Geography of global air pollution?

Global satellite-derived map of PM2.5 averaged over 2001-2006. Credit: Dalhousie University, Aaron van Donkelaar (NASA, 2010)

Very interesting piece from the NASA website on global air pollution, offering a map of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) density levels world-wide. This does point to high pollution levels associated with rapidly industrialising areas within China, but the geography of especially high fine particulate levels suggests this map is picking up more than just industrial pollution emissions.

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  1. […] rest is here: Geography of global air pollution? « NUIM Geography's Eye on the World By admin | category: DALHOUSIE University | tags: aaron, DALHOUSIE University, […]

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