News tagged with aerosol

No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human activity change ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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A question of atmospheres: On Earth and beyond

Scientists recently discovered the source of naturally occurring aerosol particles in Earth's atmosphere that play an important role in cloud formation. The particles in questions are known as 'climate-active organic aerosols,' ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Aerosols appear to weaken hurricanes

Aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities do indeed directly affect a hurricane or tropical cyclone, but not in a way many scientists had previously believed – in fact, they tend to weaken such storms, according ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Major enigma solved in atmospheric chemistry

According to their results, these extremely low-volatile organic compounds consist of relatively large molecules which contain an almost equal number of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. The scientists present a plausible ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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