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Science Daily Weather
Jan 19, 2022

New simulations can improve avalanche forecasting
Computer simulations of snow cover can accurately forecast avalanche hazard, according to a new international study. Currently, avalanche forecasts in Canada are made by experienced professionals who rely on data from local weather stations and on-the-ground observations from ski and backcountry ski operators, avalanche control workers for transportation and industry, and volunteers who manually test the snowpack.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 18, 2022

'Rivers' in the sky likely to drench East Asia under climate change
Extreme rainfall events associated with atmospheric rivers, narrow bands transporting large amounts of moisture in the atmosphere, are becoming more frequent and severe in mountainous parts of East Asia as the climate changes. According to global and regional climate models comparing historical trends with a future scenario of 4 degrees of warming of global-mean surface air, these events are likely to become more frequent and intense in the future, especially in the Japanese Alps region.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 14, 2022

Past eight years: Warmest since modern recordkeeping began
Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and NOAA. Collectively, the past eight years are the warmest years since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 12, 2022

Rainy days harm the economy
Economic growth goes down when the number of wet days and days with extreme rainfall go up, a team of scientists finds. Rich countries are most severely affected and herein the manufacturing and service sectors, according to their study. The data analysis of more than 1.500 regions over the past 40 years shows a clear connection and suggests that intensified daily rainfall driven by climate-change from burning oil and coal will harm the global economy.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 11, 2022

Biomass burning increases low clouds over southeastern Asia
Clouds have significant impact on the energy balance of the Earth system. Low clouds such as Stratocumulus, Cumulus and Stratus cover about 30 percent of the Earth surface and have a net cooling effect on our climate. What counteracts global warming, can have economic consequences: a persistently dense and low cloud cover over land can reduce agricultural production and the solar-power generation. Understanding the factors governing low cloud cover is not only important for regional weather forecasting and global climate prediction but also for their socioeconomic effects.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 10, 2022

Recent growth and sudden declines in Antarctic sea ice to be unique changes since the early 20th century
Researchers show that the increase of sea ice surrounding Antarctica since 1979 is a unique feature of Antarctic climate since 1905 -- an observation that paints a dramatic first-ever picture for weather and climate implications on the world's southernmost continent.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 06, 2022

Air pollution from wildfires, rising heat affected 68% of US West in one day
Large wildfires and severe heat events are happening more often at the same time, worsening air pollution across the western United States, a study has found. In 2020, more than 68% of the western U.S. -- representing about 43 million people -- were affected in one day by the resulting harmful-levels of air pollution, the highest number in 20 years. The study found that these concurrent air pollution events are increasing not only in frequency but duration and geographic extent across the region. They have become so bad that they have reversed many gains of the Clean Air Act. The conditions that create these episodes are also expected to continue to increase, along with their threats to human health.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 05, 2022

Deforestation increases risk of flash flooding in fast-growing West African coastal cities
Research has revealed frequent storm activity in coastal areas is a previously unrecognized way in which deforestation can increase flooding. The study found the frequency of thunderstorms in some fast-growing African coastal cities has doubled over the past 30 years, with much of this increase linked to the impact of deforestation on the local climate.

Science Daily Weather
Jan 05, 2022

Climate change could lead to power outages, higher power costs on west coast of US
Two studies project the future of power supply and demand on the West Coast under different scenarios: one under climate change and another where power sources shift toward renewables and the climate follows historic trends.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 20, 2021

In last 15 years, deforestation made outdoor work unsafe for millions
The tropics is becoming hotter due to a combination of warming associated with deforestation and climate change -- and that can reduce the ability of outdoor workers to perform their jobs safely. Researchers estimated how many safe working hours people living in the tropics have lost due to local temperature change associated with loss of trees during the past 15 years.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 19, 2021

Marine life can cling together to buy time in the face of climate warming
Some marine species can help protect others from climate change by shielding them from heat, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 19, 2021

New meteorological phenomenon dubbed 'atmospheric lakes'
Like atmospheric rivers, but smaller and slower moving, the pools of water vapor bring much-needed rain from the Indo-Pacific to arid regions along the east African coast.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 19, 2021

New smart-roof coating enables year-round energy savings
Scientists have developed an all-season smart-roof coating that keeps homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer -- without consuming natural gas or electricity. Research findings point to a groundbreaking technology that outperforms commercial cool-roof systems in energy savings.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 19, 2021

As the mercury rises, the urban heat penalty grows, especially at night
City living translates to an extra two to six hours of uncomfortable weather per day in the summer for people in much of the United States. The urban-rural heat gap grows the warmer it gets.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 17, 2021

Climate change is intensifying extremes also in the oceans
While much is known about extreme weather events on land, there has been little research into those that occur in the ocean. A study led by ETH Zurich uses models to show for the first time that marine heatwaves, and extremes with high acidity or low oxygen can also occur conjointly -- with difficult to foresee consequences for marine life.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 16, 2021

Concurrent heatwaves seven times more frequent than in 1980s
Multiple large heatwaves the size of Mongolia occurred at the same time nearly every day during the warm seasons of the 2010s across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a new study.  Using ERA5 climate data from 1979 to 2019, the researchers found that the number of heatwaves occurring simultaneously in the mid- to high-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere was seven times greater in the 2010s than in the 1980s. On average, there were concurrent heatwaves on 143 days each year of the 2010s -- almost every day of the 153 days of the warm months of May through September. The concurrent heat events also grew hotter and larger: their intensity rose by 17% and their geographic extent increased 46%.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 14, 2021

Physics of coral as an indicator of reef health
New research shows that physics measurements of just a small portion of reef can be used to assess the health of an entire reef system. The findings may help scientists grasp how these important ecosystems will respond to a changing climate.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 14, 2021

Low-cost AI soil sensors could help farmers curb fertilizer use
Smart sensing technology to help farmers use fertilizer more effectively and reduce environmental damage has been created by bioengineers.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 07, 2021

Terrain, weather can predict wild pig movements
Managing the United States' growing wild pig population has become a significant challenge over the past few decades, but new research may help landowners and government agencies fine-tune their strategies for limiting crop and property damage caused by the animals.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 06, 2021

Too dry, too hot, or too wet: Increasing weather persistence in European summer
Global warming makes long lasting weather situations in the Northern hemisphere's summer months more likely -- which in turn leads to more extreme weather events, a novel analysis of atmospheric images and data finds. These events include heatwaves, droughts, intense rainy periods. Especially in Europe, but also in Russia, persistent weather patterns have increased in number and intensity over the last decades with weather extremes occurring simultaneously at different locations.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 02, 2021

Air quality models can improve the accuracy of forecasts of daily solar power production in the future
The expansion of renewable energies is placing increasing demands on the power grids. Precise forecasts of the amount of solar power that will be fed into the grid is key to effective energy management. In addition to clouds, aerosol particles also strongly influence the amount of electricity generated by photovoltaic systems. Current air quality models are a good basis for estimating the production of solar electricity, but they could be further improved.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 02, 2021

Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity
Scientists have now used climate modeling, rather than storm records, to reconstruct the history of hurricanes and tropical cyclones around the world. The study finds that North Atlantic hurricanes have indeed increased in frequency over the last 150 years, similar to what historical records have shown.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 30, 2021

Summer rains in American Southwest are not your typical monsoon
Monsoons are continental weather events produced when intense summer sunlight heats land more than ocean. But new supercomputer simulations show that North America's only monsoon works differently. The North American monsoon, which drenches western Mexico and the American Southwest each summer, is generated when the jet stream collides with the Sierra Madre mountains, which diverts it southward and upward, condensing moisture laden air from the eastern Pacific into torrential rains.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 29, 2021

Strong winds power electric fields in the upper atmosphere
Using observations from NASA's ICON mission, scientists presented the first direct measurements of Earth's long-theorized dynamo on the edge of space: a wind-driven electrical generator that spans the globe 60-plus miles above our heads. The dynamo churns in the ionosphere, the electrically charged boundary between Earth and space. It's powered by tidal winds in the upper atmosphere that are faster than most hurricanes and rise from the lower atmosphere, creating an electrical environment that can affect satellites and technology on Earth.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 29, 2021

Eight worst wildfire weather years on record happened in the last decade
The world's eight most extreme wildfire weather years on record have occurred in the last decade, according to a new study that suggests extreme weather is being driven by a decrease in atmospheric humidity coupled with rising temperatures.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 19, 2021

Earthquakes and extreme rainfall lead to a significant increase in the rates of landslides in Nepal
Researchers outline how they were able to establish a clear pattern between the strength of the monsoon season in Nepal and the amount of landsliding over a 30-year period between 1988 and 2018.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 16, 2021

High impact climate events: Better adaptation through earlier prediction
The prediction of high impact climate phenomena can be substantially improved by a new mathematical approach that analyses the connectivity and patterns between geographical locations, scientists say in a new publication. This can potentially save thousands of lives and avoid billions in economic losses. Prediction times for events like El Niño, monsoons, droughts or extreme rainfall could be increased substantially, to a month or in some cases even a year in advance, depending on the type of the event. The new framework can thus become key for improving adaptation to the global warming crisis.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 16, 2021

Air pollution decrease in India during COVID-19 lockdown not as high as originally thought
Observational data shows air pollution in India decreased drastically in the first COVID-19 lockdown when emissions from vehicles naturally declined, but researchers say those numbers only tell part of the story -- blue skies and an absence of visible smog can be deceiving and hide pollutants that could potentially cause health issues.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 11, 2021

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger: Research shows crops have drought ‘memory' to help reduce yield loss
According to new research, crops that experience drought conditions or extreme temperatures during their early stages of growth and survive are better able to deal with those same conditions later in their growth cycle.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 10, 2021

Global temperatures over last 24,000 years show today's warming 'unprecedented'
An effort to reconstruct Earth's climate since the last ice age, about 24,000 years ago, highlights the main drivers of climate change and how far out of bounds human activity has pushed the climate system.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 09, 2021

Climatic drivers of honey bee disease revealed
Honey bee colonies worldwide have suffered from a range of damaging diseases. A new study has provided clues on how changing weather patterns might be driving disease in UK colonies.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 08, 2021

Warming temperatures increasingly alter structure of atmosphere
Climate change is having an increasing impact on the structure of Earth's atmosphere, a new international study shows. The research draws on decades of observations to quantify that warming temperatures are playing a greater role in pushing up the top of the lowest level of the atmosphere by about 50-60 meters per decade.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 05, 2021

Increasingly frequent wildfires linked to human-caused climate change
A new study strengthens the case that climate change has been the main cause of the growing amount of land in the western U.S. destroyed by large wildfires. And researchers say the trend is likely to worsen.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 01, 2021

Increased frequency of extreme ice melting in Greenland raises global flood risk
Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years according to new research, raising sea levels and flood risk worldwide.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 27, 2021

A lab in the sky: Physics experiment in Earth's atmosphere could help improve GPS performance
The Earth's atmosphere has been used as a 'laboratory' to carry out a physics experiment which could help to improve the performance of GPS.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 27, 2021

The ripple factor: Economic losses from weather extremes can amplify each other across the world
Weather extremes can cause economic ripples along our supply chains. If they occur at roughly the same time the ripples start interacting and can amplify even if they occur at completely different places around the world, a new study shows. The resulting economic losses are greater than the sum of the initial events, the researchers find in computer simulations of the global economic network. Rich economies are affected much more strongly than poor ones, according to the calculations. Currently, weather extremes around the world are increasing due to greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. If they happen simultaneously or in quick succession even at different places on the planet, their economic repercussions can become much bigger than previously thought.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 25, 2021

Clues from the ancient past can help predict abrupt climate change
Climate 'tipping points' can be better understood and predicted using climate change data taken from the ancient past, new research shows.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 20, 2021

Changing ocean currents are driving extreme winter weather
Slower ocean circulation as the result of climate change could intensify extreme cold weather in the U.S., according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 19, 2021

How quickly does the climate recover?
It took the climate 20,000 to 50,000 years to stabilize after the rise in global temperatures of five to eight degrees Celsius 56 million years ago. Climate change today is causing temperatures to rise and is also increasing the likelihood of storms, heavy rain, and flooding -- the recent flood disaster in the Ahr valley in Germany is just one such example. What we need to ask ourselves in this connection is how quickly the climate can recover from the warming caused by an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 14, 2021

Twelfth century literature and space-age data help map 3,000 years of auroras
Researchers have published maps indicating how the auroral zone has moved over the last three millennia.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 13, 2021

Increases in extreme humid-heat disproportionately affect populated regions
The world is not only getting hotter but also more humid and new research shows people living in areas where humid-heat extremes are already a significant hazard are bearing the brunt of the impact.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 11, 2021

Anticipated spill from deteriorating Red Sea oil tanker threatens public health
A massive prospective spill from a deserted oil tanker in the Red Sea could lead to catastrophic public health effects in war-torn Yemen and neighboring countries unless urgent action is taken, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 11, 2021

A new proposed scheme towards seamless detection of cutoff lows and preexisting troughs
A new automated numerical scheme is proposed for upper tropospheric cyclones (cutoff lows) and their earlier development stage as troughs (preexisting troughs). The proposed scheme has the capacity of early stage detection and can extract locations with transitions that are as smooth as possible and estimate their intensities, sizes, and even the local background flows behind them in a consistent and integrated manner using non-preprocessed (snapshot) basic weather data consisting of geopotential height fields.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 06, 2021

Feather phenomenon: Radar indicates stronger hurricanes trap, transport more birds
Whether birds get caged in the eye of a hurricane may depend on the intensity and totality of the chaos beyond the calm, says a novel study.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 04, 2021

Exposure to deadly urban heat worldwide has tripled in recent decades, says study
A new study of more than 13,000 cities worldwide has found that the number of person-days in which inhabitants are exposed to extreme combinations of heat and humidity has tripled since the 1980s. The authors say the trend, which now affects nearly a quarter of the world's population, is the combined result of both rising temperatures and booming urban population growth.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 30, 2021

Bigleaf maple decline tied to hotter, drier summers in Washington state, U.S.
A new study has found that recent bigleaf maple die-off in Washington is linked to hotter, drier summers that predispose this species to decline. These conditions essentially weaken the tree's immune system, making it easier to succumb to other stressors and diseases.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 23, 2021

Coastal Northeastern US is a global warming hotspot; 2 degrees Celsius of summer warming has already occurred
New research reveals not only that the coastal Northeast -- from Maine to Delaware -- is heating faster than most regions of North America, but that this heating is linked to drastic alterations in the ocean and atmospheric conditions over the North Atlantic.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 23, 2021

Artificial intelligence may be set to reveal climate-change tipping points
Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 20, 2021

Missing wind variability means future impacts of climate change may be underestimated in Europe and North America
Extratropical winds have a strong influence on climate in extratropical regions, and are known to vary from decade to decade. However, their variability is currently not factored into climate models making predictions for future climates in these regions. Researchers inserted these into predictions for how extratropical climates will change by the middle of the century, and found uncertainty increased significantly, meaning unusually hot, cold, dry or wet decades are likely to be more frequent here than previously thought.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 17, 2021

How do higher waves cause more ice clouds? Research expedition into arctic sea explains
Global warming is causing a rapid decline in sea-ice area, which affects weather patterns and, surprisingly, increases wave height in the Arctic. In a new study, Japanese scientists analyzed data from a 2018 research expedition into Chukchi Sea to demonstrate the peculiar link that exists between sea spray induced by high waves and the formation of ice-containing clouds. Their results pave the way for more accurate climate change and sea-ice models.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 15, 2021

Proactive conservation of New Zealand blue whales
Researchers have developed a method for forecasting the locations where a distinct population of New Zealand blue whales are most likely to occur up to three weeks in advance.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 14, 2021

Better weather forecasting through satellite isotope data assimilation
Real satellite water vapor isotope data were assimilated in a general circulation model to determine whether including these data could improve forecast accuracy at both the global and local scales. Overall, forecast accuracy was improved by several percentage points. The effect was especially notable for variables closely related to water vapor isotope fractionation, such as air temperature and specific humidity, and a local-scale pressure pattern over Japan in 2013 was modeled more clearly.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 13, 2021

Jet stream changes could amplify weather extremes by 2060s
The ribbon of fast winds familiar to air travelers between North America and Europe is a big influencer on weather in North America and Europe. By drilling deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet, researchers reconstructed the jet stream's past and found that climate-caused disruptions are likely to have drastic weather-related consequences for societies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 10, 2021

Past fires may hold key to reducing severity of future wildfires in western US
Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States as fire activity continues to increase, according to researchers.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 10, 2021

Study explores link between earthquakes, rainfall and food insecurity in Nepal
The effects of monsoon rainfall on food insecurity in Nepal vary by earthquake exposure, with regions that experienced both heavy earthquake shaking and abundant rainfall more likely to have an inadequate supply of nutritious food, according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 09, 2021

Scientists solve mystery of icy plumes that may foretell deadly supercell storms
The most devastating tornadoes are often preceded by a cloudy plume of ice and water vapor billowing above a severe thunderstorm. New research reveals the mechanism for these plumes could be tied to 'hydraulic jumps' -- a phenomenon Leonardo Da Vinci observed more than 500 years ago.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 09, 2021

New insights into sea ice and climate change
A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 09, 2021

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change
A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 31, 2021

Hidden factors that affect solar farms during severe weather
Researchers combined large sets of real-world solar data and advanced machine learning to study the impacts of severe weather on U.S. solar farms, and sort out what factors affect energy generation.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 31, 2021

Extreme sea levels to become much more common worldwide as Earth warms
A new study predicts that extreme sea levels -- exceptionally high seas due to the combination of tide, waves and storm surge -- along coastlines the world over will become 100 times more frequent by the end of the century in about half of the 7,283 locations studied.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 26, 2021

Artificial intelligence to help predict Arctic sea ice loss
A new AI (artificial intelligence) tool is set to enable scientists to more accurately forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months into the future. The improved predictions could underpin new early-warning systems that protect Arctic wildlife and coastal communities from the impacts of sea ice loss.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 25, 2021

In hot weather, outdoor laborers work less -- when economy is growing
A new analysis suggests that U.S. workers in industries that expose them to weather conditions work fewer hours per day when temperatures surpass 90 degrees Fahrenheit -- but only during periods of economic growth.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 24, 2021

Human, swine waste pose dual threats to water quality after flooding
A study that monitored surface waters in the wake of 2018's Hurricane Florence finds that waters contaminated by fecal bacteria were affected by both human and swine waste.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 23, 2021

Would we still have severe thunderstorms over North America if the Gulf of Mexico were filled in with land?
The eastern half of the U.S is one of the principal hot spots for severe thunderstorm activity, especially tornadoes, globally. The standard explanation for this outcome is the combination high terrain to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A new study largely overturns one half of this longstanding hypothesis.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 18, 2021

The fewer forests, the more space giant anteaters need, study finds
Giant anteaters living in less forested habitats make use of larger home ranges, according to a new study. This behavior may allow them to incorporate forest patches into their territory, the authors say.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 18, 2021

Bee flight suffers under temperature extremes
Rising temperatures could help some northern-latitude bees fly better, but more frequent extreme weather events could push them past their limits.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 13, 2021

July was Earth's hottest month on record: NOAA
July 2021 was the world's hottest month ever recorded, according to new global data released by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 13, 2021

Crop insurance and unintended consequences
A new study suggests that crop insurance serves as a disincentive for farmers to adopt climate change mitigation measures on their croplands.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 11, 2021

Protecting Earth from space storms
A major space weather event could have a catastrophic impact on Earth, disabling communications and electrical systems. Researchers are using the Frontera supercomputer to develop new geomagnetic forecasting methods and improve the Geospace Model used by NOAA for operational purposes. They hope to increase the lead time for space weather events from 30 minutes to 1-3 days, localize space weather forecasts, and provide uncertainty estimates.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 10, 2021

Researchers use artificial intelligence to unlock extreme weather mysteries
A new machine learning approach helps scientists understand why extreme precipitation days in the Midwest are becoming more frequent. It could also help scientists better predict how these and other extreme weather events will change in the future.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 10, 2021

How does a flood become a disaster?
What are the causes, patterns and effects of disastrous river flood? An international group of researchers has investigated this question in a recent review article. The short answer: It's complicated. What is certain, however, is that there is an opposing trend of property damage and personal injury. Since the 1990s, the number of fatalities from river floods has declined worldwide, but the amount of damage has risen sharply. The researchers attribute the decline in casualties to improved flood warning, technical protection measures and heightened hazard awareness.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 05, 2021

Solving solar puzzle could help save Earth from planet-wide blackouts
Understanding the Sun's magnetic dynamo could help predict solar weather, such as potentially dangerous geothermal storms, solar flares and sunspots. Mathematicians have proposed a new model of the Sun that matches observed data.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 05, 2021

Major Atlantic ocean current system might be approaching critical threshold
A major Atlantic ocean current -- the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC -- may have been losing stability in the course of the last century, according to new research. A potential collapse of this ocean current system could have severe consequences.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 03, 2021

State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change
Seeing the urgent need for change, a team of scientists from leading research universities, conservation organizations and government laboratories across the West has produced a synthesis of the scientific literature that clearly lays out the established science and strength of evidence on climate change, wildfire and forest management for seasonally dry forests. The goal is to give land managers and others across the West access to a unified resource that summarizes the best-available science so they can make decisions about how to manage their landscapes.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 29, 2021

Understanding past climate change 'tipping points' can help us prepare for the future
Of all the creatures on Earth, humans manipulate their environments the most. But, how far can we push it before something drastic happens? Scientists are calling for a better understanding of past extreme climate change events in an attempt to anticipate future changes.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 27, 2021

The pulse of the Dead Sea
Researchers have for the first time demonstrated a direct link between the decrease in the Dead Sea's water table, evaporation and land subsidence.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 27, 2021

Bushfires, not pandemic lockdowns, had biggest impact on global climate in 2020
The devastating bushfires in Australia had a larger impact on the world's 2020 climate than the pandemic-related lockdowns, as plumes of smoke cooled global temperatures and pushed tropical thunderstorms northward. New research indicates that regional wildfires can have far-reaching climatic effects that are comparable to a major volcanic eruption.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 16, 2021

Climate change to bring more intense storms across Europe
Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant future increase in the occurrence of slow-moving intense rainstorms. The scientists estimate that these slow-moving storms may be 14 times more frequent across land by the end of the century. It is these slow-moving storms that have the potential for very high precipitation accumulations, with devastating impacts, as we saw in Germany and Belgium.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 16, 2021

US corn and soybean maladapted to climate variations
U.S. corn and soybean varieties have become increasingly heat and drought resistant as agricultural production adapts to a changing climate. But the focus on developing crops for extreme conditions has negatively affected performance under normal weather patterns, a new study shows.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 14, 2021

No more cone? Psychology researchers offer better tool for visualizing hurricane danger
Researchers are working on an easily understood, science-backed way to visually represent hurricane danger to the general public. They contend that the cone of uncertainty creates a false sense of security for people who live outside the boundary of the cone and that there are better ways to signal likely impacts.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 12, 2021

Mapping extreme snowmelt and its potential dangers
Rapid snowmelt can be dangerous, and understanding its drivers is important for understanding the world under the influence of climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 08, 2021

Remotely-piloted sailboats monitor 'cold pools' in tropical environments
Researchers used remotely-piloted sailboats to gather data on cold air pools, or pockets of cooler air that form when rain evaporates below tropical storm clouds. These hard-to-study phenomena are thought to have broader effects on tropical weather.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 07, 2021

Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change
The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are especially vulnerable to heat stress caused by climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 01, 2021

Last ice-covered parts of summertime Arctic Ocean vulnerable to climate change
Last August, sea ice north of Greenland showed its vulnerability to the long-term effects of climate change. The region, part of what's known as the 'Last Ice Area' that could serve as a refuge for ice-dependent species, may be ice-free in summertime sooner than expected.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 30, 2021

Floods may be nearly as important as droughts for future carbon accounting
In a 34-year global analysis, researchers found that photosynthesis -- an important process for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in soil -- was controlled by extreme wet events nearly as often as droughts in certain locations.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 29, 2021

To understand the future of hurricanes, look to the past
New research highlights the importance of understanding sea surface temperatures patterns in predicting future hurricane frequency.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 28, 2021

Mangrove forest study has takeaways for coastal communities
A new article shines light on the effect human-made infrastructure and natural topography has on coastal wetlands after major storm events.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 24, 2021

Artificial intelligence breakthrough gives longer advance warning of ozone issues
Ozone levels in the earth's troposphere (the lowest level of our atmosphere) can now be forecasted with accuracy up to two weeks in advance, a remarkable improvement over current systems that can accurately predict ozone levels only three days ahead. The new artificial intelligence system could lead to improved ways to control high ozone problems and even contribute to solutions for climate change issues.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 24, 2021

Ethane proxies for methane in oil and gas emissions
Measuring ethane in the atmosphere shows that the amounts of methane going into the atmosphere from oil and gas wells and contributing to greenhouse warming is higher than suggested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an international team of scientists who spent three years flying over three areas of the U.S. during all four seasons.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 24, 2021

Cyclone study improves climate projections
Migrating storms and local weather systems known as cyclones and anticyclones were thought to contribute to behaviors and properties of our global weather system. However, the means to probe cyclones and anticyclones were limited. Researchers demonstrated a new three-dimensional analytical methodology that can quantify the way individual cyclones and anticyclones impact broader weather systems. This study aids longer-term circulation and climate studies, including how storm characteristics may change in the future.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 23, 2021

East Antarctic summer cooling trends caused by tropical rainfall clusters
A study uncovers a new mechanism linking climate trend in Antarctica to rainfall occurrences in the tropics.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 22, 2021

More intense and frequent thunderstorms linked to global climate variability
Large thunderstorms in the Southern Great Plains of the U.S. are some of the strongest on Earth. In recent years, these storms have increased in frequency and intensity, and new research shows that these shifts are linked to climate variability.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 18, 2021

Animals' ability to adapt their habitats key to survival amid climate change
A research group of scientists from North America, Europe and Africa concluded that animals' ability to respond to climate change likely depends on how well they modify their habitats, such as nests and burrows.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 17, 2021

Heat spells doom for Aussie marsupials
When animals are hot, they eat less. This potentially fatal phenomenon has been largely overlooked in wild animals, explain researchers.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 15, 2021

Untapped rice varieties could sustain crop supplies in face of climate change
Local rice varieties in Vietnam could be used to help breed improved crops with higher resilience to climate change, according to a new study. Researchers are aiming to identify varieties that can survive an increasingly unpredictable climate.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 15, 2021

Heat from below: How the ocean is wearing down the Arctic sea ice
The influx of warmer water masses from the North Atlantic into the European marginal seas plays a significant role in the marked decrease in sea-ice growth, especially in winter.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 15, 2021

Plants use a blend of external influences to evolve defense mechanisms
Plants evolve specialized defense chemicals through the combined effects of genes, geography, demography and environmental conditions.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 14, 2021

Scientists expose the cold heart of landfalling hurricanes
Fearsome and powerful, hurricanes can wreak massive destruction when they hit land. But while most hurricanes then weaken, others can strengthen again into extratropical cyclones and caused further damage inland. Now, researchers have used simulations to uncover the presence of a cold core inside decaying hurricanes - an unexpected discovery that could help forecasters predict the level of extreme weather that communities farther inland may face.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 10, 2021

Ocean microplastics: First global view shows seasonal changes and sources
An estimated 8 million tons of plastic trash enters the ocean each year, and most of it is battered by sun and waves into microplastics -- tiny flecks that can ride currents hundreds or thousands of miles from their point of entry.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 10, 2021

Study of Hurricane Harvey flooding aids in quantifying climate change
Researchers used a hydraulic model to consider the degree to which human-caused climate change may have affected flooding in Houston in 2017 during Hurricane Harvey. Resources were used to quantify the increase in Houston flood area and depth and to host a portal where other scientists and the public can access and explore the resulting data.

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