Earth  ID: 2675

Haze over China

NASA satellite image of eastern Asia shows a dense blanket of polluted air over central eastern China — dense enough that the coastline around Shanghai virtually disappears. The 'Asian Brown Cloud' is a toxic mix of ash, acids and airborne particles from car and factory emissions, as well as from low-tech polluters like wood-burning stoves.

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/stories/china_20030110/index.html


Visualization Credits

Joycelyn Thomson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
SeaStar/SeaWiFS January 10, 2003
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Environmental science
DLESE >> Geophysics
SVS >> Haze
SVS >> Shanghai
GCMD >> Location >> China
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0