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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13969-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13969-2016
Research article
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11 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2016

Is global dimming and brightening in Japan limited to urban areas?

Katsumasa Tanaka, Atsumu Ohmura, Doris Folini, Martin Wild, and Nozomu Ohkawara

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Surface solar radiation observed in Japan generally shows a strong decline until the end of the 1980s and then a recovery up until around 2000. A substantial number of measurement stations are located close to populated areas and are speculated to have been influenced by air pollution. However, data obtained at 14 meteorological observatories suggest that the large decadal variations in surface solar radiation occur on a large scale and not limited to urban areas.
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