Atmospheric

Man-Made CO2 As Seen Regionally From Space

While significant gaps remain in our total knowledge of the extent of carbon dioxide’s sources, such as fires, volcanic activity and the respiration of living organisms, and its natural sinks, such as the land and ocean, it is known that more than 30 billi ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2008 - 10:39am

Arctic Pollution- For Your Enjoyment Since 1870

The Arctic- pristine natural wilderness, unmolested by human touch? Not really. While early explorers claimed they could see 200 KM mountain peaks that certainly isn't the case today. In winter months, the Arctic actually has some of the dirtiest air ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2008 - 10:27am

Source Of OH Radicals, Once Thought Unimportant, Now Implicated In Smog

Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that a chemical reaction in the atmosphere above major cities long assumed to be unimportant in urban air pollution is in fact a significant contributor to urban ozone—the main component o ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2008 - 11:53pm

Bacteria- The Greenhouse Gas Source Everyone Laughs About

Nitrous oxide, laughing gas, can't get any respect. Unlike carbon dioxide and methane, laughing gas has been largely ignored by world leaders as a worrying greenhouse gas but nitrous oxide must be taken more seriously, said Professor David Richardson ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2008 - 7:03pm

Do Cosmic Rays Prove Global Warming A Swindle?

Research published in the Institute of Physics' Environmental Research Letters shows how a team from Lancaster and Durham Universities sought a means to prove the correlation between the ionizing cosmic rays and the production of low cloud cover. Prev ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2008 - 12:37pm

VORTRAC: New Hurricane-Tracking Technique

A new technique that helps forecasters continuously monitor landfalling hurricanes, giving them frequent and detailed images of a storm's location, will be implemented this summer. The new system, developed by researchers at the National Center for At ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2008 - 12:08pm

Scientists Use Lasers To Create Electrical Activity In Thunderclouds For The First Time

A team of European scientists has triggered electrical activity in thunderclouds for the first time- deliberately. They did it by aiming high-power pulses of laser light into a thunderstorm. Next, they say, could be man-made lightning. At the top of South ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2008 - 11:35pm

30,000 Years Of Methane Sources Show Natural Correlation With Glacial Periods

A new study shows that wetland regions emitted significantly less methane during glacial times while methane emissions by forest fire activity remained surprisingly constant from glacial to interglacial times. Using novel isotopic studies, scientists from ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2008 - 1:43pm

Was Al Gore Right On Hurricanes And Global Warming?

The biggest blow-up in the science community about Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" was not over the 20 foot ocean rises but the images of Hurricane Katrina and the implication that global warming had a hand in it. Scientists at the Carnegi ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2008 - 6:16pm

The Climate Disruption From The Huaynaputina Eruption

In 1600 eruption of Huaynaputina in Peru put a large amount of sulfur into the atmosphere. Sulfur reacts with water in the air to form droplets of sulfuric acid, which cool the planet by reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth's surface. Th ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2008 - 2:46am