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Shallow soils promote savannas in South America

New research suggests that the boundary between South American tropical rainforests and savannas is influenced by the depth to which plants can root. Shallow rooting depth promotes the establishment of savannas. Previous ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Environment
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The wind sublimates snowflakes in Antarctica

Researchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions. It turns out that the katabatic winds that blow from the interior to the margins of the ...

dateSep 25, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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NASA looks at rainfall from Tropical Storm Dora

Now a tropical storm, Hurricane Dora has been skirting southwestern Mexico's coast since it formed and has transported tropical moisture onshore that has produced some heavy rain showers. The Global Precipitation Measurement ...

dateJun 28, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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