How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times
A raindrop pounding a porous surface traps tiny air bubbles at the point of contact. Those tiny bubbles are then catapulted upwards, ultimately bursting from the drop in a fizz of aerosols. And so the tiny droplets are sent flying into the air and blow away on a breeze that then reaches your nose with their heady scent.
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