News tagged with climate models

More extreme heat and drought in coming decades

By the end of this century climate change will result in more frequent and more extreme heat, more drought, and fewer extremes in cold weather in the United States. Average high temperatures could climb as much as 10 or more ...

May 07, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Seeing the bedrock through the trees

University of California, Berkeley, geologist William Dietrich pioneered the application of airborne LIDAR – light detection and ranging – to map mountainous terrain, stripping away the vegetation to ...

Apr 30, 2014 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Volcanoes: A friendly force?

Some of the most famous and devastating natural disasters in history relate to volcano eruptions. It is estimated that more than 260 000 people have died in the past 300 years from eruptions and their aftermath. ...

Apr 25, 2014 4.7 / 5 (3) 0