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August 7, 2020

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Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an 'extremely active' season, according ...

Melting Arctic Sea Ice During the Summer of 2018

A study details the changes that occurred in the Arctic in September of 2018, a year when nearly 10 million kilometers of sea ice were lost throughout the summer. Its findings give an overview of how ...

Alaska Is Getting Wetter: That's Bad News for Permafrost and the Climate

Alaska is getting wetter. A new study spells out what that means for the permafrost that underlies about 85% of the state, and the consequences for Earth's global ...

Reduction in Commercial Flights Due to COVID-19 Leading to Less Accurate Weather Forecasts

Weather forecasts have become less accurate during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the reduction in commercial flights, according to new research. A new ...
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Atlantic Hurricanes Linked to Weather System in East Asia

Climate researchers have found a link between hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean - and threaten the United States - and a weather system in East Asia. A jet stream originating in East Asia ...

Germany-Wide Rainfall Measurements by Utilizing the Mobile Network

Whether in flood early-warning systems or in agriculture - rainfall measurements are of great importance. However, there is a lack of accurate data for many regions in the world due to the fact that ...

U.S. Should Consider 'Stay-at-Home' Cooling Options During Pandemic

A new study from Australian scientists at the forefront of climate and health modelling suggests electric fans and water dousing could be a viable stay-at-home cooling strategy as the United States ...

Heat Stress: The Climate Is Putting European Forests Under Sustained Pressure

No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of this drought and heat event shows that central European forests sustained ...

Study Sheds Light on Bushfires' Microclimate Impact

A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings could help understand the ...

Breakthrough Machine Learning Approach Quickly Produces Higher-Resolution Climate Data

Researchers have developed a novel machine learning approach to quickly enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times -- an enhancement that has never ...

First Direct Evidence of Ocean Mixing Across the Gulf Stream

A new study provides first direct evidence for Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism of mixing water across the swift-moving current. The results have important implications for ...

Knowledge of Severe Storm Patterns May Improve Tornado Warnings

A radar signature may help distinguish which severe storms are likely to produce dangerous tornadoes, potentially leading to more accurate warnings, according to ...

The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, according to recent ...

Satellite Analyzes Saharan Dust Aerosol Blanket

Dust storms from Africa's Saharan Desert traveling across the Atlantic Ocean are nothing new, but the current dust storm has been quite expansive and NASA satellites have provided a look at the ...

Traffic Density, Wind and Air Stratification Influence Concentrations of Air Pollutant NO2

Traffic density is the most important factor for much the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2). However, weather also has an influence, according to a new study, which evaluated the influence of ...

How a Historic Drought Led to Higher Power Costs and Emissions

Researchers studied the impact of a historic drought in California on economic and environmental impacts for electric power ...

Why the Mediterranean Is a Climate Change Hotspot

A new analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many ...

Antarctic Sea Ice Loss Explained in New Study

Scientists have discovered that the summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica has decreased by one million square kilometers -- an area twice the size of Spain -- in the last five years, ...

Uncovering Hidden Flow Patterns in Coastal Waters Likely Leads to Faster Disaster Response

With more accurate modeling data, response teams can better predict the search area grid from the air, and reduce emergency response time when lives are on the ...

New 'Sun Clock' Quantifies Extreme Space Weather Switch on-Off

Extreme space weather events can significantly impact systems such as satellites, communications systems, power distribution and aviation. They are driven by solar activity which is known to have an ...

Heat and Humidity Battle Sunshine for Influence Over the Spread of COVID-19, Researchers Find

Researchers have found that while higher heat and humidity can slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with a higher incidence of the disease, in a sign that sunny days ...

Study Tracks Decades of Life Cycle Changes in Nonwoody Plants

For 25 years, Carol Augspurger visited a patch of ancient woods near Urbana, Illinois to look at the same 25 one-square-meter plots of earth she first demarcated for study in 1993. Her 600,000+ ...

Survival of Coronavirus in Different Cities, on Different Surfaces

Researchers have examined the drying time of respiratory droplets from COVID-19-infected subjects on various surfaces in six cities around the ...

Environmental Damage from Fog Reduction Is Observable from Outer Space, Find Hydrologists

A study led by ecohydrologists at IUPUI is the first to show it's possible to use satellite data to understand how fog reduction from climate change is harming vegetation in ecologically rare ...

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