Contributions of IIT Bombay researcher to the field that won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

Critical Cloud Fraction

14 Nov 2018

Aerosols such as smoke or dust suspended in the lower layers of the atmosphere can either heat up the planet by trapping solar radiation, or cool it by reflecting sunlight back into space. Little is known, however, about how much aerosols that are present much higher up — above the clouds — contribute to this warming.