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Forward Step in Forecasting Global Warming
August 7, 2008
Arizona State University researchers say brown carbons--a nanoscale atmospheric aerosol species--are being overlooked when scientists put together computer models for climate studies. They have developed a new technique to precisely determine optical properties of brown carbon nanoparticles over the entire visible light, ultraviolet and infrared spectrums. The method promises to provide more accurate prediction of climate change, including global warming.
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