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New insight on wildfire smoke could improve climate change models

August 27, 2013

image of soot particle By viewing particles captured during the 2011 Las Conchas fire in New Mexico under a field emission scanning electron microscope, Michigan Technological University scientists found that there's more to tar balls and soot than meets the naked eye. Full Story

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