Long-Range Transport of Air Pollutants

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Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)

Abstract

Air pollutants may be transported over several 1 000 km ranges, across continents, oceans (intercontinental), hemispheres, or even globally, depending on lifetime and other properties. Transported emissions include primary pollutants emitted from industry and vehicles (e.g., nitric oxide) and natural pollutants released by forest fires (e.g., soot). Also secondary pollutants (e.g., ozone) that are formed near the source region undergo transport. Recent advances in understanding atmospheric transport pathways, source-receptor relationships, and transformation of pollutants during transport are described.

Keywords

Deep Convection Pollution Transport Free Troposphere Pollution Plume Biomass Burning Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA)OberpfaffenhofenGermany

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