News tagged with seasonal variations

Butterflies switch lifestyles using hormones

Many habitats on Earth change dramatically with the seasons, profoundly affecting food availability, predation pressure and reproductive opportunities for animals living in these seasonal habitats. To survive and reproduce ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Pacific locked in 'La Nada' limbo

(—Sea-surface height data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is still locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state. This condition follows two years of strong, cool-water ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Looking deeper into sea ice

(—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Latest CryoSat result revealed

( -- After nearly a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness. Results from ESA’s ice mission were presented today at the Royal Society in ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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