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Method fills gaps in monsoon understanding

Dwindling monsoon rain is a big deal for millions in East Asia who rely on the storms for their yearly water supply. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory uncovered some culprits most likely to have the largest ...

dateMar 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Long-lived traveling particles to be tracked

Unseen by the human eye are plentiful microscopic particles, small but mighty polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, constantly emitted into the air from a variety of combustion sources. Power plants, forest and brush ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Ocean life triggers ice formation in clouds

Researchers have shown for the first time that phytoplankton (plant life) in remote ocean regions can contribute to rare airborne particles that trigger ice formation in clouds. Results published this week (Wednesday 9 September) ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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