There are two main smells associated with rain. The first is ozone which can be produced by lightning. This has an acrid smell. The common rain smell is a gas called petrichor. Volatiles evaporate from plants and are absorbed by rocks, concrete etc. When the rain hits the rock, the volatiles are released into the atmosphere and you smell it. This is a clean fresh smell.
do you all have to harsh the buzz of everything. I LOVE the smell of rain, and i don’t give a flying rat’s ass what the scientific mumbo jumbo is that explains it. can’t you just enjoy something for the sake of it?
And you guys called me a retard. huh. Funny that.
and MsAnne. Sorry I have no idea what the heck you are talking about. Water hole? Safari? Are you a flipping wildebeast?
I just popped in for my weekly check to see if it was hilarious here yet. I think I am being lied to.
Who doesn’t love the smell of ozone! I can spend hours printing windows test pages on my LaserJet just to have the room smell like it. Ofcourse I always open the windows at night to let the ozone escape, because I care about this planet. If more people would do this, we could close that hole in the ozone layer in no time.