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Weatherwatch: tiny particles in the air can trigger massive storms

29.01.2018
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US scientists taking measurements above the Amazon rainforest have recorded the effects of smoke and aerosols on the weatherMankind has made the world warmer, but we've also made it stormier. In a study conducted over the Amazon rainforest, scientists have shown that tiny particles - smaller than one-thousandth of the width of a human hair - cause storms to intensify, and potentially have knock-on effects for weather around the world.Jiwen Fan, from the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory studied storm formation near the Brazilian city of Manaus. Its 2 million people make Manaus the largest city in the Amazon, and the busy streets and smokey chimneys produce a near permanent pollution plume. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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