Satellites can accurately take Earth's temperature

Changes in near-surface air temperatures around the world are one of the most important indicators of climate change. But to fully capture the impact rising temperatures have on people, plants, and processes at Earth's surface, ...

How the Tibetan uplift affects evolution of westerly circulation

As an important part of the global climate system, the westerly wind drives the mid-latitude surface currents, regulates the exchange of heat, water vapor, and carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere, and influences regional ...

Researchers identify African dust by measuring isotopes

Every summer, weather forecasters blast news about African dust plumes crossing the southern United States. And to most people, it's just dust, but to researchers at Texas A&M University, it's much more.

The geologic secrets of Lake Mead

As the climate crisis continues to affect the American West, sunken boats and human remains aren't the only surprises to be revealed by record-low water levels at Lake Mead. Sedimentary rocks that hadn't been seen since the ...

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