Stressed Seaweed Contributes To Cloudy Coastal Skies, Study Suggests

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 10:21 in Earth & Climate

Scientists have helped to identify that the presence of large amounts of seaweed in coastal areas can influence the climate. A new international study has found that large brown seaweeds, when under stress, release large quantities of inorganic iodine into the coastal atmosphere, where it may contribute to cloud formation.

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