Total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS) aerosol index of smoke and dust absorption, 2004

Total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS) aerosol index of smoke and dust absorption, 2004

Courtesy Jay Herman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Major fine aerosol sources include fossil fuel and biomass combustion and high-temperature industrial processes. Industrialization in Asia is producing high levels of aerosol pollution.

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