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Salty sea spray affects the lifetimes of clouds, researchers find
Description: In a new study, researchers say sea spray is a unique, underappreciated source of what are called ice nucleating particles - microscopic bits that make their way into clouds and initiate the formation of ice, and in turn affect the composition and duration of clouds. The presence of these particles is critically important for precipitation and the lifetime of clouds, and consequently, for their radiative properties. [Source: Colorado State University]
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Source: Colorado State University
Publish Date: 12/21/2015
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