Effect of cloud seeding on aerosol properties and particulate matter variability in the United Arab Emirates

@article{Farahat2021EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cloud seeding on aerosol properties and particulate matter variability in the United Arab Emirates},
  author={Ashraf Farahat and Abdelgadir A. Abuelgasim},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology},
  year={2021},
  volume={19},
  pages={951-968}
}
  • A. Farahat, A. Abuelgasim
  • Published 11 February 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
In this study, satellite data and those obtained from air quality monitoring stations were used to evaluate the effect of cloud seeding missions conducted from January 2017 to March 2017 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To determine PM variability during and after the cloud seeding missions, information on daily mean particulate matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5 ) concentrations obtained from 20 air quality ground-based stations was analyzed from January 2017 to April 2017. The stations were divided… 
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