Title Taiwan-US study shows pollution, rainfall link Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Taipei Times Media type Web Country/Territory Taiwan Date 28/04/17 Description New research suggests that air pollution indirectly reduces the amount of rainfall in northern Taiwan during autumn, which might have exacerbated the water shortage at New Taipei City’s Shihmen Reservoir (石門水庫).
Researchers from National Central University (NCU) and the State University of New York at Albany analyzed 13 years of satellite and surface data for the study, which was published on March 23 in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Taiwan receives most of its annual rainfall from May to September during the plum rain and typhoon seasons, NCU Department of Atmospheric Sciences associate professor Wang Sheng-hsiang (王聖翔) said.
Producer/Author Lee Jung-ping and Kayleigh Madjar Persons Sheng-Hsiang Wang, Pay-Liam Lin
- Air Pollution
- Northern Taiwan