Particles swirling in the atmosphere

October 22, 2015

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Gavin Schmidt shows different types of particles that swirl around in our atmosphere:

“Different kinds of particles are a different color,” explains climate scientist, Gavin Schmidt. “The easiest to see are the reddy-orange particles; those are dust and you can see them streaming them off the Sahara,” Also worth noting: white particles (pollution from burning coal and volcanoes); red dots (fires over a particular period); and blue color (seasalt being whipped up into air by the wind).

Nice.