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Climate and health impacts of particulate matter from residential combustion sources in developing countries
Author(s):Kodros, John K.
Globally, close to 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking technology, while 1.8 billion people lack access to electricity altogether. As a means to generate energy for residential tasks, it is common in many ...
Observational and theoretical investigation of the evolution of biomass burning aerosol size distributions, An
Author(s):Sakamoto, Kimiko M.
Biomass-burning aerosols contribute to aerosol radiative forcing on the climate system. The magnitude of this effect is partially determined by aerosol size distributions, which are functions of source fire characteristics ...
Potential indirect effects of aerosol on tropical cyclone development
Author(s):Krall, Geoffrey Michael
Observational and model evidence suggest that a 2008 Western Pacific typhoon (NURI) came into contact with and ingested elevated concentrations of aerosol as it neared the Chinese coast. This study uses a regional model ...
Characterizing the influence of anthropogenic emissions and transport variability on sulfate aerosol concentrations at Mauna Loa Observatory
Author(s):Potter, Lauren E.
Sulfate aerosol in the atmosphere has substantial impacts on human health and environmental quality. Most notably, atmospheric sulfate has the potential to modify the earth's climate system through both direct and indirect ...
Examination of the potential impacts of dust and pollution aerosol acting as cloud nucleating aerosol on water resources in the Colorado River Basin
In this study we examine the cumulative effect of dust acting as cloud nucleating aerosol (cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), giant cloud condensation nuclei (GCCN), and ice nuclei (IN)) along with anthropogenic aerosol ...
Remote continental aerosol characteristics in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming
Author(s):Levin, Ezra JT
The Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming enjoy some of the cleanest air in the United States, with few local sources of particulate matter or its precursors apart from fire emissions, windblown dust, and biogenic ...
Simulating southwestern U.S. desert dust influences on severe, tornadic storms
Author(s):Lerach, David Gregory
In this study, three-dimensional numerical simulations were performed using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) model to investigate possible southwestern U.S. desert dust impacts on severe, tornadic storms. ...
Relationships between aerosol, cloud, and precipitation as observed from the A-train constellation of spaceborne sensors
Author(s):Lebsock, Matthew David
Data from several sensors flying in NASA's A-train constellation of satellites are analyzed to examine global relationships between aerosol, clouds and precipitation with particular emphasis placed on the Earth's radiation ...
Impacts of unconventional oil and gas development on atmospheric aerosol particles
Author(s):Evanoski-Cole, Ashley R.
Rising demands for global energy production and shifts in the economics of fossil fuel production have recently driven rapid increases in unconventional oil and gas drilling operations in the United States. Limited field ...
Regional aerosol effects on precipitation: an observational study
Author(s):Boyd, Kathryn J.
There have been a multitude of studies on the effects increased amounts of aerosols may have on clouds. The connection between increased cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and cloud microphysics has been established by in ...