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'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for finally we now have a pictorial consultant to the rock-forming minerals! ...such feasts of color in mineralogy books are infrequent ...an admirable consultant' New Scientist

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13 The most recent extreme events occurred in Asia (Source: UNEP, 2007, modified) East Philippine Islands (May 2009) Typhoon Kujira triggered floods and Major landslides, affecting over 246,000 people. Max winds were 213km/hr Typhoon Hagupit (Sep. 2009) Max winds 220 km/hr, worst typhoon to hit China’s Guangdong province in more than a decade Typhoon Neoguri (Apr. 2008) Max winds 175 km/hr, earliest typhoon to Strike China on record Taiwan (Aug. 2009) Typhoon Morakot-worst flooding in 50 years with 83 inches of rain In southern parts Liaoning Hagupit (Sep.

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Large amounts of nitrate ions are deposited at the urban sites of Southeast Asia. Their annual deposition rates ranged widely reflecting the difference in precipitation in the region. The lowest levels of deposition were at remote sites in Mongolia, Russia Far East, Thailand and Japan, due to either low atmospheric concentrations or low precipitation levels. The annual deposition rates of ammonium ions varied widely depending on the precipitation rate. 8 Distribution of average annual wet deposition of nss-SO42 and NO3 for 20002007 (Source: Second EANET Report for Policy Makers: Clean Air for a Sustainable Future, 2009) part of China due to their high concentrations in soil dust, followed by Southeast Asia, while low deposition rates were observed at sites in Russia Far East and Japan.

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