Petrichor - the smell after rain.

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mumofstig

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Petrichor - the smell after rain.
« on: July 28, 2018, 13:59 »
It was really strong last nigh, after the storm.
Well I never knew its name before  ???
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/precipitation/rain/petrichor
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Re: Petrichor - the smell after rain.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 15:58 »
Awesome, I am really happy that the excellent smell just after a rain has a name :)

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Re: Petrichor - the smell after rain.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 18:49 »
It is a very distinct smell.  I'm glad as well its got a name.   Is it the rain mingling with the dust and general debris.  ?   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Petrichor - the smell after rain.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 12:22 »
I believe it comes from the Greek words for stone (petri) and a liquid that flows from the Gods (ichor). Here's alink that explains it:-
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/precipitation/rain/petrichor
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Re: Petrichor - the smell after rain.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 14:01 »
That's the same link I posted GG  ;)



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