Dust and biological aerosols from the Sahara and Asia influence precipitation in the western U.S.


Winter storms in California's Sierra Nevada increase seasonal snowpack and provide critical water resources and hydropower for the state. Thus, the mechanisms influencing precipitation in this region have been the subject of research for decades. Previous studies suggest Asian dust enhances cloud ice and precipitation, whereas few studies consider… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1227279


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