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A source of haze

Scientists identify how a hydrocarbon commonly emitted by plants is converted to light-scattering aerosols

Scientists now know how a natural hydrocarbon emitted in large quantities by plants can be transformed into light-scattering aerosols that contribute to haze and influence climate. The finding will improve models of atmospheric chemistry and climate and may help explain puzzling field observations in some parts of the world, the researchers report.

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