MIT researchers identify science behind Earthy Aroma humans smell after Rain

January 17, 2015 1:20 PM

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MIT researchers identify science behind Earthy Aroma humans smell after Rain

A new study by MIT researchers published this week in the journal Nature, has revealed the phenomenon behind the release of earthy smell in air after rain.

According to the researchers, science behind the distinctive fresh, earthy aroma is due to the release of aerosol (tiny particles in Earth's atmosphere) clouds that are carried by the wind.

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