Nineteenth century black Scottish showers

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal

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Author(s)

  • Peter Brimblecombe
  • Trevor Davies
  • Martyn Tranter

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1057
Journal / PublicationAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Volume20
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Falls of black rain were observed in a remote area of Scotland during some convective storms in the years 1862 and 1863. Contemporary meteorological observations have been used in a notional trajectory analysis which indicates that the particulate material originated in industrial areas hundreds of kilometres distant. Thus, under certain atmospheric conditions, long range transport of significant quantities of pollutants may have been possible a century ago despite the low fuel consumption. © 1986.

Research Area(s)

  • Long range transport, precipitation composition, trajectory analysis

Citation Format(s)

Nineteenth century black Scottish showers. / Brimblecombe, Peter; Davies, Trevor; Tranter, Martyn.

In: Atmospheric Environment (1967), Vol. 20, No. 5, 1986, p. 1053-1057.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal