News tagged with winter storms

Ocean carbon: A dent in the iron hypothesis

Oceanographers Jim Bishop and Todd Wood of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have measured the fate of carbon particles originating in plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean, using data ...

dateMay 06, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change altering insurers' risk assessment

Climate change is creating more frequent and more unpredictable extreme weather events, forcing insurers to change how they assess the risk of natural disasters hitting a specific area, the Geneva Association think tank said ...

dateJun 24, 2013 in Environment
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JPL airborne sensor to study 'Rivers in the Sky'

They're called atmospheric rivers - narrow regions in Earth's atmosphere that transport enormous amounts of water vapor across the Pacific or other regions. Aptly nicknamed "rivers in the sky," they can transport enough water ...

dateFeb 11, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Deforestation in snowy regions causes more floods

New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles – and potentially quadruples – the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through those forests.

dateOct 03, 2012 in Environment
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