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Sand dunes reveal atmospheric wind patterns on Mars

Mars is one of the most explored components of the solar system, yet there are always more discoveries to unveil on Earth's planetary neighbor. On Earth we are able to take direct measurements to understand our planet's meteorological ...

Earth's 'third pole' and its role in global climate

Located at the intersection of South, Central, and East Asia, the massive Tibetan Plateau is often considered to be Earth's "third pole." A land of large glaciers, permafrost, and heavy snow, the plateau feeds a vast network ...

Atmospheric rivers linked to melting Greenland ice sheet

Atmospheric rivers—long, concentrated flows of moisture in the sky—are a key factor in the complex conditions accelerating glacial melting over northern Greenland, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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