COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Study Shows that Gases Work with Particles to Promote Cloud Formation
Description: Researchers have published a study showing-for the first time-that certain volatile organic gases can promote cloud formation in a way never considered before by atmospheric scientists. The research team focused on understanding the impacts of aerosols on clouds, because clouds have such a significant influence over our climate. Their study shows that certain gas phase compounds tend to stick on particles, making them 'soapier' and promoting their ability to form cloud droplets. [Source: Columbia University]
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Source: Columbia University
Publish Date: 2/4/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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