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An undamaged Amazon produces its own clouds and rain

Date : 21st September 2010, Source : Mongabay



Researchers recently traveled to the remote Brazilian Amazon to investigate how clouds are formed and rain falls in an atmosphere unburdened by human-caused pollution. Studying the atmospheric aerosol particles, which impact cloud formation and particles, above a pristine forests, researchers discovered that when left alone the Amazon acts as its own 'bioreactor': clouds and precipitation are produced by the abundance of plant materials.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0921-hance_amazon_rain.html





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