What links plankton, UV and clouds?

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What links plankton, UV and clouds?
« on: 11/06/2014 16:57:30 »
The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from harmful UV radiation in the bright summer months: they make clouds. This is probably the most elaborate sun-screen on the planet! Oscar Branson explains how it works...

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