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Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved towards the goal of the Paris agreement
The recent reports from the IPCC concluded that new land-use options to enhance the terrestrial carbon sink are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate. (2019-12-12)
Newfound Martian aurora actually the most common; sheds light on Mars' changing climate
A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the most common form of aurora occurring on the Red Planet, according to new results from the mission. (2019-12-12)
For the first time: Mapping the winds of mars' upper atmosphere with MAVEN
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has allowed researchers to map the winds that blow high above the red planet's surface, reports a new study, which measures the global circulation of Mars' upper atmosphere for the first time. (2019-12-12)
Scientists map a planet's global wind patterns for the first time, and it's not Earth
A paper in Science documents the global wind patterns on any planet for the first time. (2019-12-12)
NASA's MAVEN maps winds in the martian upper atmosphere
Researchers have created the first map of wind circulation in the upper atmosphere of a planet besides Earth. (2019-12-12)
Technologies and scientific advances needed to track methane levels in atmosphere
Understanding what influences the amount of methane in the atmosphere has been identified by the American Geophysical Union to be one of the foremost challenges in the earth sciences in the coming decades because of methane's hugely important role in meeting climate warming targets. (2019-12-10)
High above the storm clouds, lightning powers gamma-ray flashes and ultraviolet 'elves'
Using instruments onboard the International Space Station, researchers have observed millisecond pulses of gamma-rays produced by thunderstorms, clarifying the process by which these flashes are made, and discovering that they can produce an ultraviolet emission known as an 'Elve.' (2019-12-10)
Study shows lake methane emissions should prompt rethink on climate change
Study sheds new light on the impact of natural methane production on global climate change assessments. (2019-12-04)
NASA finds wind shear battering tropical cyclone 07A
NASA's Aqua satellite found that wind shear was tearing at Tropical Storm 07A in the Arabian Sea. (2019-12-04)
Signs of life: New field guide aids astronomers' search
A Cornell University senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. (2019-12-04)
The Eurasian continent remembers and amplifies cold waves as the Arctic warms
Cold waves triggered by sea ice loss in the Arctic are memorized in the Eurasian Continent, amplifying cooling in the winters to follow, according to a joint research team between Hokkaido University and Niigata University in Japan. (2019-11-29)
Ancient microbes helped to keep Earth's early climate warm
Ancient ancestors of modern microbes played a critical role in setting the stage for life on a dimly lit early Earth, and in creating the world's largest iron ore deposits, according to new research. (2019-11-29)
How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set the stage for early life on Earth
Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early climate warm, and in forming the world's largest iron ore deposits billions of years ago. (2019-11-28)
First measures of Earth's ionosphere found with the largest atmospheric radar in the Antarctic
Using the Program of the Antarctic Syowa Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere/Incoherent Scatter (PANSY) radar, the largest and fine-resolution atmospheric radar in the Antarctic, researchers performed the first incoherent scatter radar observations in the southern hemisphere. (2019-11-27)
A missing link in haze formation
Hazy days don't just block the view; they mean the air contains particulate matter that can compromise human health. (2019-11-25)
A model will help to understand the solar dynamics
An international group of scientists, in cooperation with a research scientist from Skoltech, has developed a model to describe changes in solar plasma. (2019-11-22)
Wolfe Creek Crater younger than previously thought
Wolfe Creek Crater, one of the world's largest meteorite craters, is much younger than previously thought. (2019-11-21)
Boosting wind farmers, global winds reverse decades of slowing and pick up speed
In a boon to wind farms, average daily wind speeds are picking up across much of the globe after about 30 years of gradual slowing. (2019-11-18)
Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, is on the rise
A new study from an international group of scientists finds we are releasing more of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide into the atmosphere than previously thought. (2019-11-18)
Magnetic reconnection on sun's surface launches solar spicules
New observations of solar spicules, ubiquitous jet-like plasma features that punctuate the sun's atmosphere, suggest they are generated by the energy released as the two disparate magnetic fields snap back into alignment near the solar surface. (2019-11-14)
Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture
Equilibrium climate sensitivity -- how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide -- may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists. (2019-11-12)
New findings on nitrous oxide emissions from northern trees surprised scientists
A recently published study, completed by researchers from the University of Helsinki together with Dr Katerina Machacova, a visiting scholar, demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere are sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). (2019-11-11)
Coastlines' contribution to climate change might have been underestimated
Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline. (2019-11-08)
Bushfires on east coast of Australia out of control
An unprecedented number of bushfires have erupted on the east coast of Australia due to hot, dry, windy weather. (2019-11-08)
Arctic shifts to a carbon source due to winter soil emissions
A NASA-funded study suggests winter carbon emissions in the Arctic may be adding more carbon into the atmosphere each year than is taken up by Arctic vegetation, marking a stark reversal for a region that has captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years. (2019-11-08)
Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business
Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a study by researchers from UCLA, the University of Oxford and five other institutions. (2019-11-06)
The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia
With climate change, plants of the future will consume more water than in the present day, leading to less water available for people living in North America and Eurasia, according to a Dartmouth-led study in Nature Geoscience The research suggests a drier future despite anticipated precipitation increases for places like the United States and Europe, populous regions already facing water stresses. (2019-11-04)
Sea levels to continue rising after Paris agreement emission pledges expire in 2030
Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate agreement are met and global temperatures stabilize, a new study indicates. (2019-11-04)
Intact forest loss 'six times worse' for climate
The impact of losing intact tropical forests is more devastating on the climate than previously thought, according to University of Queensland-led research. (2019-10-30)
Numerous polar storms on Saturn analyzed by the UPV/EHU's Planetary Sciences Group
Nature Astronomy has published the results of the research conducted by the Planetary Sciences Group at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country; the group is led by Professor Agustín Sánchez-Lavega and their research deals with the monitoring they carried out on a series of huge, long-lived storms that took place on the planet Saturn. (2019-10-29)
The shelf life of pyrite
What exactly triggers the increase in carbon dioxide concentrations that causes the transition from a glacial stage to a warm stage is not fully understood. (2019-10-24)
Earthquakes can be predicted five days ahead
An international team of researchers, which includes physicists from HSE University and the RAS Space Research Institute (IKI), have discovered that, with an impending earthquake, the parameters of internal gravity waves (IGWs) can change five days before a seismic event. (2019-10-23)
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according to new University of British Columbia research. (2019-10-18)
How aerosols affect our climate
Greenhouse gases may get more attention, but aerosols -- from car exhaust to volcanic eruptions -- also have a major impact on the Earth's climate. (2019-10-17)
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level clouds, according to a CIRES-led study published today in Nature. (2019-10-16)
Physics: An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere
Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have explored the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols. (2019-10-11)
Study offers solution to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle
New research into the chemistry of the oceans during ice ages is helping to solve a puzzle that has engaged scientists for more than two decades. (2019-10-10)
Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off
A rapid increase in the global ocean heat content has been detected in observations during the warming slowdown period, at a rate of about 9.8 × 1021 J yr-1. (2019-10-10)
Using machine learning to understand climate change
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas added to the atmosphere through both natural and human activities. (2019-10-08)
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean
University of Maryland scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of how the ocean helps predict the low-level atmosphere and vice versa. (2019-10-07)
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