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Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

August 29, 2019

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern…
Of Leaves and Light

August 26, 2019

Models built from plants’ optical properties could enable real-time remote monitoring for managing ecosystems and agriculture. Imagine getting…
GRACE-FO Shows the Weight of Midwestern Floods

August 21, 2019

In May 2019, after the wettest 12 months ever recorded in the Mississippi River Basin, the region was…
Modeling the Future of a Sea

August 18, 2019

Study tests resilience of the Salish Sea to climate change impacts. What will the ecology of the Salish…
NASA Gauges Plant Stress in Costa Rican Drought

August 9, 2019

NASA’s ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) has imaged the stress on Costa Rican vegetation…
Clues found on how soils may respond to climate change

August 1, 2019

Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate that soils contributed to a…
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt

June 26, 2019

New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in…
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt

June 19, 2019

The Arctic is melting faster than we thought it would. In fact, Arctic ice extent is at a record…
Innovative modeling strategies give researchers improved look at Florida’s climate future

May 29, 2019

Experts agree that rising atmospheric temperatures and shifts in the global ocean make Florida’s future climate evolution uncertain…
New climate model evaluation method can help to predict more accurate future change

March 19, 2019

Combining a new evaluation technique for climate models with observations could reduce the uncertainty in predicting future change.…
Measuring cloud supersaturation improves the model predictability of atmospheric aerosols

March 7, 2019

Experts who study tiny, airborne particles in the atmosphere have discovered a new parameter that should improve climate…
Climate change science marks 40th anniversary of three key events that signified turning point

February 26, 2019

During the same decade that saw the Beatles breakup, the Watergate scandal, the first Earth Day and the…
West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition will reveal climate history in region with significant ice loss

February 14, 2019

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future…
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared

February 14, 2019

Two papers published in Nature call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are…
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…
Predicting Urban and Coastal Microclimates

January 30, 2019

A mobile laboratory containing sensors that measure wind speed and direction, air quality, precipitation, and other atmospheric variables…
‘Pause’ in global warming was never real, new research proves

December 20, 2018

Claims of a ‘pause’ in observed global temperature warming are comprehensively disproved in a pair of new studies…
Snow over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise during Last Century

December 17, 2018

A new NASA-led study has determined that an increase in snowfall accumulation over Antarctica during the 20th century mitigated…
New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up

December 13, 2018

Facing the certainty of a changing climate coupled with the uncertainty that remains in predictions of how it…
Law of soot light absorption: Current climate models underestimate warming by black carbon aerosol

November 21, 2018

Soot belches out of diesel engines, rises from wood-  and dung-burning cookstoves and shoots out of oil refinery stacks. According…
Study brings new climate models of small star TRAPPIST 1’s seven intriguing worlds

November 21, 2018

Not all stars are like the sun, so not all planetary systems can be studied with the same…
Models show natural swings in the Earth’s climate contribute to Arctic sea ice loss

November 6, 2018

Arctic sea ice loss in the last 37 year is not due to humans alone. New research by…
Stanford study reveals the pulse of the polar vortex – and a key to mapping future storms

July 13, 2018

If you can predict the path of the jet stream, the upper atmosphere’s undulating river of wind, then…
3D View of Amazon Forests Captures Effects of El Niño Drought

June 13, 2018

Three-dimensional measurements of the central Brazilian Amazon rainforest have given NASA researchers a detailed window into the high…

May 8, 2018

The Earth — with its myriad shifting atmospheric, oceanic, land and ice components — presents an extraordinarily complex…
Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba super-volcanic eruption

March 21, 2018

Imagine a year in Africa when summer never arrives. The sky takes on a gray hue during the…
Far Northern Permafrost May Unleash Carbon Within Decades

March 6, 2018

Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic — formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming…
UW atmospheric scientists flying through clouds above Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

February 8, 2018

University of Washington scientists are part of an international team that is spending six weeks in the remote…
Spotty coverage: Climate models underestimate cooling effect of daily cloud cycle

January 11, 2018

The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s…
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away

September 5, 2017

The Sentinel-5P satellite has arrived in Plesetsk in northern Russia to be prepared for liftoff on 13 October.…
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