Articles | Volume 17, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12827–12843, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12827-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12827–12843, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12827-2017

Research article 27 Oct 2017

Research article | 27 Oct 2017

Adverse effects of increasing drought on air quality via natural processes

Yuxuan Wang et al.

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Besides the well-known large impact on agriculture and water resources, drought is associated with significant adverse effects on air quality. Drought-induced degradation of air quality is largely due to natural processes, offsetting the effort of anthropogenic emission reduction during the past decades. Such adverse impacts should be included in modeling processes under current and future climate for mitigation policy.
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