News tagged with atmospheric models

Loess landscapes could be major source of dust

Dust, which affects weather and climate and can be hazardous to health, can be generated when sand or silt grains are either dislodged from the surface by other windblown grains (saltation) or lifted by wind directly (direct ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Venus has an ozone layer too: probe finds

( -- ESA's Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus. Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers on Earth and Mars will help astronomers refine their ...

dateOct 06, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Irrigation's impact on clouds and climate

With the simple act of watering a plant, humans alter the balance of moisture in soil and the climate. Atmospheric scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory included irrigation in a climate model and found that ...

dateAug 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Today's severe drought, tomorrow's normal

( -- While the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s grips Oklahoma and Texas, scientists are warning that what we consider severe drought conditions in North America today may be normal for the continent ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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