News tagged with aerosol

Anthropogenic aerosols increasing over India

Aerosol particles in the Earth's atmosphere scatter and absorb light differently at different wavelengths, thereby affecting the amount of incoming sunlight that reaches the planet's surface and the amount of heat that escapes, ...

dateNov 05, 2013 in Environment
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Tracking dust across the Atlantic

Hundreds of millions of tons of dust are picked up from the deserts of Africa and blown across the Atlantic Ocean each year. That dust helps build beaches in the Caribbean and fertilize soils in the Amazon. ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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No rest for the tornado

(Phys.org) —Do tornadoes take the weekends off? Researchers from NC State University examined the question of the connection between tornado frequency and aerosol pollution, and found that any link between ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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The case for climate models

In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

dateJul 24, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Spain receives ever more solar radiation

Solar radiation in Spain has increased by 2.3% every decade since the 1980s, according to a study by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. This ...

dateJun 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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