Particles are recognized as the No. 1 cause of environmentally related deaths globally, and a UA research team is investigating the nature of airborne particles with field measurements, satellite remote-sensing data, and models.

The group -- led by Armin Sorooshian, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering, and hydrology and atmospheric sciences -- is especially invested in trying to unravel the complexities associated with how particles affect the reflectivity of clouds, and how and when they produce precipitation.

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