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Can Bird Poop Make Clouds?

November 28, 2016

Bird poop could help clouds form, keeping our planet a little bit cooler. Gross! Subscribe to Gross Science! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more gross info?↓ (Primary Literature) Contribution of Arctic seabird-colony ammonia to atmospheric particles and cloud-albedo radiative effect: Science News article on bird poop and clouds: NASA on bright and dark clouds: -- Host, Writer, Animator, Editor Anna Rothschild Camera, Sound Janet DeFilippo Plucky Little Thing Music Provided by APM Many thanks to Dr. Greg Wentworth GROSS FOOTAGE AND IMAGES Bird Photography Outtakes Flickr/Ingrid Taylor Monterey a rock with bird+their crap Wikimedia Commons/Mrmariokartguy Bagged Quano & Trolly Wikimedia Commons/J.R. Mann Grímsey puffins Flickr/Jennifer Boyer Guillemots on Bear Island Svalbard Arctic Flickr/Gary Bembridge Dreierprofil Wikimedia Commons/Henning Allmers, GROSS SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Slide Whistle Down 01 Freesound/joedeshon Slide Whistle Up 01 Freesound/joedeshon Wink Freesound/bennychico11 Gross Science is produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios