So maybe not all of the effects of greenhouse gases are bad.
Air pollution, which peaks midweek because of traffic, tends to cause storms to shed more rain during the week than the weekend. Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Center recorded summer rainfall data between 1998 and 2005 in the southeastern U.S. with a satellite and cross-checked it against data on airborne particulate matter.
The researchers found that it rains more, on average, between Tuesday and Thursday than from Saturday through Monday. Afternoon rainfall peaks on Tuesday, which gets 1.8 times as much rain as Saturday, when … Read more