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 ...
Link between air pollution and cyclone intensity in Arabian Sea
Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a study in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
Tropical ecosystems regulate variations in Earth's carbon dioxide levels
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a temperature anomaly of just 1ºC (in near surface air temperatures in the tropics) leads to a 3.5-Petagram (billi ...
Eat, prey, rain
What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals as gazelles and their predators has been used to model the relationship ...
Better models needed to track atmospheric pollution's impact on health, climate
The past decade has witnessed a significant growth in Asian air pollution, causing a great concern for air quality and climate. If government policy makers hope to contain the problem, they will need increased research and ...
Climate change 'threatens Nile, Limpopo rivers'
Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa's mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural research group said Monday.
For U.S. biomes, climate change will decrease vegetative productivity
One recurrently forecast effect of global climate change is that in general, precipitation patterns will become more extreme, with fewer, larger storms and longer dry spells in between. The aftermath of this shift, borne ...
Elephant movement can provide objective measure of seasonal boundaries
Elephant movement in response to changes in rainfall patterns can be used to determine biologically relevant boundaries between seasons, as opposed to commonly used arbitrary definitions of seasons. The full report is published ...
Will US role at climate talks change after storm?
(AP)—During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.
Tuesday wettest day of week in Manchester, suggests new analysis
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tuesday is the wettest day of the week, suggests new analysis of rainfall data for Manchester.
Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate, research says
According to a study by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Cardiff and the Natural History Museum in London, technological innovation during the Stone Age occurred in fits and starts and was climate-driven. ...
Remote clouds responsible for climate models' glitch in tropical rainfall
New research shows that cloud biases over the Southern Ocean are the primary contributor to the double-rain band problem that exists in most modern climate models.
Two NASA satellites stare at Typhoon Phanfone's large eye
Two NASA satellites captured data on Typhoon Phanfone as it continues to strengthen as it moves through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Survey finds adaptation to climate change on smallholder farms taking root
Smallholder farmers across East Africa have started to embrace climate-resilient farming approaches and technologies, according to new research recently published by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture ...