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Aerosol pollution over Moscow slightly decreases

Aerosols are one of the most important factors influencing the level of radiation in the upper and lower layers of the atmosphere and thus the whole climate. However, the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols have not ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Environment
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Long-lived traveling particles to be tracked

Unseen by the human eye are plentiful microscopic particles, small but mighty polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, constantly emitted into the air from a variety of combustion sources. Power plants, forest and brush ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Ocean life triggers ice formation in clouds

Researchers have shown for the first time that phytoplankton (plant life) in remote ocean regions can contribute to rare airborne particles that trigger ice formation in clouds. Results published this week (Wednesday 9 September) ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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