Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pollution yields longer-lasting storm clouds

(Phys.org) —A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, th ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Hugging hemes help electrons hop

(Phys.org) —Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel. The results are key to understanding ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in General Physics
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Refining atmospheric climate models

(PhysOrg.com) -- A long, frustrating search for the source of "extra" aerosols seen in field experiments but not in models might have come to an end when scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Down-and-dirty details of climate modeling

For the first time, researchers have developed a comprehensive approach to look at aerosols—those fine particles found in pollution—and their effect on clouds and climate. Scientists from Pacific ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Tiny particles, big impact

Atmospheric aerosols may be small, ranging in size from a few nanometers to a few microns, but they have a big impact on climate.  At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, capabilities developed ...

dateJun 03, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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