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Wind and cold carry dust to new heights

(Phys.org) —Scientists at China's Lanzhou University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust lifted from the Taklimakan Desert during a dust storm had a significant effect on the regional ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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High CO2 spurs wetlands to absorb more carbon

(Phys.org) —Under elevated carbon dioxide levels, wetland plants can absorb up to 32 percent more carbon than they do at current levels, according to a 19-year study published in Global Change Biology from t ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Environment
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Extreme weather events fuel climate change

When the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere rises, the Earth not only heats up, but extreme weather events, such as lengthy droughts, heat waves, heavy rain and violent storms, may become more frequent. ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Laser-brightened cirrus clouds

(Phys.org) —Intense laser light pulses increase the brightness of high cirrus clouds. Together with colleagues from Berlin and Geneva, climate researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Dwindling buffer effect?

(Phys.org) —The Southern Ocean could absorb relatively less carbon dioxide in future if the global temperatures continue to rise as a result of human activities, as climate researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrate ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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A 100-gigbit highway for science

Climate researchers are producing some of the fastest growing datasets in science. Five years ago, the amount of information generated for the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Telecom
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