A quiz to understand atmospheric aerosols, their basic characteristics and impact on climate.

Use this tool to help students find answers to:

  1. What are aerosols and what are the sources of atmospheric aerosols?
  2. 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
Location Global
Language English
Translation  
Developed by NASA’s EARTH RIGHT NOW initiative
Hosted at NASA’s GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Link https://climate.nasa.gov/quizzes/clouds-aerosols-quiz/
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic