Dust kicked up in Asia strengthens Indian monsoon within a week
A new analysis of satellite data reveals a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India. The study shows that dust in the air absorbs sunlight west of India, warming the ...
Project "Outernet" looking to bring free Internet to entire world
Researchers find winds on Uranus and Neptune confined to thin atmosphere layer
Researchers develop a way to remotely detect landslides
Future storage on rewind: IBM, FUJIFILM envision cassette as #1
New satellite data on melting of Himalayan glaciers
Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?
New research suggests that Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought. A team of scientists say much of the increase measured for Southern Hemisphere sea ice could be due to a processing ...
Researchers suggest Greenland ice shelf melting faster due to embedded dust particles
Satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption
(Phys.org) —Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications.
A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption
ESA's Sentinel satellite, due for launch on April 3rd, should allow scientists to test this link in greater detail and eventually develop a forecast system for all volcanoes, including those that are remote ...
Tracking air pollution aids policy makers
(Phys.org) —Recently, Beijing and the nearby Chinese provinces were veiled in smog that reduced visibility, induced health problems, and reached levels described as "beyond index."
Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern Ocean
NASA satellites may have missed more than 50% of the phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean, making it far more difficult to estimate the carbon capture potential of this vast area of sea.
Huge iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic
On 8 July 2013 a huge area of the ice shelf broke away from the Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic, and is now floating in the Amundsen Sea in the form of a very ...
Major study assesses sea level changes due to ice sheet losses
(Phys.org) —Improved satellite measurements and computer simulations of ice sheets are creating a more accurate picture of the current and future rise in global sea level, according to an international ...