Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres

Study explains the mystery of ball lightning

(Phys.org)—Sightings of ball lightning have been made for centuries around the world – usually the size of a grapefruit and lasting up to twenty seconds – but no explanation of how it occurs has been ...

Oct 12, 2012
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Global climate prediction system models tested

(Phys.org)—A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades ...

Sep 18, 2012
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The brass ring of climate modeling

Finding a simple way to express complex climate processes is the ultimate prize. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Leeds, Colorado State University, the National Aeronautics ...

Aug 05, 2013
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Pollution weakens monsoon's might

(Phys.org) -- Over 1.5 billion people in South Asia depend on the summer monsoon rains. Now, pollution exhaust threatens this primary water source for crops and daily living, according to new research at Pacific ...

Jul 25, 2012
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Anthropogenic aerosols increasing over India

Aerosol particles in the Earth's atmosphere scatter and absorb light differently at different wavelengths, thereby affecting the amount of incoming sunlight that reaches the planet's surface and the amount of heat that escapes, ...

Nov 05, 2013
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