Atmospheric Aerosols: Increased Concentrations during the Last Decade

Science  04 Oct 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3849, pp. 120-121
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3849.120


Atmospheric turbidity values calculated each month from solar radiation observations at MaunaLoa Observatory, Hawaii, show an increase of aerosols from 1958 through the present. These data indicate that either the effects of the Mount Agung eruption are still being observed or a longer-term trend of increasing turbidity is in evidence.