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2 Meteorological factors have significant impacts on the extent of air pollution in the atmosphere, and this affects the environment in many ways. Temperature, solar radiation, sunshine, and wind directions all have their impacts on air pollution. Heat and radiation are involved in atmospheric heating hence influence the emission of pollutants emitted in the atmosphere (Baklanov et al 2007). Photochemical processes such as oxidation which results in smog usually require sunshine. As earlier stated, the wind carries pollutants in the air for very long distances while rain helps in washing out the pollutant chemicals from the atmosphere. The substances ‘concentration as well as their impacts on animals and plants once they reach the surface of the earth is also influenced by humidity. However, meteorologists have identified that wind is the major meteorological factor that contributes to air pollution.

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