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Title: Measuring pristine air to reveal pollution's impact

Abstract

Data collected in flights above the Amazon rainforest shows a greater human impact on the atmosphere than previously thought. Researchers spent hours packed aboard a steamy Gulfstream-1 research aircraft as it zig-zagged between pristine air over the Amazon rainforest and polluted air nearby. It was like a trip through time, as scientists weaved between the two vastly different settings, snagging air samples characteristic of today’s industrial environment as well as samples of unpolluted air, like that before the industrial age.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1773168
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOLS; POLLUTION; RESEARCH AIRCRAFT; DATA; ADVANCED COMPUTER MODEL

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. Measuring pristine air to reveal pollution's impact. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
. Measuring pristine air to reveal pollution's impact. United States.
. Thu . "Measuring pristine air to reveal pollution's impact". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1773168.
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abstractNote = {Data collected in flights above the Amazon rainforest shows a greater human impact on the atmosphere than previously thought. Researchers spent hours packed aboard a steamy Gulfstream-1 research aircraft as it zig-zagged between pristine air over the Amazon rainforest and polluted air nearby. It was like a trip through time, as scientists weaved between the two vastly different settings, snagging air samples characteristic of today’s industrial environment as well as samples of unpolluted air, like that before the industrial age.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
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