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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, these compounds ...

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

(Phys.org) —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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Understanding the impact of brown carbon on climate

If you've ever flown into a major metropolitan area and noticed haze hovering over the city, then you've seen brown carbon aerosols. While most people are familiar with the visual impact of brown carbon, scientists are learning ...

dateDec 23, 2013 in Environment
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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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