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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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Abstract

NEWS AND NOTES STUDY LINKS BACTERIA AND The researchers found that the if the link between the bacteria PRECIPITATION bacteria were present in ice nuclei and precipitation is confirmed , the A recent study suggests that air- i n locations across the globe, researchers believe that crops that born e bacteria throughout the including the United States, Aus- ar e infected with Pseudomonas world play a key role in the forma- tralia, South Africa, France, and syringae could be planted in dry tion of most precipitation. The re- Russia. Some samples showed that areas to encourage precipitation. search, which appeared in a recent as much as 85% of the ice nuclei "Drought s could be less of a issue of Science, found that most were bacteria. The most prevalent problem once we understan d all of active ice nuclei have biological bacteria found was Pseudomonas this," Sands says. (SOURCES: Mon - origins. Although some ice nuclei syringae, which can infect toma- tan a State University, Louisiana consist of dust, the new research toes, beans, and other plants. But State University) showed that much of it consists of tiny bacteria, which can bring MONSOON S INFLUENCED BY EARTH'S ORBIT abou

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Published: May 1, 2008

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