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Aerosols and Climate

Bjørn H. Samset.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences. 9413 words.

Among the factors that affect the climate, few are as diverse and challenging to understand as aerosols. Minute particles suspended in the atmosphere, aerosols are emitted through a wide...

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Tornadoes and Their Parent Convective Storms

Howard B. Bluestein.

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Atmospheric Sciences. 20604 words.

In the past four decades much has been discovered about tornado formation and structure from observations, laboratory models, and numerical-simulation experiments. Observations include...

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