Aerosols strengthen storm clouds, lead to extreme weather.

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    An abundance of aerosol particles in the atmosphere can increase the lifespans of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, making the clouds grow larger and live longer, and producing more extreme storms, according to new research. The study is the first to address the impact that aerosol particles have on the lifespans of large thunderstorms called mesoscale convective systems. Aerosols can come from natural sources such as volcanic eruptions or desert dust, or human-made sources such as the burning of wood, coal or oil.


    https://news.utexas.edu/2016/06/13/aerosols-strengthen-storm-clouds-according-to-new-study
     
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