Raindrops Spur Soil-Filled Mist (video) DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Scientists have found that rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for how scientists model our planet's climate and future. The evidence comes in the form of tiny glassy spheres, less than one-hundredth the width of a human hair, discovered in the Great Plains. Credit Video courtesy of PNNL Usage Restrictions Please credit PNNL Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.