News tagged with tropical region

Cold wind makes Norwegian Sea warmer

(—The Gulf Stream and the warm waters it brings are one reason the climate is milder along the Norwegian coastline than other places so far north. Researchers now know that the Gulf Stream is not only driven from ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Peat fires drive temperatures up

Peatlands, especially those in tropical regions, sequester gigantic amounts of organic carbon. Human activities are now having a considerable impact on these wetlands. For example, drainage projects, in combination with the ...

dateNov 30, 2009 in Environment
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Space Radar Reveals Topography of Tsunami Site

( -- Two color-coded perspective views of the Independent State of Samoa (left) and American Samoa (right), generated with digital elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, illustrate the varying ...

dateOct 02, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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