The research was published in the August 2013 edition of the journal Atmospheric Environment.
For future studies, Diem plans to examine other large U.S. cities that also would have a ring of weather stations surrounding them. The most likely candidate cities would be located in the Midwest, he said. Possible locations could include St. Louis, Mo., Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Memphis, Tenn. and Oklahoma City. Diem expects to see similar results to Atlanta in those cities, though only studies will tell for sure.
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