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Rain and dust : magnetic records of climate, and pollution.

Maher, Barbara A. (2009) Rain and dust : magnetic records of climate, and pollution. Elements, 5 (4). pp. 229-234. ISSN 1811-5209

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Abstract

Magnetic susceptibility measurements of sediments from the Chinese Loess Plateau – the biggest accumulation of windblown sediments on Earth – contain one of the best records of continental climate change available, providing a detailed picture of glacial and interglacial cycles and variations in the East Asian summer monsoon stretching back over more than 2 million years. In the case of anthropogenic airborne particles, the spread of particulate pollutants can be robustly traced throughout a city environment by measuring the magnetic properties of leaves, which trap magnetic particles released from vehicle exhausts and/or industry emissions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Elements
Uncontrolled Keywords: magnetic susceptibility ; climate change ; summer monsoon ; particulate pollution ; health impacts
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 27048
Deposited By: Professor Barbara A Maher
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2009 09:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:38
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27048

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