How aerosols lead to extreme rainfall

Aerosols play a crucial role in the formation of clouds. But now scientists are linking both extreme rainfall and drought to higher concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere. This animation explains the links

 
Last Updated: Thursday 08 September 2016 | 06:59:02 AM

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