Story: Atmosphere

Auckland pollution

Auckland pollution

Auckland has relatively clear air for much of the time, but suffers increasingly from a brown haze problem common to many large cites. This consists mainly of fine soot particles and nitrogen dioxide released from vehicle exhausts. New Zealand’s prevalent winds usually disperse air pollutants, but during calm periods the air quality can deteriorate.

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Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Atmospheric pollution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6158/auckland-pollution (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, published 12 Jun 2006