News tagged with atmospheric science

Clays on Mars: More plentiful than expected

(Phys.org)—A new study co-authored by the Georgia Institute of Technology indicates that clay minerals, rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time, cover a larger portion of ...

Dec 20, 2012
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Titan shines in latest Cassini shots

Last Thursday, November 29, Cassini sailed past Titan for yet another close encounter, coming within 1,014 kilometers (603 miles) of the cloud-covered moon in order to investigate its thick, complex atmosphere. ...

Dec 03, 2012
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Hungry salmon a problem for restoration efforts

(Phys.org)—Food webs needed by young salmon in the Columbia River basin are likely compromised in places, something that should be considered when prioritizing expensive restoration activities aimed at ...

Nov 29, 2012
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Pollution-detecting aircraft hunts for gas leaks

(Phys.org)—University of California, Davis, atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s natural gas pipeline for methane leaks. Specialized ...

Nov 28, 2012
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Tracking pollution from outer space

The thickest layers of global smog—caused by traffic, industry, and natural minerals, among other factors—are found over the world's megacities. But getting an accurate measurement of pollution is no ...

Nov 27, 2012
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