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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Role Of Atmospheric Aerosol Pollutants & Climate Change Aerosol Pollutants & Sources ealth Effects of Aerosol pollutants Aerosols & Climate Atmospheric pollutants are particulatematter released into the atmosphere thathas the potential to cause harm to the environment and living organisms Current Research: Atmospheric Research Group The ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH GROUP uses ground based & satellite based data to investigate pollutants & the atmospheric processes * Atmospheric pollution measurements*Different remote sensing techniques*Aerosols &clouds*Stratospheric warming & planetery waves*Atmospheric gravity waves,planetary waves & equatorial waves*Middle atmospheric structure & wave dynamics*Characterics of the tropopause & its relation to the ozone concentration *CSIR*SANSA*SAWS*University of KWAZULU-NATAL*University OF PRETORIA*University OF NORTH-WEST National Collaborators *CDTA*LATMOS*Laboratoire d'Aerologie*LISA*University of reunion*Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement International Collaborators Instrumentation Group Focus Areas: LIDARRADARAERONETSAWSRADIOMETER Ground-Based Satellite-Based SABERTOMSHALOEAERONETGOME By:Samantha Naicker Mining activitiesin South Africa also results severeacid rain in theNorth-West due to SO2 aerosols Sulphur dioxide (SO2),Carbon dioxide (CO2) & Nitrogen oxide (NO2) are some of the majorpollutants from industrial & anthropogenic activities Majority of SO2 &CO2 production comes fromcoal fired power plantsdue South Africa's dependence on coal forelectricity.FurthermoreNOx & CO2 are producedfrom heavy traffic References: 1.Atmosphere Research UKZN-Westville 2 1 3 4 Harm to reproductive system,nervous system,affects learning,memory,behaviour and causes cancer Shortness of breathe,coughing,wheezing,burning eyes &throat with irritation to mucus membranes Increased risk of heart attacks and respiratory diseases,chest pain,asthma and pulmonary inflammation SO2 CO2 NO2 Climate data has predicted Africa to be the most affected by climatechange,with biodiversity undersevere threat, heat waves and droughtpredicted There has been an increasing temperaturetrend over thepast decades CLIMATE CHANGE is a shift in global & regional weather patterns over along period of time Aerosol pollutants play a significant rolein global climate balance therefore affectingclimate change. Large emissions of aerosolscontribute to climate forcing by altering solar radiation and temperature 1. SO2-28%2.CO2-31%3.NO2-6%4.Others-35% % of Aerosols in Atmosphere 2.
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