Climate change: Aging of organic aerosols is caused by OH radicals

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 08:30 in Earth & Climate

Atmospheric aerosol particles have a significant effect on climate. Researchers have now discovered that a chemical process in the atmosphere called aging determines to a major extent the concentration and the characteristics of aerosol particles. To date, this aspect has not been accounted for in regional and global climate models.

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