News tagged with aerosol

CLOUD sees through the haze

The CLOUD (Cosmic Leaving OUtdoor Droplets) experiment at CERN, which is studying whether cosmic rays have a climatically significant effect on aerosols and clouds, is also tackling one of the most challenging problems in ...

dateJun 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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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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Clean smell doesn't always mean clean air

Some of the same chemical reactions that occur in the atmosphere as a result of smog and ozone are actually taking place in your house while you are cleaning. A researcher in Drexel's College of Engineering is taking a closer ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Environment
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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 โ€“ in fact, they tend to weaken such storms, according ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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