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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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Conifer scent influences climate

( —Conifers emit volatile hydrocarbons, primarily terpenes, which we experience as the characteristic smell of the woods. In a complicated series of reactions involving ozone and sulfur dioxide, these compounds ...

dateJan 09, 2014 in Materials Science
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Scientists improve detection of Arctic clouds

( —Thin Arctic clouds can no longer hide, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Atmospheric data gathered by skyward pointing instruments can be "contaminated" by clouds so wispy that they ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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