May 20, 2015, by tvu

Travelling pollution – East Asian human activities affect air quality in remote tropical forests

Research led by Dr Matt Ashfold in the School of Biosciences is featured in a press release from the European Geosciences Union. The release begins:

“Researchers from the UK and Malaysia have detected a human fingerprint deep in the Borneo rainforest in Southeast Asia. Cold winds blowing from the north carry industrial pollutants from East Asia to the equator, with implications for air quality in the region. Once there, the pollutants can travel higher into the atmosphere and impact the ozone layer.”

It can be read in full here. The research was published on 31 March in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and can be found here

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