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The Asian Summer Monsoon Launches Pollutants Around the Globe

Kate Wheeling, Freelance Writer

New research provides a comprehensive overview of the effect of the Asian summer monsoon (ASM) on atmospheric composition throughout the lifecycle of the ASM anticyclone.  Pollution knows no borders. When pollutants are lofted into the atmosphere, strong winds in the region of the upper troposphere.... more

Black Carbon Measurements in the Arctic Get an Upgrade

Sarah Stanley, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Long-term data of higher accuracy could help improve global climate models and reveal trends in black carbon’s influence on Arctic climate.  When fossil fuels, wood, and other organic materials burn, they release smoky soot into the atmosphere. A major component of.... more

Better Estimates of Clouds’ Climate Effects Are on the Horizon

Sarah Stanley, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— A recent update to an algorithm for processing satellite data could improve understanding of the variable climate effects of clouds composed of different amounts of ice and liquid.  The water that makes up a cloud can exist as liquid droplets, ice crystals, or a mixture.... more

La Niña Subtype May Have a Big Impact on Aerosols in China

Sarah Stanley, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— During a newly identified “flavor” of La Niña called La Niña Modoki, aerosol concentrations over different regions of eastern China may depend heavily on the strength of the event.  Tiny particles known as aerosols pepper the atmosphere worldwide. Some aerosols are.... more

Looking Up: Taking Photos May Improve Climate Models

Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights—Snapshots of clouds taken from the ground reveal orders of magnitude more detail than satellites.  Clouds can both cool Earth by reflecting energy from the Sun and warm it by trapping heat like a blanket. Because traditional climate models lack detailed descriptions.... more