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By Phillips, Vaughan T J DeMott, Paul J; Andronache, Constantin ABSTRACT A novel, flexible framework is proposed for parameterizing the heterogeneous nucleation of ice within clouds.
By Bellantone, V Carofalo, I; De Tomasi, F; Perrone, M R; Santese, M; Tafuro, A M; Turnone, A ABSTRACT Ground-based particulate matter (PM) samplers, an XeF Raman lidar operating in the framework of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET), and a sun/sky radiometer operating in the framework of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) have been used to characterize vertical profiles, optical and microphysical properties, and chemical composition of aerosols during the 29 June-1...
By Docksai, Rick A layer of dust won't complement your bookshelf, but its presence may be a sign of good news about future hurricanes.
A recent NASA study suggests that tiny dust particles may have foiled forecasts that the 2006 hurricane season would be another active one.
Determined to understand why some storms grow into hurricanes while others fizzle, NASA scientists recently looked deep into thunderstorms off the African coast using satellites and airplanes.
When a small pebble drops into a serene pool of water, it causes a ripple in the water in every direction, even disturbing distant still waters. NASA researchers have found a similar process at work in the atmosphere: tiny particles in the air called aerosols can cause a rippling effect on the climate thousands of miles away from their source region.
By Nick Tattersall KAWSARA, Senegal (Reuters) - Senegalese villagers watching from under cashew nut trees looked on bemused as U.S. scientists emerged from beneath a rotating radar and launched a small white helium balloon into the air. U.S.
An enormous, hazy cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is blowing toward the southern United States, but meteorologists do not expect much effect beyond colorful sunsets.
Russell Kerschmann is a pathologist at the NASA Ames Research Center studying the effects of mineral dust on human health. NASA is now planning to send people back to the Moon and on to Mars. Both are dusty worlds, extremely dusty. Inhaling that dust, says Kerschmann, could be bad for astronauts.
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