Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Deep neural networks speed up weather and climate models

When you check the weather forecast in the morning, the results you see are more than likely determined by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)…

Updated : Oct 15, 2019 in Announcement

Save the Date: Major Meeting on Fluid Dynamics in Seattle, Nov. 23-26, 2019

SEATTLE, October 15, 2019 -- The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 72nd Annual Meeting will take place on Nov. 23-26, 2019, at the…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists to use advances in 3D imaging to predict effects of rising CO2 levels on crops

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 4, 2019 - Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than at any point in the past 800,000 years and in 2017,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

It is best not to fly to conferences

Several times a year, researchers from all over the world travel long distances in order to share their latest findings and establish contacts at conferences.…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Natural ways of cooling cities

Urban heat islands are a phenomenon where the temperature in a city is noticeably higher than in the surrounding rural area. When combined with the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

ERC starting grant for turbulence research: 1.9 million euros in funding for meteorologist

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr Cedrick Ansorge at the University of Cologne's Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology. His…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

GPM analyzes tropical depression Kajiki’s rainfall over Vietnam and Laos

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at rainfall rates in Tropical Depression Kajiki after it made a quick landfall…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Major Hurricane Juliette’s emerging eye spotted in NASA satellite imagery

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and provided an image of Hurricane Juliette as its eye began to emerge. Juliette has grown…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds tropical storm 14W strengthening

Tropical Storm 14W formed as a depression a couple of days ago in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and strengthened into a tropical storm on Sept.…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA infrared eye analyzes typhoon Lingling

The storm that became Typhoon Lingling strengthened very quickly in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and infrared imagery from NASA revealed the powerful thunderstorms fueling that…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA infrared data reveals rainmaking potential in tropical depression 7

Another Atlantic Ocean basin depression formed while Hurricane Dorian is still wreaking havoc on the Bahamas and affecting the southeastern U.S. Infrared imagery from NASA's…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA’s IMERG estimates hurricane Dorian’s rain

In the early hours of Tuesday, September 3, Hurricane Dorian had been stationary over the island of Grand Bahama for 18 hours, most of the…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

New feedback phenomenon found to drive increasing drought and aridity

New York, NY--September 2, 2019--A new Columbia Engineering study indicates that the world will experience more frequent and more extreme drought and aridity than currently…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Deep snow cover in the Arctic region intensifies heat waves in Eurasia

Persistent abnormally hot weather can cause negative impacts on human health, agriculture, and natural environments. A heat wave -- a spell of hot days with…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Air pollution under clear skies reduces sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface

Scientists have found that the air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth's surface. The latest study, published…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hurricane Dorian marching slowly across Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a "little stronger" as of the 8:00am EDT advisory…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise

An international team of scientists, studying evidence preserved in speleothems in a coastal cave, illustrate that more than three million years ago - a time…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA satellites on-hand as Dorian becomes a category 3 hurricane

As Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, NASA's fleet of satellites were gathering data during the…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

USF-led team deciphers sea level rise from the last time Earth’s CO2 set record highs

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2019) - An international team of scientists have discovered evidence in the geological formations in a coastal cave showing that more…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bacteria feeding on Arctic algae blooms can seed clouds

WASHINGTON - New research finds Arctic Ocean currents and storms are moving bacteria from ocean algae blooms into the atmosphere where the particles help clouds…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Europe warming faster than expected due to climate change

WASHINGTON - Climate change is increasing the number of days of extreme heat and decreasing the number of days of extreme cold in Europe, posing…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds heavy rain potential in tropical storm Dorian

NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with visible imagery and infrared data on Tropical Storm Dorian as it continued its western…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Floods are impacted by a changing climate

Climate change affects not only the temporal pattern of floods, but also their magnitude. This is shown by an international study which evaluated data from…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds wind shear affecting Tropical Depression Erin

Visible and infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed that strong wind shear was adversely affecting Tropical Depression Erin, located about 200 miles off the…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grassland biodiversity is blowing in the wind

Temperate grasslands are the most endangered but least protected ecosystems on Earth. Grassland restorations are crucial for recovering this important but highly degraded ecosystem. Restored…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA sees Dorian become a hurricane

NASA's Terra satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean as Dorian reached hurricane status during the afternoon of August 28, 2019. On Aug. 28, 2019…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Nuclear winter would threaten nearly everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Chipping away at how ice forms could keep windshields, power lines ice-free

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2019 -- How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn't fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces still…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Would a carbon tax help to innovate more-efficient energy use?

Washington, DC-- Taxing carbon emissions would drive innovation and lead to improved energy efficiency, according to a new paper published in Joule from Carnegie's Rong…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA analyzes Tropical Storm Dorian day and night

Tropical Storm Dorian was approaching the Leeward Islands when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead from space and snapped a visible image of the storm.…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds Tropical Depression battling wind shear off the Carolina coast

Newly formed Tropical Depression 6 in the Atlantic Ocean may have just formed, but it did so under adverse atmospheric conditions. The depression is battling…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA-NOAA satellite tracks tropical depression Podul across Philippines

Tropical Depression 13W, now named Podul, was crossing the Philippines from east to west as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA-NOAA satellite finds heavy rainmaking ability in tropical storm Dorian

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Dorian as it triggered warnings and watches for the  islands of the Eastern Caribbean Sea. On Monday,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA’s Terra Satellite finds some power in Tropical Depression 13W

Infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed Tropical Depression 13W contained some powerful thunderstorms pushing high into the troposphere as it was moving west in…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating

With every unfinished meal since Band Aid, you've heard it: "people are starving in Africa, y'know". True, the UN estimates that rich countries throw away…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use a new method to track pollution from cooking

Cooking organic aerosol (COA) is one of the most important primary sources of pollution in urban environments. There is growing evidence that exposure to cooking…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Clean air for a sustainable future

Manila. With 13 million inhabitants, Manila is one of the largest megacities in Southeast Asia. At the same time, the capital of the Philippines is…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

NASA finds Tropical Depression Bailu forms east of Philippines

NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured an image of newly developed Tropical Depression Bailu, east of the Philippines. On Aug.…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor

Injecting carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researcher hones model to forecast dusty conditions months in advance

LAWRENCE -- Southwestern Kansas in the 1930s saw some of the worst dust storms ever recorded in the U.S., when apocalyptic clouds of heavy dust…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

‘Tornado Alley’ twisters may be easier to predict in April than in May

Scientists may have uncovered how sea-surface temperature patterns influence the number, strength and distributions of April tornado formation in the south-central region of the United…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts

The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity, according to a new study…