Tag Archives: Daniel Rosenfeld

Pollution enhanced thunderstorms warm the planet?

From the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new paper in GRL saying something that doesn’t make much sense to me. As shown in the diagram above, thunderstorms transport heat from the lower troposphere upwards. The heat source at the base … Continue reading

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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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