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According to their results, these extremely low-volatile organic compounds consist of relatively large molecules which contain an almost equal number of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms.
While manmade pollution and other natural emissions are often blamed for their role in global warming, new research from the University of Manchester suggests that they could actually play a role in cooling the world’s climate.
A little bit of oily and viscous organic material doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds. This is good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions.
A new study from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology shows – for the first time – certain volatile organic gases can promote cloud formation in ways atmospheric scientists have never before considered.
Atmospheric aerosol particles have a significant effect on climate.
To learn how aerosol particles form in the Amazon, an international team of scientists analyzed samples of naturally formed aerosols collected above the forest floor, deep in the rainforest.
Scientists are turning what some could think of as "evil genius science", and using it for good, by developing a way to turn down the rage of a hurricane.
The influence of aerosols (small particles less than 1 micrometer in diameter) and clouds (liquid droplets 1 – 1000 micrometers diameter) represents one of the largest uncertainties in our understanding of trends in past global climate and predicting future climate change, as recognized by the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
New information on the role of insoluble dust particles in forming cloud droplets could improve the accuracy of regional climate models, especially in areas of the world that have significant amounts of mineral aerosols in the atmosphere.
Our understanding of how clouds form may need to be revised, according to new research published in the journal Nature.
Evaluating one way of how clouds can form. To understand this method it’s important to understand a few terms. The first one is Cloud Condensation Nuclei. The CCN can consist of anything from dust, dirt, salt anything that is floating in the air. The second thing is moisture. There must be moisture present in the atmosphere to condense on the CCN to form a droplet. Next step to the process is what is known as collision and coalescence. This is the process of many CCN’s running...
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