My first heavy rain in this mild dessert climate.
I was full of the happiness after months of need of the smell of rain…the petrichor. And because rain season is happened nowadays in other parts of the world, the smell of the first rain is being famous. The MIT lab made a slow-mo video to explain the mechanism of how the smell of rain released.
The researchers suspect that in natural environments, aerosols may carry aromatic elements, along with bacteria and viruses stored in soil. These aerosols may be released during light or moderate rainfall, and then spread via gusts of wind.
And how the rain can smell very good and feel melancholic in the same time, maybe because it contains history in it.
So, next time you smell a summer storm a-coming, take a minute to think about what that rock over their is trying to tell you
– It’s Good To Be Smart | Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?“