TITLE

El Nino, Indonesian fires and pollution

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Ecos;Apr/May2007, Issue 136, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the effect of El Nino in Indonesia. According to the recent findings of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and rainfall data, El Nino may have increased wildfire activity in Indonesia, adding to pollution levels over the Indian Ocean. It measured associated increases in atmospheric carbon monoxide levels throughout the Southern Hemisphere. U.S. scientist David Edwards said that the unusually dry landscape allowed wildfires to spread quickly, releasing large amounts of carbon monoxide and fine particles known as aerosols.
ACCESSION #
25161198

 

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