On the possible role of the biosphere in the control of atmospheric clouds and precipitation

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Abstract

It is well documented that atmospheric sulfate particles constitute the major class of cloud condensation nuclei. Under natural conditions, not disturbed by human activities, sulfate particles form from gaseous precursors released by the biosphere. In this way the biosphere plays an important role in the control of the cloud cover and consequently of the albedo of the Earth-atmosphere system. On the other hand, cloud condensation nuclei of biospheric origin make the redistribution of water on the Earth surface possible which is of crucial importance for the existence of living species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-424
Number of pages2
JournalAtmospheric Environment (1967)
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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