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Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. (2019-04-16)
Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds. (2019-04-16)
Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics
A new study by a University of Maryland researcher published in the April 15, 2019, issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households. (2019-04-15)
Thunderstorms half a world away significantly contribute to heat waves in central California
Scientists reveal links between unusually strong tropical convection and extreme California heat waves. (2019-04-12)
Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days. (2019-04-12)
NASA sees El Niño conditions prevail in the Central Pacific Ocean
An El Niño that began to form last fall has matured and is now fully entrenched across the Pacific Ocean. (2019-04-11)
Winds of change...Solar variability weakens the Walker cell
An international team of researchers has found robust evidence for signatures of the 11-year sunspot cycle in the tropical Pacific. (2019-03-28)
Half a degree more warming may cause dramatic differences on drought-flood compound risks
The Paris Agreement set goals of keeping global temperature rise below 2.0°C and working to keep that rise to 1.5°C to mitigate impacts of climate change. (2019-03-26)
Stalagmite holds key to predicting droughts, floods for India, Vanderbilt team finds
By studying the last 50 years of growth of a stalagmite from Mawmluh Cave, they found an unexpected connection between winter rainfall amounts in northeast India and climatic conditions in the Pacific Ocean. (2019-03-25)
NASA finds heavy rainfall around Tropical Cyclone Joaninha's center
NASA calculated the rainfall rates occurring in Tropical Cyclone Joaninha as it moved through the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean. (2019-03-25)
Satellite tracks Tropical Cyclone Veronica along Australia coast
On March 25, 2019 Tropical Cyclone Veronica continued to move in southerly direction along the coast of Western Australia in the Southern Indian Ocean. (2019-03-25)
Wagers winter plants make to survive
In a recently published study, UA ecologists have identified the bets that the most successful annual plants place with water resources. (2019-03-25)
Coal power stations disrupt rainfall: global study
Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns, a new 15-year international study shows. (2019-03-12)
Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering
New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. (2019-03-11)
Rainfall changes for key crops predicted even with reduced greenhouse gas emissions
Even if humans radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions soon, important crop-growing regions of the world can expect changes to rainfall patterns by 2040. (2019-03-11)
NASA's infrared vision reveals Tropical Cyclone Haleh's power
Tropical Cyclone Haleh maintained an eye as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and collected temperature information on the storm and the ocean waters it was moving through. (2019-03-05)
A clearer view of past climate from tree rings
To see where the Earth's climate is headed, we have to see where it's been. (2019-02-28)
Raindrop size distributions vary across seasons and rain types
Precipitation and raindrop size distribution (DSD) characteristics in East China vary across seasons and rain types. (2019-02-27)
Human settlements and rainfall affect giraffe home ranges
Giraffes that live close to densely populated towns have larger home ranges than giraffes that live far from towns, suggesting that the giraffes in human-impacted areas need to travel longer distances -- and expend more energy -- to obtain critical resources. (2019-02-27)
Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality?
Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. (2019-02-26)
Boost for Australian grain industry
New findings from research by La Trobe University and CSIRO made possible with GRDC investment could lead to a significant increase in the Australian wheat crop yield -- adding potentially around $1.8 billion to the national economy and improving global food security. (2019-02-25)
Amazon forest can be trained by higher rainfall variability
The Amazon rainforest has evolved over millions of years and even through ice ages. (2019-02-25)
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new MIT study finds. (2019-02-18)
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)
Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change
This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands. (2019-02-14)
Fate of meerkats tied to seasonal climate effects
Does a drier and hotter climate present a threat to the meerkats in the Kalahari Desert? (2019-02-13)
Seasons change: Researchers provide new definition for major Indian monsoon season
FSU Professor of Meteorology Vasu Misra has used detailed surface temperature analyses to develop the first-ever objective definition of the Northeast Indian Monsoon. (2019-02-08)
Sea snakes that can't drink seawater
New research from the University of Florida shows that pelagic sea snakes quench their thirst by drinking freshwater that collects on the surface of the ocean after heavy rainfall. (2019-02-08)
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani's rainfall rates
Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. (2019-02-08)
Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017 and triggered more than 40,000 landslides in at least three-fourths of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities. (2019-02-07)
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Funani's rainfall
Tropical Storm Funani (formerly classified as 12S) continued to affect Rodrigues Island in the South Pacific Ocean when the GPM satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall. (2019-02-06)
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
A UW-led team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. (2019-02-04)
Rainfall extremes are connected across continents: Nature study
Extreme rainfall events in one city or region are connected to the same kind of events thousands of kilometers away, an international team of experts finds in a study now published in one of the world's leading scientific journals, Nature. (2019-01-31)
Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world
An analysis of satellite data has revealed global patterns of extreme rainfall, which could lead to better forecasts and more accurate climate models. (2019-01-30)
Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves
Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater reserves. (2019-01-21)
New study finds evidence of changing seasons, rain on Titan's north pole
An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. (2019-01-16)
Differentiating summer and winter rainfall in South Asia around 4.2 ka climatic 'event'
New results point to a 200-year period of abnormally strong winter precipitation between c.4.5-4.3 thousand years ago (2019-01-15)
NASA's GPM satellite examines weakening Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
Tropical Cyclone Kenanga is now on a weakening trend and NASA's GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall and cloud heights within the storm. (2018-12-21)
NUS study: In response to heat, the more affluent use air-conditioners; low-income households use water
An NUS study has revealed that Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for the relief of heat. (2018-12-20)
NASA finds extreme rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
NASA found very cold cloud top temperatures within the Southern Indian Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Kenanga that indicate powerful thunderstorms reaching high into the troposphere. (2018-12-19)
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