News tagged with tropical temperatures

Trees tell of shifting world

(PhysOrg.com) -- Trees from the Harvard Forest to the Amazon rainforest are experiencing changing climactic conditions, with rising temperatures potentially making tropical trees a significant source of carbon dioxide.

dateMay 04, 2010 in Environment
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La Nina caused global sea level drop

The 2011 La Niña was so strong that it caused global mean sea level to drop by 5 millimeters (0.2 inches), a new study shows. Since the early 1990s, sea level has been rising by about 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) per year, ...

dateOct 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Volcanoes cool the tropics, say researchers

Climate researchers have shown that big volcanic eruptions over the past 450 years have temporarily cooled weather in the tropics—but suggest that such effects may have been masked in the 20th century by ...

dateJan 05, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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