Arctic haze

noun

Definition of Arctic haze

climatology
:a layer of aerosol particulates in the atmosphere primarily over the northwestern regions of North America
  • Arctic haze, mainly a mixture of sulfate and particulate organic matter, has a distinct seasonal cycle, with a maximum in late winter and early spring …
  • —Yinghui Liu et al.Journal Of Climate1 Apr. 2010
Note: North American Arctic haze is currently believed to be caused by industrial pollution riding the winds eastward from Asia.

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First Known Use of arctic haze

1853


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