremely high concentrations of particulate matter in Central Europe. On March 24, 2007, the dust cloud spread across Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic to Germany.

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