Aerosols

Aerosols are suspensions of fine particles in air. They exists in either liquid or solid form. Russ, sulphate and mineral dust count as aerosols. They influence climate by reflecting solar radiation (cooling effect) by supporting cloud and precipitation formation as condensation and ice nuclei.

Last modification 16.10.2018

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