Tag Archives: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement

Linked: aerosol pollutants and rainfall patterns

From the University of Maryland Rising air pollution worsens drought, flooding, UMD-led study shows COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Increases in air pollution and other particulate matter in the atmosphere can strongly affect cloud development in ways that reduce precipitation in … Continue reading

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Clouds, radiative forcing, and climate models – still tweaking

As most readers know, clouds are still poorly understood and under-represented in climate models. This new research may help. From: DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Effect of cloud-scattered sunlight on earth’s energy balance depends on wavelength of light Accounting for wavelength … Continue reading

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