What if raindrops could help us understand climate change?
Ocean Sciences (OS)
Raindrops are fascinating but how much do we know about them and what part do they play in the air-sea boundary layer – the area where rain meets the sea? Dr Xinan Liu is investigating the physics behind raindrops and the air-sea boundary layer to find out what this layer can tell us about climate change. Get your students thinking about the water cycle and how small events like rain dropping into the ocean can have huge impacts on our climate. Included is an interview with Xinan about his research project and career. The activity sheet includes ‘talking points’ to enable students to reflect on Alan’s research plus activities relating to physical oceanography. This resource was first published on Futurum Careers: https://futurumcareers.com/what-if-raindrops-could-help-us-understand-climate-change