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2005-Sep-11, 05:37 AM
SUMMARY: NASA satellites have helped scientists understand how pollution in Asia catches an express train ride on winds to travel all the way to the southern Atlantic Ocean; as much as half of pollution in the region could be from Asia. Scientists used data from two satellites and high-altitude balloons to spot the situations where near-surface smog from human pollution and natural forest fires "catches the train", and travels thousands of kilometres.

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