Ilan Koren on smoke and clouds over the Amazon

‘We’ve looked over the Amazon during the dry season, and there are hundreds or thousands of forest fires induced by the farmers there. And the amount of smoke that goes to the atmosphere and mixes with clouds is huge.’ – Ilan Koren

Atmospheric scientist llan Koren of Israel’s Weizmann Institute spoke with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar at a recent science meeting about how smoke over the Amazon affects not only the immediate forest, but also global climate because of its dramatic impact on Earth’s clouds.

Our thanks to NASA‘s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.

Our thanks to:
Ilan Koren
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

January 6, 2009

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