Smoke from forest fires may delay rains
A recent study over Borneo found that certain types of heavy smoke may block precipitation in some areas while
producing rain in others. Thus fires that would otherwise be extinguished burn longer by starving off rainfall.
Smoky tropical clouds yield rain when they rish high enough for water freeze.
Recent studies by NASA scientists have found that heavy smoke from Amazon forest fires inhibits cloud formation and reduces rainfall. This finding, combined with other NASA studies suggesting that deforestation can affect regional climate, means that the Amazon rainforest may be on the verge of a significant environmental transformation.
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