News tagged with topography

El Nino Picking Up Steam

( -- The latest image from the U.S./French Jason-2 satellite finds a strong wave of warm water heading toward the Americas, fueling El Nino.

dateNov 13, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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How mountain ranges get their shape

( -- Tectonic, climate and the topography of the mountain ranges interact through a complex system of interactions and feedbacks. The nature and strength of these links are examined on the basis of data collection ...

dateFeb 14, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Exclusive species found at higher altitudes

Researchers have long postulated that animal and vegetation species living in mountainous areas of high altitude are isolated, and thus much more exclusive. A new Spanish-German study substantiates this long-held theory, ...

dateApr 12, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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