Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Small particles with large effects on climate and health
Biogeochemie (Prof. Dr. Meinrat Andreae)
MPI für Chemie, Mainz
SummaryAerosols are of central importance for atmospheric chemistry and physics, the biosphere, climate, and public health. The airborne particles influence the Earth’s energy balance, the cycling of water and trace gases, as well as the reproduction and diseases of biological organisms. Current investigations elucidate the relevant properties and mechanisms, especially for biogenic components.