NASA balances water budget with new estimates of liquid assets
Many pressing questions about Earth's climate revolve around water. With droughts and flooding an ongoing concern, people want to know how much water is on the move and where it is going. To help answer those questions, a ...
New evidence links Arctic warming with severe weather
Professor Edward Hanna and PhD student Richard Hall, from the University of Sheffield's Department of Geography, are part of a select group of international climate scientists investigating links between Arctic climate change ...
Climate change does not cause extreme winters, new study shows
Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that global warming actually ...
Study shows global sea ice diminishing, despite Antarctic gains
Sea ice increases in Antarctica do not make up for the accelerated Arctic sea ice loss of the last decades, a new NASA study finds. As a whole, the planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate of 13,500 square ...
Comparing climate models to real world shows differences in precipitation intensity
Precipitation is difficult to represent in global climate models. Although most single-column models can reproduce the observed average precipitation reasonably well, there are significant differences in their details, including ...
Study takes aim at mitigating the human impact on the Central Valley
As more people move to different regions of the country it will require planners to use as many tools as they can to develop urban areas that satisfy population demands and not over burden the environment.
Climate change won't dry up Southern California, study finds
Overall rainfall amounts in the Los Angeles region will remain the same in coming decades, according to a new study that examined the effects of a warming climate on Southern California precipitation.
Southwest may face 'megadrought' within century, study finds
(Phys.org) —Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" – one that lasts up to 35 years ...
Deforestation may be at root of Brazil drought
Vera Lucia de Oliveira looks to the sky, hoping for any sign of rain.
Deep ocean current may slow due to climate change
(Phys.org) —Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe.