The science behind the smell of rain

PBS's Joe Hanson, part of their It's Okay To Be Smart video series, just released a great video explainer of the science behind the smell -- although the part about the ozone smell from thunderstorms rarely applies here west of the Cascades:

Hanson has had a few great weather explainers over the last several months. Here is one other for those looking forward to January on the science of snowflakes:

Special thanks to Alex Lamers at the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee for tweeting out the video!