Atmospheric

'Windprofilers' Help Understand The Ozone Role In Pollution

Atmospheric scientists are just about the only group that doesn't have a crime drama on television but that may change. In every crime drama there needs to be a victim, in this case the atmosphere, and we might have a part-time criminal in ozone. Ther ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2007 - 11:38am

Is Global Warming Melting Soft Coral?

Tel Aviv University Professor (and alumnus) Hudi Benayahu, head of TAU's Porter School of Environmental Studies, has found that soft corals, an integral and important part of reef environments, are simply melting and wasting away. And Prof. Benayahu b ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2007 - 11:45am

SORCE Studies Solar Cycle Impact On Global Warming

There are wide-ranging predictions about the coming solar cycle peak in 2012 and its influence on Earth's warming climate and the $88 million Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment(SORCE) mission, launched in 2003 can help find answers, according to t ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 3:37pm

First-ever 'State Of The Carbon Cycle Report'

The first “State of the Carbon Cycle Report” for North America, released online this week by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, finds the continent’s carbon budget increasingly overwhelmed by human-caused emissions. North American sources release nea ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 14 2007 - 12:10pm

New Ozone Measuring Device Will Help Understand Smog Formation

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new tool for quantitatively measuring elusive atmospheric chemicals that play a key role in the formation of photochemical smog. Better measurements will improve scientists' understanding o ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2007 - 4:12pm

Organic ‘Building Blocks Of Life’ Discovered In Titan’s Atmosphere

Scientists analysing data gathered by Cassini have confirmed the presence of heavy negative ions in the upper regions of Titan’s atmosphere. These particles may act as building blocks for more complicated organic molecules. The discovery was completely une ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 29 2007 - 1:06pm

Was Al Gore Right? New Theory On Global Warming And Hurricanes

Al Gore showing pictures of the Hurricane Katrina disaster without coming right out and claiming global warming caused it was a little too clever for some atmospheric scientists but a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that Atl ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 29 2007 - 5:27pm

Researchers At UN Meeting Endorse Aggressive Climate Goals

Climate scientists warned the United Nations Climate Conference in Bali of the need to act immediately to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with a window of only 10-15 years for global emissions to peak and decline, and a goal of at least a 50 per cent reducti ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 6 2007 - 12:54pm

How Reliable Are Current Climate Models?

A new study comparing the composite output of 22 leading global climate models with actual climate data finds that the models do an unsatisfactory job of mimicking climate change in key portions of the atmosphere. This research, published in the Royal Mete ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2007 - 2:55pm

Science Switch: Now Global Warming Impacts El Niño

The climatic event El Niño, literally “the Baby Jesus”, was given its name because it generally occurs at Christmas time along the Peruvian coasts. This expression of climatic variability, also called El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), results from a ser ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2007 - 5:28pm