Is coral a rainmaker?

Is coral a rainmaker?

A world-first study led by QUT’s Professor Zoran Ristovski has led a multinational team of scientists on a voyage over the Great Barrier Reef that aimed to find out if coral creates rain.

Data from the month-long journey aboard the CSIRO’s Investigator will help the researchers understand the role coral plays in emitting cloud-forming airborne particles into the reef’s atmosphere. The team gathered and analysed coral-produced particles in the air over the reef and over adjacent rainforests for ongoing research.

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