COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Exploring ocean waters to characterize atmospheric aerosols
Description: Aerosols are collections of fine particles in suspension in a gaseous medium. They play a major role in cloud formation and therefore have a strong impact on climate models. They are however extremely hard to study due to the small size and immense variety of their constituent particles. Researchers have now succeeded in linking the composition of marine biological aerosols to that of bodies of water under them within the Atlantic Ocean, thereby paving the way to an indirect study of these aerosols through water analysis. [Source: EurekaAlert!]
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Source: EurekaAlert!
Publish Date: 3/31/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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