Atmospheric

Noctilucent Clouds In Alaska Due To Climate Change, Say Researchers

Dozens of scientists from several countries gathered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to discuss the latest findings on noctilucent clouds and other phenomena of the earth’s upper atmosphere during the Eighth International Workshop on Layered Phenomen ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2007 - 9:00pm

Turbulence Lessons Taught By Titan

Turbulence plays an important role in Earth’s weather system, and can be more than an inconvenience- hundreds of injuries have occurred on commercial flights due to turbulence. It is studied both in Earth's atmosphere and in that of Saturn's moon ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2007 - 11:40am

Long-Term Increase In Rainfall Seen In Tropics

NASA scientists have detected the first signs that tropical rainfall is on the rise with the longest and most complete data record available. Using a 27-year-long global record of rainfall assembled by the international scientific community from satellite ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 3:07pm

Greenhouse Gases, Not El Nino, Led To 2006 Warmth, Says Study

Greenhouse gases likely accounted for over half of the widespread warmth across the continental United States in 2006, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters. Last year's average temperature was the second highest since recordkeeping ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 2:52pm

NASA Predicts Global Warming Will Lead To Fewer Storms, But More Severe Ones

It's the climate cat and dog fight of the decade. When Al Gore alleged that Hurricane Katrina was caused by global warming, it set off a firestorm in the atmospheric science community. A few prominent experts disputed it and the websites and email cam ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2007 - 11:02am

From Brachiopods To Bivalves: Did CO2 Cause The Worst Extinction In Earth's History?

252 million years ago a mass extinction of cataclysmic proportions occurred and the world was changed forever. Prior to that, ocean life was diverse and clam-like organisms called brachiopods dominated. After the extinction little else existed and a differ ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2007 - 4:51pm

New Research On How One Storm Can Affect Another

Weather forecasting and climate modelling for the notoriously unpredictable Sahel region of Africa could be made easier in the future, thanks to new research results coming from the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis study (AMMA). A paper published ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2007 - 11:30pm

Analysis Is Challenge To Scientific Consensus On Global Warming, Say Researchers

An analysis by the Hudson Institute states that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. The analysis says that more than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natura ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 13 2007 - 12:35am

Kyoto Refrigerant Projects Subverted, Harm Ozone Layer

U.N. officials have stated that Kyoto's carbon-credit system is being subverted via cheating while contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer- counter-productive to the Montreal Protocol's goal to preserve it. ...

Article - Lee Rodgers - Sep 15 2007 - 6:11pm

China's Soot Heating Pacific Region, Western USA

Easily 40 percent of the observed atmospheric warming in the Pacific is due to the shroud of soot drifting eastward from Asia. Prof. V. Ramanathan and fellow researchers are reporting that soot's 2.5 W/cu.m. green house effect is partially offset by ...

Article - Lee Rodgers - Apr 9 2008 - 11:10am