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Antarctic snowscapes for predicting the weather

EPFL scientists measured for the first time – at centimeter resolutions – how the snowscape of Antarctic ice in the sea changed, before and after a blizzard. This data will help build better weather models for the South ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic

In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind these changes to better predict ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Environment
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Marine snow fuels life on the sea-floor

City-sized maps of terrain and life on the sea-floor have revealed that drifts of 'marine snow' on submarine hillsides act as a source of food to fuel a higher biomass of marine life on the hills than on the flatter plains ...

dateSep 29, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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