Global Fine-Particulate Matter Mapped

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution linked to a number of diseases like cardiovascular disease, asthma, and bronchitis. It is suspected to cause millions of premature deaths worldwide. Using aerosols data from two NASA satellites and computer modeling, researchers at Dalhousie University have produced a long-term global map of fine particulate matter.

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Source:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/health-sapping.html

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern

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