Q&A with atmospheric scientist Hongbin Yu |
02 August 2012
A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows that 64 million tons of dust, pollution and other particles survive a trans-ocean journey to arrive in the air over North America each year. The findings were published Aug. 2 in the journal Science.
Hongbin Yu, lead author of the paper and an atmospheric scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., describes the finding and its health and climate implications.
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