Atmospheric

Large Volcanic Eruptions Linked To Climate Variability Since Roman Times

It is well established that volcanic eruptions contribute to climate variability but quantifying those impacts has proven challenging due to inconsistencies in historic atmospheric data observed in ice cores and corresponding temperature variations seen in ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2015 - 1:21pm

New Ice Age Is Coming, By 2030, Says Analysis

The arrival of intense cold similar to what some call the "Little Ice Age" of the late 17th century and early 18th century, is expected in the years 2030 to 2040, according to a presentation during the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2015 - 4:23am

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From African Rivers

Researchers have completed a large-scale research project conducted over a five-year period on the African continent to compile the first greenhouse gas budget of African rivers. Covering 12 rivers spread across the entire continent of Africa, the study sh ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2015 - 5:50am

Global Warming Implicated In Ending The "Ice Age"

A recalculation of the dates at which boulders were uncovered by melting glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age has conclusively shown that the glacial retreat was due to rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as opposed to other typ ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2015 - 3:30pm

Better Trap For Greenhouse Gases

Emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels like coal, petroleum and natural gas tend to collect within Earth's atmosphere as "greenhouse gases" that are blamed for escalating global warming. So researchers around the globe are on a quest ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2015 - 11:00am

Monsoon Mission: A Better Way To Predict Indian Weather?

To better understand global weather patterns and increase scientific collaboration between the U.S. and India, researchers supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have completed a month-long cruise studying summer monsoon conditions in the Bay of ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2015 - 9:31pm

Take That, Punxsutawney Phil: Science Says Spring Will Arrive 3 Weeks Earlier- Next Century, Anyway

Scientists writing in Environmental Research  Letters estimate that the onset of spring plant growth will shift by a median of three weeks over the next century- and global warming is to blame. The scholars from University of Wisconsin-Madison applied the ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2015 - 7:24pm

Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation Climate Variability Due To Atmosphere

A new challenges prevailing wisdom by identifying the atmosphere as the driver of a decades-long climate variation known as the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO) and offering new insight on the causes and predictability of natural climate variation ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 3:35pm

Argonne National Laboratory Says Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar For Crude Oil And Shale

Argonne National Laboratory this week released a pair of studies on the efficiency of shale oil production excavation and find that shale oil production generates greenhouse gas emissions at levels similar to traditional crude oil production.  The researc ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2015 - 1:21pm

Greater Potential Carbon Sequestration In Soil

A new study projects that carbon sequestration in European cropland could store between 9 and 38 megatons of carbon dioxide (MtCO2) per year in the soil, or as much as 7% of the annual greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in the European Union, at a ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 9:30am