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    Weather Model to Help Monitor Devastating Ozone Pollution Levels in India

    By By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    October 31, 2014, 12:21:21 AM EDT

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    A U.S.-designed weather model is being used to determine the devastating impact of ozone pollution in countries such as India.

    Data from such research could be used to develop new ozone pollution standards and to determine whether the pollution reduction efforts are working, researchers said.

    A recent study showed that ozone is having a catastrophic effect on India’s agricultural industry.

    Ozone pollution ruined 6.7 million U.S. tons (6 million metric tons) of India’s wheat, rice, soybean and cotton crops in 2005, according to the analysis done with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).


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