A quiz to understand atmospheric aerosols, their basic characteristics and impact on climate.
Use this tool to help students find answers to:
- What are aerosols and what are the sources of atmospheric aerosols?
- Explain how atmospheric aerosols can have a cooling or warming effect on the planet.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||What are aerosols?|
|Discipline||Environmental Sciences, Chemistry|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Aerosols, Sources of Aerosols, Aerosol Nanoparticles, Radiative Energy Balance, Role of Aerosols in Cloud Formation, Sulphate Aerosols|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Atmosphere, The Greenhouse Effect|
|Type of Tool||Classroom/Laboratory Activity|
|Grade Level||High school, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||NASA’s EARTH RIGHT NOW initiative|
|Hosted at||NASA’s GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE|