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Slow trumps fast in changing the summer monsoon

(Phys.org)—Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory traced the different ways pollution particles change summer monsoon rainfall in South Asia. They found that pollution's effect through "slow" processes, affecting ...

dateDec 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Warming to shift heavy rainfall patterns in the UK

(Phys.org)—It appears that it's not just us Brits who are fascinated with the UK weather. A group of researchers from Germany has taken to investigating the potential changes in extreme rainfall patterns across the UK as ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Environment
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What goes down must come back up

(Phys.org)—For most of the past two decades, the NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites have tracked the gradual rise of the world's ocean in response to global warming. In August 2011, scientists ...

dateNov 20, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Mountain meadows dwindling in the Pacific Northwest

(Phys.org)—Some high mountain meadows in the Pacific Northwest are declining rapidly due to climate change, a study suggests, as reduced snowpacks, longer growing seasons and other factors allow trees to invade these unique ...

dateNov 02, 2012 in Environment
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Corals have evolved four lifestyles, study says

(Phys.org)—A new study by Simon Fraser University researchers will help scientists better understand and manage coral reef diversity by simplifying how to categorize coral species based on aspects of growth and reproduction.

dateSep 28, 2012 in Ecology
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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 and on sub-continental ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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