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How Does Air Pollution Travel Across Continents?

August 22, 2019

In his feature in POWER Environmental’s Currents newsletter, Senior Air Quality Scientist Lou Corio explains how atmospheric studies helped change the view of air pollution sources beyond our own backyard. The idea that people now pay closer attention to emissions across the country or even on the other side of the world is rooted in groundbreaking studies on long-range pollutant transport and global climate impact.

This reference guide breaks down the complexity of long-range transport in an easy-to-follow illustration of how air pollutants are lifted into the atmosphere and transported for hundreds or even thousands of kilometers. Along with the visual is a glossary of terms that provide a quick reference to the different elements involved in the transport process.

Check out these great resources here or click the graphic below.

How air pollution travels, with link to a PDF