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Aerosols Loading Trends and its Environmental Threats Over Cotonou-Benin.

Emetere, Moses and Akinyemi, M. L. and Akinwumi, S. A. (2016) Aerosols Loading Trends and its Environmental Threats Over Cotonou-Benin. Nature Environment & Pollution Technology, 15 (6). pp. 1111-1116.

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Abstract

Environmental security is totally relegated in countries of West Africa. The monitoring of the aerosols loading over Cotonou was the aim of this study. The outcome of our finding has salient links to food security, aviation and communication industry, thermal comfort and climate system of Benin. Cotonou is located on longitude 2.43°E and latitude 6.37°N. Fifteen years data were obtained from the multiangled spectro-reflectometry (MISR). The aerosol loading was monitored using analytical and statistical techniques. The aerosols retention over Cotonou was high in 2000 (69.91%), 2008 (72%) and 2013 (42.45%). This means that there is the possibility of higher rising sea levels and exposure to coastal erosion due to a twisted cloud formation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 15:05
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 15:05
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10541

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