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Scientists discovered where black carbon comes from in the Arctic in winter and summer
Scientists from seven countries published an article on the study of the sources of black carbon (BC) emissions in the Arctic. (2019-02-15)
Preserved leaves reveal 7000 years of rainfall and drought
A study by University of Adelaide researchers and Queensland Government scientists has revealed what south-east Queensland's rainfall was like over the last 7000 years -- including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought. (2019-02-15)
Ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes
Researchers have recorded first the field measurements of Antarctic ice shelf flexure, which can lead to ice shelf break up. (2019-02-13)
Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to 'flex'
The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability. (2019-02-13)
Ice volume calculated anew
Researchers have provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. (2019-02-12)
New study suggests possibility of recent underground volcanism on Mars
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. (2019-02-12)
Sand from glacial melt could be Greenland's economic salvation
As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad, where raw materials for infrastructure are in high demand. (2019-02-11)
Do you like Earth's solid surface and life-inclined climate? Thank your lucky (massive) star
Earth's solid surface and moderate climate may be due, in part, to a massive star in the birth environment of the sun, according to new computer simulations of planet formation. (2019-02-11)
NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice
A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice in northwest Greenland. (2019-02-11)
Arctic sea ice loss in the past linked to abrupt climate events
A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to major climate events. (2019-02-11)
Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2D material
A research team comprised of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Washington has for the first time directly imaged 'edge conduction' in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, or WTe2, a newly discovered 2D topological insulator and quantum material. (2019-02-08)
Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus. (2019-02-07)
Cracks herald the calving of a large iceberg from Petermann Glacier
Cracks in the floating ice tongue of Petermann Glacier in the far northwest reaches of Greenland indicate the pending loss of another large iceberg. (2019-02-06)
Study shows that Vikings enjoyed a warmer Greenland
After reconstructing southern Greenland's climate record over the past 3,000 years, a Northwestern University team found that it was relatively warm when the Norse lived there between 985 and 1450 C.E., compared to the previous and following centuries. (2019-02-06)
Melting ice sheets may cause 'climate chaos' according to new modelling
The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century. (2019-02-06)
Ice Age survivors or stranded travellers? A new subterranean species discovered in Canada
The discovery of a new to science species of rare and primitive arthropod in a cave that was covered by a thick ice sheet until recently is certain to raise questions. (2019-02-05)
Revising the history of big, climate-altering volcanic eruptions
Researchers have developed a new isotopic method to analyze the recent history of large stratospheric volcanic eruptions, using 2,600 years' worth of records contained in ice cores from Antarctica. Stratospheric eruptions can launch sulfate particles more than 6 miles above Earth's surface, where they reflect sunlight and temporarily cool the planet. (2019-02-05)
Retreating snow line reveals organic molecules around young star
Astronomers using ALMA have detected various complex organic molecules around the young star V883 Ori. (2019-02-04)
WVU researcher unearths an ice age in the African desert
A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by West Virginia University geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown. (2019-02-04)
A reconfigurable soft actuator
Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a method to change the shape of a flat sheet of elastomer, using actuation that is fast, reversible, controllable by an applied voltage, and reconfigurable to different shapes. (2019-02-04)
Novel hypothesis goes underground to predict future of Greenland ice sheet
The Greenland ice sheet melted a little more easily in the past than it does today because of geological changes, and most of Greenland's ice can be saved from melting if warming is controlled, says a team of Penn State researchers. (2019-02-01)
Ancient asteroid impacts played a role in creation of Earth's future continents
The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth that later gave rise to continents - home to human civilization. (2019-01-31)
Waterproof graphene electronic circuits
Water molecules distort the electrical resistance of graphene, but a team of European researchers has discovered that when this two-dimensional material is integrated with the metal of a circuit, contact resistance is not impaired by humidity. (2019-01-30)
A landscape unseen in over 40,000 years
Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven't been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years. (2019-01-25)
Scientists drill to record depths in West Antarctica
A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over two kilometres through the ice sheet in West Antarctica using hot water. (2019-01-24)
Simulating clouds over the Tibetan Plateau to improve weather forecasts
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology and the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences have carried out studies on the spatial and temporal distribution and simulation of cloud over the Tibetan region. (2019-01-24)
Greenland's southwest ice sheet particularly sensitive to warming
The ice fields of southwest Greenland are becoming particularly sensitive to a climate cycle called the North Atlantic Oscillation as global warming proceeds. (2019-01-24)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
An icy forecast for ringed seal populations
Scientists have already observed and predicted that high ringed seal pup mortality rates are linked to poor environmental conditions like early ice breakup and low snow. (2019-01-23)
Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003, study finds
Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought -- and will likely lead to faster sea level rise -- thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found. (2019-01-21)
New study reveals local drivers of amplified Arctic warming
An international team of researchers, including Professor Sarah Kang and DoYeon Kim in the School of Urban and Environmental Engineering at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has unveiled local drivers of amplified arctic warming. (2019-01-19)
Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic?
Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, researchers determined the winners and losers of climate change in the Antarctic. (2019-01-17)
Emperor penguins' first journey to sea
New research by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues reveals the previously unknown behaviors of juvenile Emperor penguins in their critical early months when they leave their birth colony and first learn how to swim, dive, and find food. (2019-01-17)
Mapping the brain at high resolution
Researchers have developed a technique to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. (2019-01-17)
Three-day imaging captures hi-res, cinematic view of fly brain
Fluorescent tagging of cellular proteins has allowed unprecedentedly detailed images of brain circuits, but imaging neurons and synapses over large areas in fine detail is difficult. (2019-01-17)
Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing 180 in Gulf of Mexico
The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. (2019-01-16)
Using satellites to measure rates of ice mass loss in glaciers
Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now investigated all glacial areas in South America in more detail than ever before, from the tropical areas to the subpolar regions. (2019-01-15)
Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch
Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge volumes of water that, if melted, would dramatically elevate sea level and alter the world's coastlines. (2019-01-14)
UCI/JPL study: Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago
Antarctica experienced a sixfold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017, according to a study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-01-14)
Researchers report breakthrough in ice-repelling materials
Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. (2019-01-14)
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