Atmosphere
Rising emissions are turning arctic permafrost into a carbon source, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter carbon emissions from the Arctic... more
Cascades of Gas Around Young Star Indicate Early Stages of Planet Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
What does a gestating baby planet look like? New research in Nature by a team including Carnegie’s Jaehan Bae investigated the effects of three... more
Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers describe the emerging role of ecophysiology in riparian flooding. As an adaptation to an overabundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees, plants and grasses constrict their... more
Volcanic ash sparks a new discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Imagine you're getting ready to fly to your favorite vacation destination when suddenly a volcano erupts, sending massive amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, and forcing the cancellation of your flight. That's exactly what happened... more
How Antarctic krill fertilize the oceans and even store carbon  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Krill are best known as whale food. But few people realize that these small, shrimp-like creatures are also important to the health of the ocean and the atmosphere.... more
Chains of Atoms Move at Lightning Speed Inside Metals  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures... more
Analysis of Galileo’s Jupiter Entry Probe Reveals Gaps in Heat Shield Modeling  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach... more
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according... more
Why Don't Mountains Grow Forever?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Imagine a world where mountains grow so high, they poke through the upper atmosphere and create a rocky maze for pilots to navigate. more
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according... more
New study uncovers 'magnetic' memory of European glass eels  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway found that... more
How aerosols affect our climate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For many, the word "aerosol" might conjure thoughts of hairspray or spray paint. More accurately, though, aerosols are simply particles found in the atmosphere. They can be human-made, like from car exhaust or biomass burning, or naturally occurring,... more
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level... more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 7 days
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like... more
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level... more
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Antarctica's ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds. This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Telescope technology used to take first undistorted images of eye area involved in glaucoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  nanowerk · 1 week
Data from the probe's 1995 fireball has continued to confound those studying the mission. New simulations and faster computers point to bettering atmospheric entry... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion, generating enough heat to cause plasma... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  nanowerk · 1 week
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Study Sheds New Light on Evolution of Yellow Hypergiants  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
In a study published this month in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, astronomers analyzed the properties of four... more
Liquifying a Rocky Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterize using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such... more
Astroscale, ClearSpace aim to make a bundle removing debris  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Within a year, Astroscale plans to begin a complex series of demonstrations to show the startup’s spacecraft can... more
CO2 emissions cause lost labor productivity, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The planet's warming climate has led to countless changes that are affecting all of us. Droughts, hurricanes, rising sea levels and forest fires—all are now regular events in a world that saw... more
NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both terrestrial and solar weather impact the ionosphere, the... more
Physics: An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have explored the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols. more
An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our lives are governed by submicroscopic processes in the nanocosmos. Indeed many natural phenomena begin with a minuscule shift in the states of atoms or molecules, triggered by radiation. One... more
Grand challenges in the science of wind energy  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Harvested by advanced technical systems honed over decades of research and development, wind energy has become a mainstream energy resource. However, continued innovation is needed to realize the potential of wind to... more
Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As a result of industrialization, the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has increased continuously over the past 100 years, which is... more
Solution to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research into the chemistry of the oceans during ice ages is helping to solve a puzzle that has engaged scientists for more than two decades. At issue is how much of the CO2... more
Grim projections for the ocean—and the life within it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The chain of causation that connects rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to the marine biota has been made clearer by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... more
Liquifying a rocky exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterise using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such small planets that linger in the darkness? "A rocky planet that is... more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat... more
Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially... more
Researchers find global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and human activities, such as energy production and agriculture. more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  ESA · 2 weeks
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with... more
Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially... more
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Maryland (UMD) scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of... more
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of how the ocean helps... more
Indonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Indonesia is currently in the throes of an environmental emergency. Thousands of hectares of forest are burning across the vast... more
A new delivery system for insoluble drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Stable metal organic frameworks are prized for their ability to capture carbon dioxide or harvest atmospheric water, but U-M researchers have developed a use for unstable metal organic frameworks: as a system for drug... more
Just add water: Chemists suggest a fix for insoluble drugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Stable metal organic frameworks are prized for their ability to capture carbon dioxide or harvest atmospheric water, but U-M researchers have developed a use for unstable metal organic... more
Just add water: Chemists suggest a fix for insoluble drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Stable metal organic frameworks are prized for their ability to capture carbon dioxide or harvest atmospheric water, but researchers have developed a use for unstable metal organic frameworks:... more
NASA examines extra-tropical large Lorenzo's rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lorenzo is still at hurricane force in the eastern North Atlantic has now transitioned to an extra-tropical cyclone and has grown in size. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at... more
Scientists predict average late winter precipitation in western Europe for the next decade  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a new study, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) show that the average March precipitation, over the next... more
Researchers advancing understanding of vital enzyme  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nitrogenases, the enzymes responsible for converting atmospheric nitrogen into the nitrogen-based compounds used by living things, have been a major focus of chemistry research for decades because of the pivotal role that nitrogen fertilizers play in... more
Researchers synthesize 'impossible' superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the U.S., Russia, and China have bent the rules of classical chemistry and synthesized a "forbidden" compound of cerium and hydrogen—CeH9—which exhibits superconductivity at a relatively low pressure of 1 million atmospheres. The paper came out in Nature... more
Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to corn  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, has received relatively little attention as a potential... more
Researchers employ low-cost sensors to detect and track the origins of air pollutants in India  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At any moment in Delhi, India, a resident might start their car, releasing exhaust that floats into the... more
HALO mission investigates ozone depletion and processes affecting climate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The German research aircraft HALO will explore the southern hemisphere as part of the SouthTRAC (Transport and Composition of the Southern Hemisphere UTLS) project in September and November 2019. Data... more
Aerosols from coniferous forests no longer cool the climate as much  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Emissions of greenhouse gases have a warming effect on the climate, whereas small airborne particles in the atmosphere, aerosols, act as a cooling mechanism. That is... more
Humankind did not live with a high-carbon dioxide atmosphere until 1965  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Humans have never before lived with the high carbon dioxide atmospheric conditions that have become the norm on Earth in the last 60 years, according to... more
Humankind did not live with a high-carbon dioxide atmosphere until 1965  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Humans have never before lived with the high carbon dioxide atmospheric conditions that have become the norm on Earth in the last 60 years, according to... more
Aerosols from coniferous forests no longer cool the climate as much  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Emissions of greenhouse gases have a warming effect on the climate, whereas small airborne particles in the atmosphere, aerosols, act as a cooling mechanism. That is... more
How and when was carbon distributed on Earth?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A magma ocean existing during the core formation is thought to have been highly depleted in carbon due to its high-siderophile (iron loving) behavior. Thus, most of the carbon forming the atmosphere... more
Earth, wind, flora sway Trinidad sulfur levels  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As scientists observe the force of nature through a satellite weather tracker, they only see the day's events. To observe the long-term atmospheric influence, University of Cincinnati geologists are taking research a step further... more
'Moment of truth' at key UN climate summit  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on "climate emergency" aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into... more
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