News tagged with hydrology

Glacial organic matter and carbon cycling

An international collaboration led by Tom Battin from the Department of Limnology of the University of Vienna unravels the role of Alpine glaciers for carbon cycling. The scientists uncover the unexpected ...

dateSep 17, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Drier soils trigger more storms

Afternoon storms are more likely to develop when soils are parched, according to a new study published this week in Nature which examined hydrological processes across six continents.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Atmospheric warming altering ocean salinity

The warming climate is altering the saltiness of the world's oceans, and the computer models scientists have been using to measure the effects are underestimating changes to the global water cycle, a group ...

dateApr 27, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Managing future forests for water

Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists recently used long-term data from the Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory (Coweeta) in Western North Carolina to examine the feasibility of managing forests ...

dateSep 28, 2011 in Environment
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Testing the water for bioenergy crops

Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Environment
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