News tagged with aerosol

Measuring biological dust in the wind

In the popular children's story "Horton Hears a Who!" author Dr. Seuss tells of a gentle and protective elephant who stumbles upon a speck of dust that harbors a community of microscopic creatures called the Whos living the ...

dateJun 21, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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How plankton and bacteria shape ocean spray

As the oceans ebb and flow, the resulting waves and splashes form tiny bubbles. The bubbles burst and release a vapor—called sea spray aerosol—into the air. This aerosol scatters sunlight and is involved in forming clouds ...

dateMay 11, 2017 in Biochemistry
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