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TIL that US Congresswoman Jackie Speier is a survivor of the Jonestown massacre. She was shot five times by followers of cult leader Jim Jones while attempting to leave Jonestown via plane, and had to wait 22 hours for help to arrive
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Atmospheric researchers at PNNL (/u/Dr_Susannah_Burrows) and LANL (/u/Dr_Scott_Elliott) worked together to develop a new approach to simulating how microscopic sea organisms known as phytoplankton – which includes a mix of algae, bacteria, and other microbes so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye – affect chemistry at the ocean’s surface. The mix is constantly made airborne by crashing oceans waves through sea spray, which ultimately impacts cloud properties and the energy balance of the planet. That’s because sea spray can influence the amount of sunlight that clouds reflect away from the Earth and its oceans, which normally act as a heat sink for the planet. A synopsis of this research is at https://www.pnnl.gov/science/highlights/highlight.asp?id=3895, and our paper, published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, is available at http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/13601/2014/acp-14-13601-2014.html.
If you want to know how sea spray affects the warming and cooling of the planet, we’ll answer your questions about the complex interactions of aerosol particles, ocean life and cloud systems, sunlight and precipitation processes – all important factors in modeling the Earth’s climate. We will be back at 1 pm EST (10 am PST, 6 pm UTC) to answer questions … Ask us anything!
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