Study shows why eastern U.S. air pollution levels are more stagnant in winter

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Observations over the eastern U.S. show why emissions reductions haven’t achieved the same results in winter as they have in summer.


September 7, 2017

Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intense

More than a decade of lightning strikes over the Indian Ocean shows for the first time that ship exhaust along major shipping routes alters thunderstorm intensity.


February 20, 2015

Winter air campaign tracking how pollution handles the cold

A UW atmospheric scientist is leading a six-week survey of eastern U.S. skies to see how winter conditions affect air quality.


February 26, 2014

Pine forest particles appear out of thin air, influence climate

German, Finnish and U.S. scientists have discovered how gas wafting from coniferous trees creates particles that can reflect sunlight or promote formation of clouds.


July 9, 2013

Hazy days of summer: Southeast U.S. field work measures mercury, smog

Dozens of atmospheric scientists, including three University of Washington faculty members, are taking part in what’s being described as one of the largest atmospheric field campaigns in decades.

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