Study Shows Pollution Doesn't Affect Rate of Cloud Droplet Formation

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In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers report that organic coatings on particles don’t seem to significantly affect the rate at which droplets form. This research is based on droplet formation measurements, both aerial and ground-based, from ten different areas, including Atlanta, the Gulf of Mexico, and Los Angeles. “It turns out that it doesn’t matter how much goop you have – or don’t have – the droplets take the same time to form,” said Athanasios Nenes, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. For the full article, click here.

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  • Created On: Feb 26, 2013 - 6:18am
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