Atmosphere
NASA Selects SwRI’s PUNCH Mission to Image Beyond the Sun’s Outer Corona  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead the “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere” (PUNCH) mission, a landmark Small Explorers Program mission... more
Researchers report annual variability of ice-nucleating particle concentrations at different Arctic locations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the first time, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) has investigated atmospheric ice-nucleating particles (INPs) in... more
NRL, SwRI to add PUNCH to NASA's solar mission  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to shine a light on the impact of the solar atmosphere on the interplanetary medium between the Earth and... more
South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used... more
Climate change could affect symbiotic relationships between microorganisms and trees  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Some fungi and bacteria live in symbiosis with tree roots in forest soil to obtain mutual benefits. The microorganisms help trees access water and nutrients from the atmosphere... more
Alaska biologists record singing by rare right whale  CBC · 4 days
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the U.S. have recorded singing by a rare right whale... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Federal scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time more
NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. more
NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Federal scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time more
South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon and identifying sustainable development practices that can be used... more
Urban gardens to monitor air pollution  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen have assessed the use of edible plants for the biomonitoring of atmospheric pollution. more
Climate change enhances carbon dioxide flux from lakes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Boreal lakes play a significant role in global carbon cycling. Small and shallow lakes are abundant in northern areas, and they are often biologically active because of the loading of organic matter... more
Shields up to beat global warming  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Might an enormous orbiting "shield" be one way to combat the rising temperatures around the world caused by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels? Writing in the International Journal of Global Warming, a team in China has... more
How to detect life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search... more
Global analysis of streamflow response to forest management  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Planting large numbers of trees may contribute to improving an ecosystem and mitigating atmospheric CO2 levels. But planting trees in arid areas can sometimes worsen the environmental circumstances, especially the water availability... more
Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
One of the greater challenges of sending payloads to Mars is contending with the planet's atmosphere. While incredibly thin compared to Earth's... more
Rising methane may thwart efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
If the world were on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of less than 2 degrees Celsius of global warming, methane levels in the atmosphere would theoretically... more
Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry  SPACE.COM · 7 days
European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better... more
The Atmosphere of a New Ultra Hot Jupiter Is Analyzed  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto... more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
This is what the ground looked like after inSight landed on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26th, 2018, it deployed a parachute to slow its descent through the thin Martian atmosphere. As it... more
Dust storms on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Dust is a critical component in the Martian atmosphere. It influences the atmosphere's circulation by heating or cooling it and is in turn redistributed around the planet by atmospheric winds. In this dust cycle, dust storms play a particularly important... more
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Arctic is melting faster than we thought it would. In fact, Arctic ice extent is at a record low. When that happens—when a natural system behaves differently than scientists expect—it's time... more
NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died,... more
Using prevalent technologies and 'Internet of Things' data for atmospheric science  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The use of prevalent technologies and crowdsourced data may benefit weather forecasting and atmospheric research, according to a new paper authored by Dr. Noam David, a... more
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes... more
New Study Dramatically Narrows the Search for Advanced Life in the Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life. In a... more
Direct from Distant Planet: Spectral Clues to Puzzling Paradox  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide... more
Environmental oxygen triggers loss of webbed digits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Free fingers have many obvious advantages on land, such as in locomotion and grasping, while webbed fingers are typical of aquatic or gliding animals. But both amphibians and amniotes -- which include mammals, reptiles,... more
Cassini-Huygens exploration of the Saturn system: 13 years of discovery  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn provided a close-up study of the gas giant planet, as well as its rings, moons, and magnetosphere. The Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn... more
Research shows temperature, glyphosate increase probability for dicamba volatility  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Higher temperatures and mixing glyphosate with dicamba lead to increased atmospheric concentrations of dicamba, according to scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. more
Environmental oxygen triggers loss of webbed digits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Free fingers have many obvious advantages on land, such as in locomotion and grasping, while webbed fingers are typical of aquatic or gliding animals. But both amphibians and amniotes—which include mammals, reptiles, and birds—can... more
Solving the mystery of why atmospheric carbon dioxide was lower during ice ages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since scientists first determined that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was significantly lower during ice age periods than warm phases, they have sought... more
60 dead seals found along warming Alaska coast  CBC · 2 weeks
At least 60 dead seals have been discovered along beaches of the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea in northwestern Alaska,... more
Moon maps, lunar origins and everything between  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The moon's consistent appearance in the sky each night may lull earthlings into a sense of familiarity, but the moon is actually a puzzling place. It lacks an atmosphere and is bone-dry; it can... more
Organic carbon hides in sediments, keeping oxygen in atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study may help settle a long-standing question -- how small amounts of organic carbon become locked away in rock and sediments, preventing it from decomposing. Knowing exactly how... more
Rainbow Six Quarantine: Everything you need to know  Windows Central · 2 weeks
You have a new mission, Operators. The Tom Clancy series doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, and Ubisoft's E3 2019 press conference gave us our first look at an entirely... more
Organic carbon hides in sediments, keeping oxygen in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study from researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Harvard University may help settle a long-standing question—how small amounts of organic carbon become locked away in... more
An escape route for carbon  MIT · 2 weeks
Study shows minerals sequester carbon for thousands of years, which may explain oxygen’s abundance in the atmosphere. more
Air-sea disequilibrium enhances ocean carbon storage during glacial periods  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The prevailing hypothesis for lower atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations during glacial periods is an increased efficiency of the ocean’s biological pump. However, tests of this and other hypotheses have... more
The atmosphere of a new ultra hot Jupiter is analyzed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (Almería), and the HARPS-N spectrograph on the National Galileo Telescope (TNG)... more
NASA Twin Satellites to Study Signal Disruption From Space  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
NASA is preparing to launch twin satellites this month that focus on how radio signals that pass through the Earth's upper atmosphere can be distorted. more
New nano-organisms eat CO2 to make biodegradable plastic  Sky News · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed new organisms which can take carbon dioxide and nitrogen from the atmosphere and use it to produce plastics and fuels. more
Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide in its atmosphere is starting to answer questions about how a planet... more
One-two-punch catalysts trapping CO2 for cleaner fuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are getting closer to developing a material that delivers a one-two punch: recycling atmospheric carbon dioxide for the production of cleaner hydrocarbon fuels. more
NASA’s Mars Helicopter begins final testing phase before 2020 mission  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
NASA’s Mars Helicopter will be a key experimental craft when it comes to shaping what humanity’s future exploring the Red Planet looks like – when it launches aboard... more
One-two-punch catalysts trapping carbon dioxide for cleaner fuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Copper and platinum nanoparticles added to the surface of a blue titania photocatalyst significantly improve its ability to recycle atmospheric carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels. more
One-two-punch nanocatalysts trapping CO2 for cleaner fuels  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Copper and platinum nanoparticles added to the surface of a blue titania photocatalyst significantly improve its ability to recycle atmospheric carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels. more
Why there's more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This week brought news that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels at the Mauna Loa atmospheric observatory in Hawaii have risen steeply for... more
Donut Miss It! Baker Lofting Tasty Treat on High-Altitude Balloon Today  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
An independent grocery store in Utah plans to send one of its store-made donughnuts high into Earth's atmosphere. more
Enhanced North American carbon uptake associated with El Nino  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Long-term atmospheric CO2 mole fraction and 13CO2 observations over North America document persistent responses to the El Niño–Southern Oscillation. We estimate these responses corresponded to 0.61 (0.45 to 0.79) PgC... more
A new dynamical systems perspective on atmospheric predictability: Eastern Mediterranean weather regimes as a case study  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The atmosphere is a chaotic system displaying recurrent large-scale configurations. Recent developments in dynamical systems theory... more
Solving the Sun’s Super-heating Mystery with Parker Solar Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
It’s one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun—why is its outer atmosphere hotter... more
Mechanisms and competition of halide substitution and hydrolysis in reactions of N2O5 with seawater  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
SN2-type halide substitution and hydrolysis are two of the most ubiquitous reactions in chemistry. The interplay between these processes is... more
Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere hit record high in May 2019  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Atmospheric carbon dioxide continued its rapid rise in 2019, with the average for May peaking at 414.7 parts per million (ppm) at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric... more
Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
It's one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun: Why is its outer atmosphere hotter than its fiery surface? more
Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It's one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun—why is its outer atmosphere hotter than its fiery surface? more
Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe  nanowerk · 3 weeks
It's one of the greatest and longest-running mysteries surrounding, quite literally, our sun--why is its outer atmosphere hotter than its fiery surface? Researchers believe they have the answer, and hope... more
Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere hit record high in May  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Atmospheric carbon dioxide continued its rapid rise in 2019, with the average for May peaking at 414.7 parts per million (ppm) at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. more
New method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Hydroxyl radicals (OH) react with methane and break it down, but it's been hard for scientists to get a handle on... more
Seaweed helps trap carbon dioxide in sediment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that these slimy macroalgae play an important role in permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. more
Researchers find seaweed helps trap carbon dioxide in sediment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every beachgoer can spot seaweed in the ocean or piling up on the beach, but Florida State University researchers working with colleagues in the United Kingdom have found that these... more
Ocean acidification makes some marine snails less able to resist predators  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As humans release more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the gas is dissolving into the ocean, making seawater more acidic. This threatens the growth... more
How cities create their own clouds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Cities are more likely to be persistently covered by clouds than rural areas thanks to unique atmospheric conditions they produce, a new study has shown. more
Giant stellar eruption detected for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A group of researchers has identified and characterized for the first time in a complete way a powerful eruption in the atmosphere of the active star HR 9024, marked by an intense... more
The Southern Ocean may be less of a carbon sink than we thought  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
The Southern Ocean’s ability to suck up much of the carbon that humans pump into the atmosphere is in question. more
‘Forbidden’ Planet Found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert, by an international collaboration of astronomers,... more
Exposure to airborne metal pollution associated with increased risk of mortality  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Although there is ample evidence that air pollution—specifically airborne particulate matter—is associated with an increased risk of premature death, it is still not known which specific... more
Swapping water for CO2 could make fracking greener and more effective  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than water. New research could help pave the way for a more eco-friendly... more
Exposure to airborne metal pollution associated with increased risk of early mortality  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A recent study uses samples of wild moss to estimate individual human exposure to atmospheric metals. more
Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings... more
Watch the Clouds on Mars Glide By in This Curiosity Rover Video  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Curiosity craned its neck skyward on May 7 and May 12, capturing gorgeous imagery of wispy clouds scudding through Mars' thin atmosphere. more
Swapping water for CO2 could make fracking greener and more effective  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) have demonstrated that CO2 may make a better hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluid than... more
Watch the Clouds on Mars Glide in This Curiosity Rover Video  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Curiosity craned its neck skyward on May 7 and May 12, capturing gorgeous imagery of wispy clouds scudding through Mars' thin atmosphere. more
Loon deploys LTE balloons to Peru 48 hours after magnitude 8.0 earthquake  9to5Google · 4 weeks
Loon is focussed on providing connectivity around the world via atmospheric balloons. Useful during natural disasters, the Alphabet company again demonstrated the versatility of... more
Chemical blends as possible alternative refrigerants identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
More than a dozen chemical blends could serve as alternative refrigerants that won't heat the atmosphere as much as today's refrigerants do, or catch fire, according to a new computational study. more
Study identifies chemical blends as possible alternative refrigerants  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
More than a dozen chemical blends could serve as alternative refrigerants that won't heat the atmosphere as much as today's refrigerants do, or catch fire, according to a new computational study by... more
A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of... more
Severe air pollution can cause birth defects, deaths  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy using the animal model. more
The 'Forbidden' planet has been found in the 'Neptunian Desert'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert, by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking... more
Air pollution associated with high risks for birth defects  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study came from the Texas A&M University researchers that shows that the harmful particulate matter present in the atmosphere due to air pollution could lead to birth defects and... more
A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course... more
Did ancient supernovae prompt human ancestors to walk upright?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago, initiating an avalanche of electrons in the lower... more
Astronomers find 'Forbidden' planet in 'Neptunian Desert' around its star  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in a region close to its star where no Neptune-sized planets would normally be found. more
Exposure to particulate matter can cause birth defects and fatalities during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even... more
Layers of Fear 2 launches on Xbox and PC  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Escape with your life. What you need to know Layers of Fear 2 is a psychological horror game. The title is the sequel to the original game which launched in... more
Pushing stargazing to the limits with the world's largest gamma-ray observatory  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
To discover the secrets of exploding stars or black holes, scientists have been focusing on the gamma rays they emit. However, gamma rays don't pass through... more
3 more grey whales found dead on B.C. Coast  CBC · 4 weeks
Their discovery means more than 60 grey whales have been found beached and dead along the West Coast... more
Layers of Fear 2 for Xbox One is solid, but not great  Windows Central · 4 weeks
This horror title focuses on the theme of identity, but ironically the game struggles to find one of its own. Layers of Fear 2... more
Martian Sand Dunes Behave Differently than Dunes on Earth: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
According to new research, published in the journal Geology, processes not involved in controlling sand movement... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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