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The Indian Ocean Experiment: Widespread Air Pollution from South and Southeast Asia

Lelieveld, J. and Crutzen, P. J. and Ramanathan, V. and Andreae, M. O. and Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M. and Campos, T. and Cass, G. R. and Dickerson, R. R. and Fischer, H. and de Gouw, J. A. and Hansel, A. and Jefferson, A. and Kley, D. and de Laat, A. T. J. and Lal, S. and Lawrence, M. G. and Lobert, J. M. and Mayol-Bracero, O. L. and Mitra, A. P. and Novakov, T. and Oltsman, S. J. and Prather, K. A. and Reiner, T. and Rodhe, H. and Scheeren, H. A. and Sikka, D. and Williams, J. (2001) The Indian Ocean Experiment: Widespread Air Pollution from South and Southeast Asia. Science, 291 (5506). pp. 1031-1036. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1057103.

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The Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) was an international, multiplatform field campaign to measure long-range transport of air pollution from South and Southeast Asia toward the Indian Ocean during the dry monsoon season in January to March 1999. Surprisingly high pollution levels were observed over the entire northern Indian Ocean toward the Intertropical Convergence Zone at about 6°S. We show that agricultural burning and especially biofuel use enhance carbon monoxide concentrations. Fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning cause a high aerosol loading. The growing pollution in this region gives rise to extensive air quality degradation with local, regional, and global implications, including a reduction of the oxidizing power of the atmosphere.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2 November 2000; accepted 10 January 2001. We are grateful for the support by many funding agencies, notably the NSF, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Indian Space Research Organization, the European Union, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the French Centre National d'Études Spatiales, the Netherlands Supercomputing Facility, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. We thank J. Olivier for his help with emission estimates (16, 39).
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Official Citation:The Indian Ocean Experiment: Widespread Air Pollution from South and Southeast Asia By J. Lelieveld, P. J. Crutzen, V. Ramanathan, M. O. Andreae, C. A. M. Brenninkmeijer, T. Campos, G. R. Cass, R. R. Dickerson, H. Fischer, J. A. de Gouw, A. Hansel, A. Jefferson, D. Kley, A. T. J. de Laat, S. Lal, M. G. Lawrence, J. M. Lobert, O. L. Mayol-Bracero, A. P. Mitra, T. Novakov, S. J. Oltmans, K. A. Prather, T. Reiner, H. Rodhe, H. A. Scheeren, D. Sikka, J. Williams Science 09 Feb 2001 : 1031-1036
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