Sinikka’s #scicommbookforkids on climate tickling your nose

We are in for a real treat with Sinikka’s #scicommbookforkids for September’s #scicommchall! (Translation below the image)

Climate tickling your nose.

Taking a deep breath at the beach, you notice this smell: The smell of the sea. This typical smell are actually tiny amounts of sulfur gases you are breathing in!

Sulphurous algae grow in the sea. Sun light and other microscopically small algae contribute to their growth.

The gases are then released into the air, especially on windy days.

Besides creating the typical smell of the sea, sulphurous algae also do other things: Some help water droplets grow in the atmosphere. Clouds form and it starts to rain!

Others become tiny reflectors — aerosols — and reflect parts of the sun light back away from the Earth. This cools down the Earth a tiny little bit.

Sun and algae, wind and waves, clouds and rain, warm and cold — this is all contained in a nose full of sea air!

And here it is pre folding:

When will we see your #scicommbookforkids? 🙂

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