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NEWS AND NOTES MYSTERIOUS PARTICLES FOUND kilometer s beyond the identified th e effects such processes have on NEA R CLOUDS cloud edge," says Ilan Koren of the global climate. A new study reveals that the air Weizman n Institute in Israel, the "The effects of this zone are not surroundin g clouds contain s large lead author of th e research. Koren included in most computer models amount s of particle s in some notes that these mystery particles that estimate the impact of aerosols sort of transitional stage between mak e up an astoundin g 30%-60% on climate," Koren says. "This could cloud droplets and dry aerosols. of th e atmospher e that is presently be one of the reasons why current considered to be cloud-free in sat- The findin g could have important measurement s of this effect don't implications in th e study of global ellite observations. match our model estimates." climate. Th e results could change sci- The study wa s published in a re- Because satellite instruments entists' understanding of the way cent issue of Geophysical Research d o not always provide accurate Earth' s atmosphere absorbs and Letters. (SOURCE: NASA/Goddard observation s

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Published: Jul 1, 2007

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