Contact: Lee Tune
University of Maryland
Caption: This graphic created by a University of Maryland-led team of researchers, illustrates their new finding that increases in air pollution and other particulate matter in the atmosphere can strongly affect cloud development in ways that reduce precipitation in dry regions or seasons, while increasing rain, snowfall and the intensity of severe storms in wet regions or seasons.
Credit: University of Maryland
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Rising air pollution worsens drought, flooding, UMD-led study shows