Tiny Dust Particles From Sahara Could Help Scientists Study Climate Change

Tim HewisonClimate, Earth Observation, Ecosystems

Scientists in Spain have discovered and characterized a new type of atmospheric aerosols named “iberulites,” which could be useful for the study of relevant atmospheric reactions from Earth. The researchers have been carrying out weekly samples collecting atmospheric dust since 1999, and they have determined through satellite images the route followed by these particles in their atmospheric journey.