Atmospheric and Climate Measurements and Modeling

Smoking out sources of air pollution

In the slums of Delhi, thousands of people live in makeshift shanties and incomplete structures that offer little in the way of insulation against the blazing summer heat.

The city of 26 million is also choked by extremely high levels of air pollution, made worse in the fall when thick plumes of acrid smoke drift down to the city from the nearby agricultural region of Punjab, where farmers set fires to clear their fields after the harvest.

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