Palaeoclimate

Aerosols and rainfall

Instrumental records have hinted that aerosol emissions may be shifting rainfall over Central America southwards. A 450-year-long precipitation reconstruction indicates that this shift began shortly after the Industrial Revolution.

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Partin, J. Aerosols and rainfall. Nature Geosci 8, 174–175 (2015) doi:10.1038/ngeo2368

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