Stories with the tag: Aerosols
Fires across the United States consume plants, trees, grass, moss and shrubbery every year, producing soot and a kaleidoscope of chemical aerosols. This campaign seeks to better understand how these aerosols affect Earth's atmosphere and climate.
Release Date: 8/15/2013
Four PNNL scientists selected for membership in the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Release Date: 8/5/2013
Airborne particles last longer with a touch of pollutants inside, explaining how pollutants can survive great distances, even to the Arctic from Europe.
Release Date: 11/15/2012
The ocean below Hurricane Omar revealed how fresh water can affect the intensity of tropical storms.
Release Date: 8/13/2012
A new study suggests pollution's effects on thunderstorm clouds can lead to more warming in the atmosphere. How much warming is still unclear, however.
Release Date: 5/18/2012
By capturing the complex effect of pollution on rain and snow, this study will help researchers improve climate predictions.
Release Date: 11/13/2011
After declining for a decade, worldwide sulfur dioxide emissions rose again in 2000 due largely to international shipping and a growing Chinese economy. A new analysis of sulfur emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Age will help researchers predict future changes in climate and determine present day effects on the atmosphere, health and the environment.
Release Date: 2/14/2011
New research shows that some particles in the air evaporate a hundred times slower than previously thought. This finding might help solve a longstanding puzzle in atmospheric science.
Release Date: 1/24/2011
PNNL scientists will present their research at the 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Dec. 13-17 in San Francisco.
Release Date: 12/13/2010
Self-organization is a property that certain clouds have in common with flocks of birds, shifting sand dunes and bubbles in boiling water.
Release Date: 8/11/2010