A #skyku #scipoem on condensation nuclei? Yes, please!

Sinikka wrote a sky-ku haiku for October’s #scicommchall!

Sinikka explains: Clouds form if it is so cold that water vapour condensates to droplets. Little particles – so small you can’t see them – are often the base for water molecules to settle and form such a droplet. The particle is a so called cloud condensation nuclei. Sulfur gases emitted by the ocean can form particles that act in that way. This is one of the many ways the ocean influences weather and climate.

#scicommchall in October: Writing a sky-ku #scipoem with Sam Illingworth!

For this month’s #scicommchall, Dr Sam Illingworth (Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK) would like you to write a sky-ku – this is a short poem inspired by the traditional Japanese haiku and which celebrates the sky.

If possible these sky-ku should also include how your work relates to the sky; it might be that you are an atmospheric scientist working on clouds (easy!), or that you are a marine biologist who spends many months at sea looking at seemingly endless horizons (slightly harder!).

You can read a selection of them here (http://skydayproject.com/sky-ku/), and also find out more about the SkyDayProject which inspired their creation. And if writing a poem in this particular style is too hard, then just abandon the form and write something you feel more comfortable with. 🙂

As always, please do share your ideas with us at #scicommchall!

Find a guide to creating Sky-kus after the cut:

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