Climate

  • Three years of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic have produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere.
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  • New research is shedding light on how 'hole punch' clouds are formed. The study could help explain local weather phenomenon, such as increased precipitation around major airports.
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  • New research supports theories that abrupt climate change can result from alterations in ocean circulation.
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  • A new study shows that carbon is being released into the atmosphere today at a rate that is 10 times faster than during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. This period, 55.9 million years ago, is the best analog we have for understanding current global warming on
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  • A new study shows that carbon is being released into the atmosphere today at a rate that is 10 times faster than during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. This period, 55.9 million years ago, is the best analog we have for understanding current global warming on
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  • In the Eocene, temperature differences between the equator and the Antarctic were half of what they are today. New research shows that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) likely played a key role in this major shift from the more tropical, greenhouse climate to much cooler
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  • In the Eocene, temperature differences between the equator and the Antarctic were half of what they are today. New research shows that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) likely played a key role in this major shift from the more tropical, greenhouse climate to much cooler
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  • Research shows that increasing wind speeds and wave heights could be linked to climate change. However, not all recent and extreme weather events are due to changing climate. A separate study indicates that the record heat in Russia recorded in 2010 was a fluke, and
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  • By flying aircraft into and above rain clouds, scientists from NASA and other organizations are trying to understand why certain clouds produce copious amounts of rain.
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  • A new study indicates that the Earth could recover from rising CO2 emissions faster than previously thought. Fifty-six million years ago, during a period of rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2, the Earth increased its ability to pull carbon from the air and sped up the
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