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Bacteria and weather

  1. Nov 20, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081119171523.htm


    ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2008) — Brent Christner, assistant professor of biological sciences at LSU, recently found evidence that bacteria and biological cells are the most efficient ice-forming catalysts in precipitation from locations around the globe. The formation of ice in clouds is important in the processes that lead to snow and rain. Ice-nucleating bacteria – which have been referred to as “rain-making bacteria” – may be significant triggers of freezing in clouds and influence the water cycle.

    Another weather complication?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
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