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Effect of aerosols loading and retention on surface temperature in the DJF months

Emetere, Moses and Onyechekwa, Lawrence and Tunji-Olayeni, P .F (2017) Effect of aerosols loading and retention on surface temperature in the DJF months. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. ISSN 1742-6588

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Abstract

The effect of aerosols loading most often results in aerosols retention in the atmosphere. Aside the health hazards of aerosol retention, its effect on climate change are visible. In this research, it was proposed that the effect of aerosol retention also affects the fluctuation of the surface temperature. The location of study is Enugu, Nigeria (6.4584° N, 7.5464° E). Twenty-nine years GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) data set and sixteen years MISR aerosol optical data set were used. The fluctuations in the sixteen years aerosol optical depth (AOD) tallied with the surface temperature. The curve-fitting tool of Matlab was used to generate a polynomial for the surface temperature and used to project a five years prediction of the surface temperature.

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: 30 Apr 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 14:32
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10712

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