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Aerosols cloud the climate picture

New work suggests scientists and policy makers can't ignore interactions between greenhouse gases and light-scattering particles

6:52pm, October 29, 2009

Modeling the climate just got a little more complex. A new simulation that considers chemical interactions between various gases and atmospheric aerosols is giving scientists and policy makers better estimates of the climate-altering effects of those gases, scientists report.

Some atmospheric gases — known as greenhouse gases — trap heat and boost the planet

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