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Marine Microbes Exert Influence On Global Climate

July 17, 2010

New research indicates that the interactions of microscopic organisms around a particular organic material may alter the chemical properties of the ocean and ultimately influence global climate by affecting cloud formation in the atmosphere. This video shows trajectories of Oxyrrhis marina in a patch of DMSP. Credit: Justin R. Seymour, Rafel Simó, Tanvir Ahmed and Roman Stocker

Topics: Environment, Cloud