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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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Scientists getting organized to foster more accuracy in media’s coverage of climate change 

Real Climate [2016-05-24 20:13:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Guest post by Emmanuel Vincent While 2016 is on track to easily surpass 2015 as the warmest year on record, some headlines, in otherwise prestigious news outlets, are still claiming that “2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record” (Forbes, Jan 2016) or that the “Planet is not overheating…” (The Times of London,

History of Greenland snowfall hidden in ancient leaf waxes 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-23 17:41:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

The history of Greenland’s snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom of lakes in horizontal layers that document the passing years. Using this ancient record, scientists are attempting to reconstruct how Arctic precipitation fluctuated over the past several millennia, potentially influencing the size of the Greenland Ice Sheet as the Earth warmed and

Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forests 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-12 18:00:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much carbon as previously

Scientists search the seas for soot 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-10 16:00:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Earth system scientists from the University of California, Irvine have taken water samples from the north Pacific, north and south Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in search of repositories of black carbon, soot from burning biomass and diesel engines, among other sources. They’ve found considerably less of the material than expected, and they’ve discovered that it exists in at least two varieties, a younger pool closer to the ocean’s surface that is absorbed into the environment in a roughly [...]

Where No Maps Have Gone Before! 

Rosetta Stones [2016-05-09 10:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
There's something wonderfully thrilling about geologic maps of places we've never mapped that way before! Scientists recently mapped a brand-new island and produced a beautifully-detailed map of... -- Read more on

How does drilling into the Gulf of Mexico help us learn about dinosaurs? 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-05-09 03:42:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Six to ten-year olds probably know more about dinosaurs than every non-paleontologist adult on Earth, but they may not know much about how scientists learned those things that they know about dinosaurs. read

Crater Science Reaches New Depths at Chicxulub, Ground Zero for the End of the Dinosaurs 

BEYONDbones [2016-05-05 23:02:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

If there was ever any doubt whether an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs, field scientists continue to bring back proof from ongoing research in the Gulf of Mexico.Last week, geologists working in the Yucatán Peninsula reached a major milestone … Continue reading

Viewing Science Through a Different Frame 

State of the Planet [2016-05-04 18:01:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Is it an album cover for a 1980s hair band, or a thin section micrograph of precious minerals? A model of ice streams in glacial lakes, or a 3D laser light show from a dance club? This past week at the third annual Research as Art exhibit at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, scientists traded in lab coats and goggles for artist smocks and easels as they demonstrated that when the line between science and art is allowed to get tenuous, the results are anything

GeoPolicy: How to communicate science to policy officials – tips and tricks from the experts 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-05-04 13:00:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info

The EGU General Assembly was bigger than ever this year. Over 16,500 people attended more than 500 sessions. Although many sessions featured policy-relevant science, the short course entitled ‘Working at the science policy interface‘ focused purely on the role of scientists with the policy landscape. For those of you that couldn’t attend, this month’s GeoPolicy post takes a closer look at what was discussed. The short course consisted of three panellists; Katja Rosenbohm, [...]

Scientists find likely cause for recent southeast U.S. earthquakes 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-03 16:25:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

The southeastern United States should has seen some notable seismic events – most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation’s capital. Now, scientists report in a new study a likely explanation for this unusual activity: pieces of the mantle under this region have been periodically breaking off and sinking down into the

The Consensus on the Consensus Is Itself Overwhelming 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-04-29 03:45:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

My friend Ed Maibach at George Mason Univ. emailed me some interesting abstracts today that show how overwhelming the consensus is on climate change among scientists working in the field. Researchers like Ed and Dr. Oreskes (among others) have shown that the consensus now is nearly unanimous among those in the field. The belief that scientists are divided over the question must be the greatest scientific myth in the United

All Aboard! 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-27 15:57:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Much like the deep sea hydrothermal vents we study, no light penetrates into the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) control room. Here, the ROPOS team operates the submersible, helping scientists collect samples and conduct analyses. Working 12-hour shifts, a ROPOS pilot may spend a full day in this room, lit only by glow of ~22 computer screens showing video feeds of all the cameras mounted on ROPOS used to navigate and observe the deep

Lake Tahoe Clarity Down In 2015 

Lake Scientist [2016-04-26 18:52:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

Data collected last year by scientists at the University of California, Davis, have shown that Lake Tahoe clarity is down 4.8 feet since 2014. Though there was a decline, the[...] The post Lake Tahoe Clarity Down In 2015 appeared first on Lake

Among Waves and Whirlwinds: A Mid-Cruise Account 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-22 19:12:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (69 visits) info

On the morning of the 19th, the R/V Falkor entered harbor in the country of Tonga after nearly 12 days at sea. As we stood on the deck watching the dockworkers heave lines to and fro, several scientists breathed a sigh of relief, for we had spent a number of days being tossed around by the

Accounting for Volcanoes Using Tools of Economics 

State of the Planet [2016-04-20 15:30:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Climate scientists teamed up with an econometrics expert to develop an innovative new method for picking out past volcanic eruptions in temperature reconstructions going back millennia and gauging their impact on the

New studies uncover mysterious processes that generate volcanic lightning 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-12 15:49:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Two new studies are unraveling some of the mysteries of this violent phenomenon and revealing the similarities – and differences – between volcanic lightning and the kind of lightning produced by thunderclouds. Understanding how this process works could enable scientists to use volcanic lightning to monitor and track the progress of powerful eruptions in real time, according to the studies’

EGU 2016: Follow the conference action live! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-04-06 13:00:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Last week we shared a post on how you can keep up to date with all the science being presented at the General Assembly via our social media channels. This week we share with you how you can tune into the conference action, live! Many of the EGU General Assembly highlights will be streamed live, so if you can’t make it to Vienna this year, you can still watch the Union Symposia on Geosciences in the Anthropocene (US4), the Great Debate on the sustainable development of the Arctic (GDB2) and [...]

HMNS Unveils Ground-breaking Discovery: Soft Tissue from the Dinosaur Age! 

BEYONDbones [2016-03-30 18:41:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Well, the news is out, and here’s the scoop. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is involved in the next great discovery in the world of paleontology. In the forests of Myanmar, scientists have unearthed several pieces of 99-million-year-old amber … Continue reading

GeoCinema at the 2016 General Assembly 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-30 17:14:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

GeoCinema is the home of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly. This year features 50 fantastic films from across the geosciences, so you can step into some soil science, dive into deep ocean investigations, catch a glimpse of climate change research and more! GeoCinema runs almost continuously throughout the conference, with short films, documentaries and feature length productions playing throughout the week in the GeoCinema Room (room 0.90 on the Yellow Level) from 10:30 until 19:00 [...]

Putting Science at the Heart of Development 

Geology for Global Development [2016-03-29 11:06:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Sue Desmond-Hellman (CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Nick Hurd (Minister for International Development, DFID – UK Department for International Development) have written a joint article on putting science at the heart of development. “If we are going to end extreme poverty, it’s going to take more than additional funds or deeper commitment, however. We are going to have to put science at the heart of international development…… We believe that science [...] | Impressum