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Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

24 August 2011

Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation : Nature : Nature Publishing Group.

Climate models have it seems failed to find one of the key aerosols that form nuclei for clouds.

 

The Guardian, which digests the article (subscription needed for Nature) says “In a second discovery, the researchers found that cosmic rays from the depths of space can increase the formation rates of aerosols by between two and tenfold in some cold regions of the atmosphere.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/24/cloud-formation-study-climate-models?CMP=twt_fd

From → Climate, Ecology

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