Black carbon and ozone pollutants may be driving tropical expansion

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Black carbon and ozone pollutants may be driving tropical expansion

Year

2012

Organisation

DG Environment News Alert Services

27/07/2012 Man-made pollutants may be responsible for the expansion of the tropics in the northern hemisphere, according to recent research. Black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone, formed from human activities, are heating the atmosphere and shifting major atmosphericncirculation patterns further north, which could create drier conditions in the subtropics…

Attached file: ec.europa.eu_environment_integration_research_newsalert_pdf_294na4

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