News tagged with wind patterns

A strange thing happened in the stratosphere

This disruption to the wind pattern - called the "quasi-biennial oscillation" - did not have any immediate impact on weather or climate as we experience it on Earth's surface. But it does raise interesting questions for the ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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When tectonics killed everything

A new paper reveals how the worst extinction in Earth's history may have been tied to the formation of Supercontinent Pangea. The catastrophe wasn't triggered by an impact from above—unlike another well-known extinction—but ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Cassini to make a double play

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an action-packed day and a half, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be making its closest swoop over the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and scrutinizing the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

dateDec 12, 2011 in Space Exploration
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