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Did you know that the ocean launches bacteria and other goo into the atmosphere? And that those particles can seed clouds? Atmospheric chemist Kimberly Prather of UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography drops some serious knowledge on us. ↓↓More info and references below↓↓

Dissecting California Precipitation | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i11/Dissecting-California-Precipitation.html

Observing Earth | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i36/Observing-Earth.html

Does Cloud Seeding Really Work? | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i22/Does-cloud-seeding-really-work.html

From Dust To Snow | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/89/i36/Dust-Snow.html

Sea Spray Aerosol Chemistry Clarified | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i37/Sea-Spray-Aerosol-Chemistry-Clarified.html

Dust and Biological Aerosols from the Sahara and Asia Influence Precipitation in the Western U.S. | Science
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/339/6127/1572

For more on aerosols and climate, check out the State of the Science Fact Sheet from NOAA: http://nrc.noaa.gov/sites/nrc/Revised_AerosolFactSheet_Sept2016.pdf

CAICE is a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation. For more information about CAICE, visit http://caice.ucsd.edu/index.php/about-caice/

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