Issue Date: September 5, 2011
From Dust To Snow
Atmospheric dust may play a key role in precipitation, according to researchers who flew aircraft and used ground monitoring stations in California to study dust particles carried over the Pacific Ocean from Asia. They presented their results last week at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Denver.
Dust in the atmosphere is known to play a role in ice formation in clouds, but its effect on precipitation is poorly understood. Dust from Asia accounts . . .
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