January 21, 2014

Asian Air Pollution Affecting World’s Weather

Satellite photo shows huge air pollution clouds at far left.
Japan is on the right. (Photo: NASA JPL)

Extreme air pollution in Asia is affecting the world’s weather and climate patterns, according to a study by Texas A&M University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers.

Yuan Wang, a former doctoral student at Texas A&M, along with Texas A&M atmospheric sciences professors Renyi Zhang and R. Saravanan, have had their findings published in the current issue of Nature Communications.