Maher, Barbara A. (2009) Rain and dust : magnetic records of climate, and pollution. Elements, 5 (4). pp. 229-234. ISSN 1811-5209Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited By:||Professor Barbara A Maher|
|Deposited On:||15 Sep 2009 09:58|
|Last Modified:||11 Dec 2016 01:39|
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