News tagged with sand

Dunes, dust devils and the Martian weather

I study how windblown desert features can be used to monitor wind patterns and atmospheric conditions in remote places, such as Mars, where there are plenty of pictures of the surface but not many instruments on the ground.

date3 hours ago in Space Exploration
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Climate change could benefit northern lizards

Higher temperatures result in Swedish sand lizards laying their eggs earlier, which leads to better fitness and survival in their offspring, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

date17 hours ago in Ecology
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