News tagged with aerosol

Chasing clouds on Venus

(Phys.org)—Clouds regularly punctuate Earth's blue sky, but on Venus the clouds never part, for the planet is wrapped entirely in a 20 km-thick veil of carbon dioxide and sulphuric dioxide haze.

Oct 08, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Jun 09, 2014 3.8 / 5 (10) 3

Conifer scent influences climate

(Phys.org) —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, ...

Jan 09, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

The brass ring of climate modeling

Finding a simple way to express complex climate processes is the ultimate prize. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Leeds, Colorado State University, the National Aeronautics ...

Aug 05, 2013 4.1 / 5 (17) 12 | with audio podcast