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Author (up) Sciezor, T.; Kubala, M. url  doi
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  Title Particulate matter as an amplifier for astronomical light pollution Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Abbreviated Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society  
  Volume 444 Issue 3 Pages 2487-2493  
  Keywords atmospheric effects; light pollution; methods; data analysis; site testing  
  Abstract In this paper, we state that the main factor that influences seasonal changes in the brightness of the cloudless, moonless, light-polluted night sky is primarily particulate matter, emitted mainly from low-emission sources, especially in winter. This effect is particularly noticeable in Cracow and its surroundings, one of the places in Europe that is most polluted by particulate matter. Measurements taken over a period of one year have allowed us to show a linear relationship between the concentration of particulate matter and the brightness of the clear, cloudless night sky. We have also found similar correlations in other, industrialized areas of Poland, as well as at the Mount Suhora Astronomical Observatory. We believe that the factor described here should be taken into account when planning the construction of new astronomical observatories, especially those located near large urban areas.  
  Address Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of the Environmental Engineering, Warszawska 24, P-31-155 Kraków, Poland  
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  ISSN 0035-8711 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 366  
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