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Aerosols and Their Impact on Radiation, Clouds, Precipitation, and Severe Weather Events

Zhanqing Li, Daniel Rosenfeld and Jiwen Fan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Earth Sciences and Geography. 12792 words.

Aerosols (tiny solid or liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere) have been in the forefront of environmental and climate change sciences as the primary atmospheric pollutant and...

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Air Pollution and Weather Interaction in East Asia

Aijun Ding, Xin Huang and Congbin Fu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 9986 words.

Air pollution is one of the grand environmental challenges in developing countries, especially those with high population density like China. High concentrations of primary and secondary...

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Arid Environments

Julie Laity.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 12002 words.

Arid environments cover about one third of the Earth’s surface, comprising the most extensive of the terrestrial biomes. Deserts show considerable individual variation in climate,...

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