September 5, 2012

Funghi Fuels Rainfall in the Amazon

Rainforest FunghiFunghi in the Amazon rainforest helps in the formation of rainclouds

Rainforest FunghiThe new report, published in the journal Science states that potassium salt particles primarily released from funghi but also from other rainforest plants play a role in the formation of aerosol particles that drive rainfall in the Amazon.

This means that funghi and plants have aCloud Forest in Ecuador direct influence on the formation of mist, clouds and precipitation in the rainforest. This suggests that rainforest plants play an even more complex role in regulating their own rainfall than previously believed.

Sources: Science and Mongabay


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