Sea spray aerosols play a critical role in atmospheric processes. A new approach is in strong agreement with observations, paving the way for improved models of atmospheric aerosols of oceanic origin.
Winds kick up large amounts of dust from the desert that has formed as the world’s fourth largest lake has disappeared, spreading it around the region and raising concerns about public health.
As winds pick up dirt and sand, they also pick up any microbes adhering to those particles, potentially introducing them to new locations.
La reciente erupción del volcán Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai arrojó aerosoles de sulfatos y una cantidad nunca antes vista de vapor de agua a la estratosfera.
New research suggests that sea-salt aerosols seed large raindrops that starve clouds of water needed to make lightning. But not all scientists are convinced it’s simply about salt spray.
The recent eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha‘apai volcano blasted sulfate aerosols and a record-breaking amount of water vapor into the stratosphere.
International regulations have reduced aerosol pollutants released from ships. Now, researchers want to use ship tracks to better understand the ambiguous effects that cleaner air has on climate.
New research supports the hypothesis that dinosaurs were done in by climate change after an asteroid impact kicked up a massive plume of sulfur gases that circled the globe for several decades.
Irrigation-related cooling during summer months is overestimated by roughly 5 times, highlighting the need for climate models to accurately reflect local agricultural practices.