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Argonne’s innovative community software is on weather scientists’ radar

February 11, 2019

The Python-ARM Radar Toolkit, originally designed to meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s needs, is now making an…
Tiny particles have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

January 26, 2018

Amazon rainforest provides a unique natural lab to study effects of aerosols  Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and…
NASA Sees First Direct Proof of Ozone Hole Recovery

January 5, 2018

For the first time, scientists have shown through direct observations of the ozone hole by a satellite instrument,…
Team Launches ‘Comb and Copter’ System to Map Atmospheric Gases

June 27, 2017

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated…
NASA’s Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms

April 25, 2017

About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally…
Study tracks “memory” of soil moisture

January 23, 2017

The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s…
TIMED: 15 Years Exploring Our Interface to Space

December 8, 2016

Launched Dec. 7, 2001, NASA’s TIMED spacecraft has spent 15 years observing the dynamics of the upper regions…
The destructive effects of supercooled liquid water on airplane safety and climate models

November 5, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Supercooled  water sounds smooth enough to be served at espresso bars, but instead it hangs out in…
Amazon Study Reveals that Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud Formation

October 25, 2016

Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate…
NASA JPL Satellites Dissect Powerful Hurricane Matthew

October 11, 2016

Hurricane forecasters use many different types of data to forecast a storm’s intensity and track. NASA satellites and…
Flash of Brilliance: CALIPSO Satellite Marks ‘First Light’

June 8, 2016

On June 7, 2006, the CALIPSO satellite got to work doing something that has made atmospheric scientists very,…
Atmospheric Sulfate Particles Reduced, but as Acidic as Ever

February 23, 2016

When acidic materials are spilled, the clean-up procedure involves adding a base chemical to neutralize the acid. Up…
Can Paris pledges avert severe climate change?

November 27, 2015

More than 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to create a durable framework for addressing climate…
Is salt the key to unlocking the interiors of Neptune and Uranus?

June 24, 2015

The interiors of several of our Solar System’s planets and moons are icy, and ice has been found…
Space-based techniques can successfully verify international regulations on fossil energy emissions

May 20, 2014

Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from two coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners area of northwest…
What’s in your air? Students design, create, and deploy sophisticated air quality monitoring system for MIT campus

May 9, 2014

Every senior at MIT has come to know the campus in a personal way, having established favorite haunts…
Venus mountains create wave trains

January 23, 2014

Wave trains on Venus. Credit: ESA/Venus Express/VMC/A. Credit: Piccialli et al., 2014. The planet Venus is blanketed by…
Using digital SLRs to measure the height of Northern Lights

October 4, 2013

Scientific research doesn’t often start from outreach projects. Yet, Ryuho Kataoka from the National Institute of Polar Research…
Device gives scientists front-row seat to lightning strikes

September 12, 2013

A device developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has become a valuable tool in researchers’…
Greater safety in aviation – detecting turbulence in advance

August 16, 2013

Many aircraft passengers are familiar with the phenomenon; the sky is clear and blue, the aircraft is cruising…
Seasonal carbon dioxide range expanding as more is added to Earth’s atmosphere

August 9, 2013

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise and fall each year as plants, through photosynthesis and respiration,…
Reports Detail Mars Rover Clues to Atmosphere’s Past

July 19, 2013

A pair of new papers report measurements of the Martian atmosphere’s composition by NASA’s Curiosity rover, providing evidence…
Improved interpretation of volcanic traces in ice

July 9, 2013

How severely have volcanoes contaminated the atmosphere with sulfur particles in past millennia? To answer this question, scientists…
Massive field campaign to examine summertime air in U.S. Southeast

June 26, 2013

Taking part in the largest U.S. air quality field project in decades, the National Center for Atmospheric Research…
Higher ed must lead climate change adaptations

June 7, 2013

Higher Education institutions play a key role and must be leaders in preparing society to adapt to the…
NASA SEAC4RS Mission Targets How Pollution, Storms And Climate Mix

June 7, 2013

NASA’s DC-8 and ER-2 science aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer…
Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection

May 21, 2013

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique*…
Cracking the ice code

May 21, 2013

What happened the last time a vegetated Earth shifted from an extremely cold climate to desert-like conditions? And…
Study sheds light on Earth’s early mantle

May 6, 2013

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment, has found…
Is there an atmosphere on the Moon?

April 17, 2013

Until recently, most everyone accepted the conventional wisdom that the moon has virtually no atmosphere. Just as the…
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