Have you ever been in a summer monsoon storm, where the winds and thunder seem be calmed when the rain starts to fall? Now we understand a bit more about that dynamic, and the implications with global warming. In a new study released in Science, researchers have quantified the amount of energy that raindrops remove from the air when they fall. New Scientist covers this story, and Atmospheric Sciences’ Dargan Frierson is quoted. Read more here!

Update: Dargan Frierson also wrote a Perspectives piece in Science, contextualizing this new research. Read it here!