Researchers find storm periodicity in southern oceans
Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events
Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide increases in the costs of food, feed and fiber. Indeed, many climate ...
Researchers find winds on Uranus and Neptune confined to thin atmosphere layer
The new normal? Record-breaking 2011 Lake Erie algae bloom may be sign of things to come
The largest harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie's recorded history was likely caused by the confluence of changing farming practices and weather conditions that are expected to become more common in the future ...
Eagle Owls Send Sweeter Valentines When Moon Is Full
Saturn's Mysterious Hexagon Emerges from Winter Darkness
(PhysOrg.com) -- After waiting years for the sun to illuminate Saturn's north pole again, cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft have captured the most detailed images yet of the intriguing hexagon shape ...
Laser sniffs out toxic gases from afar
Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases—a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill—from up to one kilometer away.
Mars, too, has macroweather
Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called "macroweather," has been used ...
Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
Drought, fires impact ability of Amazon to hold carbon dioxide
Fires in the Amazon could jeopardize the forest's ability to soak up carbon dioxide emissions even as deforestation there slows down, according to a Penn State geographer.
North Atlantic atmospheric oscillation affects the quality of cava
The quality of cava depends on technical factors such as fermentation, ageing and bottling processes, which usually remain stable for years. Researchers from Malaga University (Spain) have discovered that ...
'La Nada' climate pattern lingers in the Pacific
(Phys.org) —New remote sensing data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea-surface height conditions across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. This neutral, or "La Nada" event, has stubbornly persisted ...