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Arctic Climate Study Reveals Impact of Industrial Soot
August 9, 2007
Scientists from the Desert Research Institute and their collaborators have determined that Northern Hemisphere industrial pollution resulted in a seven-fold increase in black carbon in Arctic snow during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Joe McConnell and Ross Edwards led the research, developing a new technique to quantify the impact of black carbon on Arctic climate forcing.
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