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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

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What Less Fog and Clouds Mean for Coastal Southern California 

State of the Planet [2015-03-11 22:07:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

A new study has found that urbanization around coastal Southern California is driving fog away and causing the low clouds, crucial for providing shade and moderating temperatures in summer, to rise. This trend has important implications for ecosystems and

Rising Temperatures To Disrupt Oneida Lake’s Ecosystem 

Lake Scientist [2015-02-26 16:06:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

If temperatures continue to rise in New York’s Oneida Lake, it’s likely bye bye to the burbot fish there, according to a release from Cornell University. In addition to the[...] The post Rising Temperatures To Disrupt Oneida Lake’s Ecosystem appeared first on Lake

Report Forecasts Worsening Climate Hazards for New York Region 

State of the Planet [2015-02-17 19:54:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

A new report released by the city today gives a worrisome picture of climate-related problems the New York metropolitan region will likely face this century. Temperatures are projected to rise, extreme precipitation and heat waves will be more frequent, and sea level could reach 6 feet under the worst-case scenario. The New York metropolitan region has been preparing to meet these

How carbonates behave in the Earth's interior 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-02-16 20:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

     A new DFG Research Unit looks at the behaviour of the mineral under high pressures and temperatures.  FRANKFURT. Carbonates are the most important carbon reservoirs on the planet. But what role do they play in the Earth's interior? How do they react to conditions in the Earth's mantle? These are the questions being asked by a group of scientific researchers from Frankfurt,

What’s up? The Friday links (69) [2015-02-06 14:03:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

Temperatures were falling the last days and it’s not only quite cold, but I catched a cold the last days. Let’s see what we can do here. Today is Friday and since I’m sitting at the airport without proper WiFi, this Friday Links post will be… lacking links. Here is your Friday! I’m on my way to the Deform 2015 Winter School in Barcelonette we announced earlier in the Southern French Alps (“quite a small nice town lost in

Measuring the temperature of solar winds 

AGU Meetings [2015-01-05 16:16:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

The sun spews forth super-heated, charged particles, collectively called plasma, that fly out into the vacuum of space at speeds of 200 to 400 miles per second (300 to 700 kilometers per second). These waves of plasma make up the solar winds that spread across our solar system. Traveling across freezing space should suck all the heat from the plasma by the time it nears Earth, but the solar waves detected near our planet are still hot. Scientists think something is happening within the [...]

The Dogs of Winter Are Getting Ready To Howl! 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-01-04 07:02:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info

The coldest air of the winter is about to head into the Midwest and NE U.S. over the next few days. A 1058 millibar high pressure is going to drop into the Plains starting Monday and by Thursday morning, temperatures will fall below zero as far south as Southern Indiana and Pennsylvania. The images below are from a new experimental model run that NOAA is working on to improve their

Marine biology 

polar soils blog [2014-12-23 21:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

There are a lot of neat creatures living in the ocean around Antarctica: not just whales, seals, and penguins! There’s quite a diversity of invertebrates (animals without backbones) living on the ocean floor. We call these benthic invertebrates. (“Benthic” means they live on the bottom.)There are several scientists at Rothera who study these benthic invertebrates, and they shared some of their animals with me. There are some animals you are probably familiar with: sea stars (or starfish), [...]

Hole Punch Clouds Over Maryland 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-12-04 23:30:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

This “Hole Punch Cloud” was spotted over Somerset County Maryland today, and the technical name meteorologists use is “Fall Streak Hole”. They are rather rare, and happen when super-cooled water in a cloud suddenly freezes. The freezing can be started by the introduction of some ice crystals and then the super-cooled water freezes, and falls out as ice crystals. Liquid water at temperatures well below freezing is actually fairly common

2014 Poised To Take Title as Hottest Year On Record 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-12-03 22:52:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
It is almost certain now that 2014 will be among the hottest years on record globally. The NASA (and NOAA), numbers are showing that it will likely be the absolute hottest, but it does depend on December temperatures. It would have to be an unusually cool December globally for a record to not be reached, and that is very unlikely based on how how warm the oceans are right now.

Alaska Mountain Glaciers Retreating Due to Climate Change? News [2014-11-03 13:09:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

“National Science Foundation scientists are working to reconstruct the climate history of the Ruth Glacier area over the last thousand years. They’re researching the relationship between the temperatures and precipitation rates, and the response of glaciers in this area to climate changes.” Quoted from

Warming Streams Have Cascading Impacts in the Amazon 

State of the Planet [2014-10-13 19:50:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

To protect a river, you must preserve its headwaters. Agricultural development is warming streams at the headwaters of the Xingu River, in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Rising temperatures have local impacts that could cascade into regional changes, highlighting the importance of responsible land use outside of protected

Another cold July 

Ontario-geofish [2014-07-28 15:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
This is the second summer that the temperatures have got pissy in July.  Our cold winter was back to the 70's and the summers are there as well.  Can't get a sun tan in my sauna! Here is a really nice temperature graph, in that it shows error bars. I like it because the error bars increase the farther back in time.  Thus, I was not imagining that the snow drifts were higher when I was

Get your geek on - GeoSciML working group in Tucson developing digital data structures 

Arizona Geology [2014-07-02 06:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Geoscience researchers from a dozen countries have been meeting at the Lodge on the Desert in Tucson since Sunday, working on the latest developments for the geoscience markup language, GeoSciML.   We're giving them the special Arizona welcome with 108F temperatures and a Saturday night earthquake of magnitude 5.3 right after they settled into the hotel. GeoSciML has been adopted by a

Higher Landslide Incidence Expected in Colorado News [2014-06-06 15:56:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

“Higher-than-average snowpack, climbing temperatures, and an increase in the wet and wild rainstorms called microbursts are saturating slopes and taking the brakes off masses of unstable soils.” Quoted from The Denver

Causes of Greenland Ice Sheet Melting News [2014-05-29 13:34:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

“A combination of rising temperatures and ash from Northern Hemisphere forest fires caused the large-scale surface melting of the Greenland ice sheet in 1889 and

Educator How-To: Mimicking weather with convection currents 

BEYONDbones [2014-05-24 16:31:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

There has been a lot of strange weather this spring. Temperatures in North Dakota reached -60°F — which is about the same temperature at the surface of Mars, and about 50°F colder than the North Pole on the same day.  … Continue reading

Flash Floods in the Holy City of Mecca 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-05-09 16:50:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

The holy capital of the Islamic religion is the ancient and beautiful city of Mecca. Located in the desert climate of Saudi Arabia, with temperatures often exceeding 45 degrees Celsius, this is the last place you would expect to experience … Continue reading

Rare Melt Events at High Altitude in Greenland News [2014-04-29 13:43:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

In 2012, temperatures at the summit of Greenland rose above freezing for the first time since 1889, raising questions about what led to the unusual melt

Happy World Meteorological Day 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-03-23 21:36:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Before you say, that’s cool and move on, think about that for a second. WE CAN MEASURE WINDS FROM SPACE! We can also measure temperatures,  humidity, the amount of dust in the air, and even how stressed the plants in a drought are. Oh, and NASA did it all (and went to the Moon and Mars, and launched 100 space shuttles), all on less money than we spent on the | Impressum