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In some cases, soot â€“ the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants â€“ can pack more of a climatic punch than greenhouse gases.
New research shows that air pollution in eastern China has reduced the amount of light rainfall over the past 50 years and decreased by 23 percent the number of days of light rain in the eastern half of the country.
Soot from pollution causes winter snowpacks to warm, shrink and warm some more. This continuous cycle sends snowmelt streaming down mountains as much as a month early, a new study finds.
By Zhou, Tianjun Yu, Rucong; Chen, Haoming; Dai, Aiguo; Pan, Yang ABSTRACT Hourly or 3-hourly precipitation data from Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neural Networks (PERSIANN) and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) 3B42 satellite products and rain gauge records are used to characterize East Asian summer monsoon rainfall, including spatial patterns in June-August (JJA) mean precipitation amount, frequency, and intensity, as well as the...
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