Intense Particulate Pollution Events Observed with Lidar over the Paris Megalopolis

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Chazette Patrick ; Royer Philippe (2016)

The great particulate pollution event that affected the Paris Megalopolis in March 2014 was due to long-range transport from the northern-northeastern Europe. Although this phenomenon has appeared as exceptional in the media, this is not an exception and similar events have already been observed by lidar measurements. Here we will briefly describe and illustrate the origin of this intense pollution obviously harmful to health.
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