arctic haze


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arctic haze

[¦ärd·ik ′hāz]
(meteorology)
A condition of reduced horizontal and slant visibility (but unimpeded vertical visibility) encountered by aircraft in flight (up to more than 30,000 feet, or 9140 meters) over arctic regions.
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The distinct layers of dirty air, often dubbed arctic haze, have been regularly observed at high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere since the 1950s.
has led several NOAA-sponsored expeditions to the Arctic, studying the Arctic haze and other environmental phenomena.
They will also examine the climate effects of Arctic haze, the infamous pollution that travels to the most northern latitudes from Europe and the Sovie Union.
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