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Glossary 

This glossary provides definitions of common terms used in the context of air pollution.

You can navigate quickly to a term using the alphabetic links below; clicking on the terms will show their definition.



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  • Global Warming
    Global warming describes an increase in the temperature of the Earth's troposphere. It has occurred in the past as a result of natural influences, but the term is now more commonly used to refer to the warming predicted by computer models to occur as a result of increased emissions of greenhouse gases as a result of human activity.
  • Gravimetric Equivalent PM10 Data
  • Greenhouse Gases

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