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20 March, 2017

Growing support for the large-scale transition to open access

Science organizations join forces to transform publishing market

21 December, 2016

Self-amplifying chemical mechanism explains severe winter haze events in China

In the aqueous phase of aerosol particles, nitrogen and sulfur oxides can react with each other and rapidly form high concentrations of fine particulate matter through a previously unrecognized mechanism.

24 October, 2016

Amazon rain helps make more rain

In the Amazon region, downdrafts bring aerosol particles from higher altitudes to the atmospheric layer where clouds form.

11 October, 2016

Four weeks at sea for climate research

Expedition with R/V Maria S. Merian from Iceland to the Azores – researchers from Kiel and Mainz get to the bottom of climate history - JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE KIEL MARINE SCIENCE AT THE CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHT UNIVERSITY AND THE...

09 September, 2016

Quantifying the chemical effects of air pollutants on oxidative stress and human health

New computer model provides exposure-response relationship between air pollutants and reactive oxygen species in the epithelial lining fluid of the human respiratory tract

30 August, 2016

Emission plumes over West Africa show a high proportion of organic material

International measurement campaign over West Africa provides first results. Causes for enormous complexity in the multiple cloud layers still unclear

10 August, 2016

Weathering of rocks may have changed the climate

New study shows: Chemical weathering of mosses, hornworts and liverworts results in a drawdown of atmospheric CO2 and may have led to global cooling

19 July, 2016

How meltwater from the ice sheets disturbed the climate 10,000 years ago

By the end of the most recent ice age 10,000 years ago, a huge ice sheet melted in North America, in the same way that the ice in Greenland is melting today. Its meltwater had a massive impact on the climate in northwest Europe...

23 June, 2016

On the rise: ethane concentrations climbing again

Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again - Largest increases over the central and eastern United States

23 May, 2016

550-page edited volume on biological soil crust research

New book summarizes current knowledge about biocrusts - Mainz scientist is co-editor