Monday, January 8, 2007

One of Yoram's last contribution to aerosol science

'Wind reduction by aerosol particles' this is the title of Yoram Kaufman's one of the last published paper appeared in GRL during last month. Yoram was well-known scientist in aerosol community and called as 'father of satellite remote sensing of aerosols'. The present paper discusses the new dimension of aerosol research. Several research studies focusing impact of wind speed on aerosols are published but this is first time Jacobson along with Yoram talks about effects of aerosols on wind speed. Study shows that directly and indirectly aerosol particles can reduce wind speed by 8% locally, which is related to reduction in precipitation. Refer the published article for further findings of the research and detailed methodology used.

Jacobson, M. Z., and Y. J. Kaufman (2006), Wind reduction by aerosol particles, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L24814, doi:10.1029/2006GL027838.

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