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Tiny Airborne Particles from Wildfires have Climate Change Implications

September 16, 2019

Chemical and microphysical analyses reveal formation processes for tarballs that result from emissions of biomass burned in wildfires…
Aphid-stressed pines show different secondary organic aerosol formation

September 16, 2019

Plants emit gases, called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), that enter the atmosphere, where they can interact with other…
Measuring cloud supersaturation improves the model predictability of atmospheric aerosols

March 7, 2019

Experts who study tiny, airborne particles in the atmosphere have discovered a new parameter that should improve climate…
Argonne’s innovative community software is on weather scientists’ radar

February 11, 2019

The Python-ARM Radar Toolkit, originally designed to meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s needs, is now making an…
Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

January 25, 2019

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with…
New Campaign Will Track Deep Convective Clouds Over Houston

January 24, 2019

Scientists will gather detailed data on aerosol-cloud interactions within deep convective systems Deep convective clouds—the kind that often…
Where the ocean meets the sky, chemists look for clues to our climate

December 4, 2018

Hidden in the salt spray from waves crashing on the beach are clues to our planet’s future. Chemists…
Law of soot light absorption: Current climate models underestimate warming by black carbon aerosol

November 21, 2018

Soot belches out of diesel engines, rises from wood-  and dung-burning cookstoves and shoots out of oil refinery stacks. According…
JPL Airborne Mission Is One of Five New Earth Ventures

September 27, 2018

Five new NASA Earth science campaigns, including one from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will take…
Researchers discover new source of formic acid over Pacific, Indian oceans

September 6, 2018

Sunlight drives molecules far from equilibrium, enabling new chemical pathways Insights from experiments at Sandia National Laboratories designed…
UW atmospheric scientists flying through clouds above Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

February 8, 2018

University of Washington scientists are part of an international team that is spending six weeks in the remote…
Tiny particles have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

January 26, 2018

Amazon rainforest provides a unique natural lab to study effects of aerosols  Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and…
Cooking fats could be affecting cloud formation

November 27, 2017

In a Nature Communications paper, scientists demonstrated for the first time that fatty acid molecules emitted during cooking can spontaneously…
Scientists Launch Flights to Gather Detailed Data on Aerosols and Clouds

May 10, 2017

Study over Eastern North Atlantic aims to clear up understanding of how aerosols affect low marine clouds and…
SAGE III Achieves First Light from Space Station Perch

March 20, 2017

On March 16, the scan head of the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III, or SAGE III, on…
Brake Dust May Cause More Problems Than Blackened Wheel Covers

March 4, 2017

Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, one major…
Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted

January 27, 2017

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global…
Amazon Study Reveals that Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud Formation

October 25, 2016

Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate…
A cleansing rain falls; a soil-filled mist arises

May 3, 2016

Most of us think of that sweet smell after a storm as the aftereffect of rain that has…
New NASA Instruments to Study Air Pollution, Cyclones

March 12, 2016

NASA has selected two proposals for new Earth science investigations, including one from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,…
Cloudy problems: Today’s clouds might not be the same as pre-industrial ones

March 5, 2016

Airborne particles known as “aerosols” strongly impact the way clouds form and change, but accurately capturing this effect…
Researchers Invent Low-Cost Method to Monitor Lakes for Airborne Toxins

January 26, 2016

Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have invented a low-cost method…
A Warmer World Will Be a Hazier One

November 10, 2015

Aerosols, tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere, impact the environment by affecting air quality and…
How clouds get their brightness

July 21, 2015

How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of the earth are two of the big…
Researchers turn to the ocean to help unravel the mysteries of cloud formation

June 11, 2015

In a study published in ACS Central Science, a research team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor…
Pollen and clouds: April flowers bring May showers?

May 7, 2015

The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a…
Rainfall can release aerosols, study finds

January 19, 2015

Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a light rain? Now scientists at MIT believe they…
Man-made pollutants significantly influence how tree emissions form aerosol particles

December 31, 2014

The southeastern United States is a natural laboratory for scientists studying how chemicals emitted by human activities and…
CATS Eyes Clouds, Smoke and Dust from the Space Station

December 2, 2014

Turn on any local TV weather forecast and you can get a map of where skies are blue…
Study of Aerosols Stands to Improve Climate Models

August 5, 2014

Aerosols, tiny particles in the atmosphere, play a significant role in Earth’s climate, scattering and absorbing incoming sunlight…
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