What is the environmental importance of aerosols?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 2nd Jun, 2014, 12:59: PM

Expert Answer:

Aerosols tend to cause cooling of the Earth's surface. Because most aerosols reflect sunlight back into space. They have a "direct" cooling effect by reducing the amount of solar radiation that reaches the surface. Indeed, if there were no aerosols in the atmosphere, there would be no clouds.

Answered by  | 2nd Jun, 2014, 02:59: PM