How Wind Affects air Pollution PM2.5 and Dust

Wind, Not Rain, Reduces Air Pollution

It’s wind, not rain, that reduces air pollution. It sounds so simple, yet on rainy days, many people believe it’s the rain that’s “washing away” air pollution. Data shows otherwise. Rain is poor at clearing air pollution from the skies. Most of the time, it’s wind that blows pollution away … Read more

Does Rain Clear Smoke and Air Pollution?

There is a common perception that rain will clear smoke and reduce air pollution.  Let’s dive into why there is this perception and whether rain truly does clear smoke and improve air quality. 1. Sometimes after it rains in Beijing, the sky is gloriously blue. When that happens, many people … Read more

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