Air Pollution and Precipitation

Greg Ayers, Zev Levin

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This chapter reviews the main points related to effects of aerosol–cloud precipitation interactions. It discusses aerosol impact on rainfall on the ground and looks closely at the physical hypothesis that air pollution delays precipitation. Using Australia as a case study, the chapter explores the complexities of the evidence and arguments about the effects of pollution on precipitation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClouds in the Perturbed Climate System :
Subtitle of host publicationTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation
EditorsRobert J. Charlson, Jost Heintzenberg
PublisherMIT Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9780262255448
ISBN (Print)9780262012874
StatePublished - 27 Feb 2009

Publication series

NameStrüngmann Forum Reports

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