Asian aerosols make Aussie rain


An article submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research reports that the enormous aerosol haze from Asia is responsible for the observed shift in monsoonal weather patterns increasing rain across the North West of Australia as far south as Alice Springs. Climate change models which include the effect predict this increase in rainfall, those that do not predict decreased rain in North Western Australia. Residents from Broome to Alice Springs and north have experienced much more humid summers resulting in extended grass lands and the failure of evaporative air conditioning that relies on dry air.

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