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RECORD NUMBER: 4 OF 18
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Climatic Trends over North America: Potential Role of Aerosols.|
|Author||Husar, R. B. ; Wilson, W. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Aerosols ; Climatic changes ; Air pollution ; Dew point ; Humidity ; Concentration(Composition) ; Clouds ; Ozone ; Trends ; Climatic trends ; Southeastern region(United States)|
The spatial pattern and the trends (1948-1980) of several key climatic parameters show that there has been a reduction of the surface noon temperature, over the S.E. United States. During the same time, and over the same region, there has been an increase of dewpoint, relative humidity, and noon cloud cover. The region overwhich these changes occurred coincides with the region of most significant increase in haziness (aerosol concentration). However, a cause-effect relationship has not been established.