Clear Sky Visibility Over Land Has Decreased Globally, Indicative Of Increases In Aerosols, Or Airborne Pollution

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 14:36 in Earth & Climate

Scientists have compiled the first decades-long database of aerosol measurements over land, making possible new research into how air pollution changes affect climate change. Using this new database, the researchers show that visibility over land has decreased globally over the past 30 years, indicative of increasing aerosols, or airborne particulates.

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