Atmosphere
Large atmospheric waves in the jet stream present risk to global food production  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have discovered jet stream patterns that could affect up to a quarter of global food production. more
Study: Favorable environments for large hail increasing across U.S.  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A group of atmospheric scientists have uncovered an environmental footprint that could help explain why the cost of hailstorm damage is rapidly increasing in the United States. more
Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies, says study  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the globe-circling northern jet stream that have caused simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated breadbasket regions-a previously unquantified threat... more
How to design a forest fit to heal the planet  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and restoring the degraded natural world, while supporting local... more
The Arctic atmosphere: A gathering place for dust?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The atmosphere of the central Arctic is polluted with fine dust from Siberia and North America. This was the result of a preliminary evaluation of the first lidar measurements carried out by... more
National greenhouse gas reporting needs an overhaul: It's time to directly measure the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
How much greenhouse gas is emitted by any individual country? With global emissions of carbon dioxide hitting a record of... more
Research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago... more
Warm-sector heavy rainfall in China: Studies and challenges  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Warm-sector heavy rainfall (WSHR) is a type of rainstorm proposed by Chinese meteorologists that had been found to only occur in South China. However, WSHR has also been found in other regions... more
Investigating the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
About 2.4 billion years ago, at the end of the Archean Eon, a planet-wide increase in oxygen levels called the Great Oxidation Event (GOE) created the familiar atmosphere we all breathe today. Researchers focused on life's... more
Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere. more
Sun's close-up reveals atmosphere hopping with highly energetic particles  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Outbursts of energetic particles that hurtle out from the sun and can disrupt space communications may be even more varied and numerous than previously thought, according to results from the... more
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers found that flooding has caused nearly $51 billion in damages to western states in the last 40 years. More than 84 percent of these damages were caused by atmospheric rivers (ARs),... more
NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's... more
Atmospheric rivers drive flood damages in the western United States  Science Magazine · 6 days
Atmospheric rivers (ARs) are extratropical storms that produce extreme precipitation on the west coasts of the world’s major landmasses. In the United States, ARs cause significant flooding, yet... more
Solar Probe Finds Active, Mysterious Corona, Surprising Scientists  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
NASA's Parker Solar Probe has passed through the outer atmosphere of the sun, and now we get to see what it found. more
Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Atmospheric rivers pose a $1 billion-a-year flood risk in the West, according to a study released today. more
First giant planet around white dwarf found  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet orbits the hot white dwarf, the remnant of a... more
Sun's close-up reveals atmosphere hopping with highly energetic particles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Outbursts of energetic particles that hurtle out from the sun and can disrupt space communications may be even more varied and numerous than previously thought, according to results from the... more
Water was a winner in capturing carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Climate worries go hand in hand with CO2 emissions concerns. Emissions hit an all-time high last year. The CO2 level in the atmosphere may be higher than it's been in 3 million... more
NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In August 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched to space, soon becoming the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun. With cutting-edge scientific instruments to measure the environment around the... more
As a way to fight climate change, not all soils are created equal  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As the planet warms due to excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a solution for drawing down that carbon—or at least a... more
Image: A cloudy martian night through the eyes of a supercomputer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As NASA's Curiosity rover makes its way over the surface of Mars, it's sometimes accompanied by clouds drifting by in the sky above. Like Earth, the... more
Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A graphene-titania photocatalyst degrades up to 70% more atmospheric NOx than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real pollutants. more
Smog-eating graphene composite reduces atmospheric pollution  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Graphene Flagship partners the University of Bologna, Politecnico di Milano, CNR, NEST, Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group, the Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades... more
Astronomers propose a novel method of finding atmospheres on rocky worlds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021, one of its most anticipated contributions to astronomy will be the study of exoplanets—planets orbiting distant stars.... more
Satellite Broken? Smart Satellites to the Rescue  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
When satellites break, which is surprisingly often, there isn't much you can do about them. They become expensive and dangerous flotsam, orbiting... more
New study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a... more
Astronomers propose a novel method of finding atmospheres on rocky worlds  nanowerk · 1 week
A team of astronomers proposes a new method of using Webb to determine whether a rocky exoplanet has an atmosphere. The technique, which involves measuring the... more
Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This ongoing trend is not only heating up the planet, but also affecting... more
Climate change 'tipping points' too close for comfort  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Loading the atmosphere with five million tonnes of CO2 every hour has pushed Earth dangerously close to a no-return threshold, beyond which lies an unlivable hothouse world, top climate scientists have warned. more
‘Dust Towers’ Spotted on Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observed a high number of ‘dust towers’ — concentrated clouds of dust that warm in sunlight and rise high into the air... more
Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification  ESA · 2 weeks
This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This... more
A New Model Will Help Predict Several Solar Phenomena  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An international group of scientists, in cooperation with a research scientist from Skoltech, has developed a model to... more
Medicinal plants: from genes to drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
We eat plants, wear their products, burn them for fuel, and use them to build our houses. Plants are the very basis of the food chain on earth. They are also the source of oxygen in... more
Study traces atmospheric source of super-toxic methylmercury in terrestrial food web  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Marine fog brings more than cooler temperatures to coastal areas. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have discovered elevated levels of mercury in mountain lions, the latest... more
Recrutement of a lateral root developmental pathway into root nodule formation of legumes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Peas and other legumes develop spherical or cylindrical structures—called nodules—in their roots to establish a mutually beneficial relationship with bacteria that convert... more
Anisotropic radio-wave scattering in the solar corona  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Solar radio emission is produced in the turbulent medium of the solar atmosphere, and its observed properties (source position, size, time profile, polarization, etc.) are significantly affected by the propagation of the radio waves... more
Great Red Spot Isn’t Disappearing, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Clouds hide the true size and nature of Jupiter’s most distinctive feature, the Great Red Spot, according to a study led by... more
Forests face climate change tug of war  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a world of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, plants should be happy, right? Experiments have shown that, yes, increased carbon dioxide does allow plants to photosynthesize more and use less water. more
Researchers uncover key reaction that influences growth of potentially harmful particles in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Air-quality alerts often include the levels of particulate matter, small clumps of molecules in the lower atmosphere that can range in size... more
Mechanized harvesting has not reduced atmospheric pollution in the sugarcane region  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The burning of sugarcane, carried out to eliminate dry leaves before harvesting, for years altered the air quality in the central region of the State of... more
LSU Coast & Environment class modeling a "Frozen" ice age  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Paul Miller, assistant professor and coastal meteorologist in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, is using popular culture as an entry point by which his students can... more
Greenhouse gas concentrations in atmosphere reach yet another high  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization. This continuing long-term trend means that future generations will be... more
Magnetic storms: A window to the past  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Audrey Schillings recently defended her doctoral thesis about atmospheric loss from Earth and how it varies with solar wind conditions. Audrey was employed at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and enrolled at Luleå... more
Probing exoplanet atmospheres could reveal telltale signatures of life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It may be that life is lurking out there on other planets. But stuck here on Earth, how can we ever know for sure? A good place to start is... more
Interaction with fungus containing nitrogen-fixing endobacteria improves rice nitrogen nutrition  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers Karnelia Paul of the University of Calcutta (India), Chinmay Saha of the University of Kalyani (India), and Anindita Seal of the University of Calcutta (India) designed research... more
This humidity digester breathes in atmospheric water and exhales energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Integrating a super moisture-absorbent gel with light-active materials, researchers have developed a humidity digester to dry the ambient air while generating energy. The method is a green alternative... more
Steep momentum gradients play a major role in coastal precipitation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Steep gradients of wind stress and potential temperature enable sustainable nearshore precipitation systems along the western coastal region of Korea, according to Prof. Dong-In Lee, lead scientist at... more
Study on surface damage to vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds are bombarded with ice crystals and dust particles in the surrounding atmosphere, making the surface material vulnerable to damage such as erosion and... more
Study on surface damage to vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds are bombarded with ice crystals and dust particles in the surrounding atmosphere, making the surface material vulnerable to damage such as erosion and... more
Nitrogen fertilizers are incredibly efficient, but they make climate change a lot worse  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nitrous oxide (N2O) (more commonly known as laughing gas) is a powerful contributor to global warming. It is 265 times more effective... more
Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, is on the rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study from an international group of scientists finds we are releasing more of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide into the atmosphere than previously thought. more
New findings on the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international research team was able to experimentally show in the laboratory a completely new reaction path for the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere.... more
Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought. more
Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought. more
New findings on the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international research team was able to experimentally show in the laboratory a completely new reaction path for the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere.... more
Moss: A bio-monitor of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the Yangtze River Delta  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Atmospheric reactive nitrogen (N) deposition has more than doubled over the past century.  It is very important to estimate the rates and sources of... more
Atomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is the process of converting methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthesis gas (syngas). Since CO2 and CH4 are the two most... more
Lichens are way younger than scientists thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Lichens -- a combo of fungus and algae -- can grow on bare rocks, so scientists thought that lichens were some of the first organisms to make their way onto land from the water,... more
Lichens are way younger than scientists thought  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You've probably seen a lichen, even if you didn't realize it. If you've ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the crusty stuff on trees or rocks was, they're lichens, a combination of... more
For some urban areas, a warming climate is only half the threat  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate researchers predict that global temperatures will increase by as much as 2 degrees C by 2050 due to growing concentrations of greenhouse gas... more
Researchers create and stabilize pure polymeric nitrogen using plasma  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have reported the production of the first pure polymeric nitrogen compound at near-ambient conditions. The substance, which has existed only in theory for the last three decades, is predicted... more
Millions of Gargantuan Plasma ‘Spicules’ Might Be Spreading Heat Around the Sun’s Atmosphere  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The sun's surface is covered by millions of enormous plasma jets known as spicules at any given moment. Now, researchers think they... more
Typhoons and marine eutrophication are probably the missing source of organic nitrogen in ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Atmospheric nitrogen deposition has a significant impact on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and alterations in its level will significantly... more
Generation of solar spicules and subsequent atmospheric heating  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Spicules are rapidly evolving fine-scale jets of magnetized plasma in the solar chromosphere. It remains unclear how these prevalent jets originate from the solar surface and what role they play in heating... more
'Are we alone?' Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total... more
NASA's Terra satellite sees fire and smoke from devastating bushfires in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in... more
Explosion in Tianjin Port enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition over the Bohai Sea  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Total production and the scale of industrial enterprises in China have expanded greatly since late 1970s. As such, long-term accumulated environmental risks have evolved... more
Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Equilibrium climate sensitivity—how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide—may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists. more
New Martian Mystery: Oxygen  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument onboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of... more
Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Equilibrium climate sensitivity -- how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide -- may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate... more
Nature's backup plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that nature has developed a backup method for converting atmospheric nitrogen into the nutrient form critical to plant growth and soil fertility. The researchers report that the... more
Maritime continent weakens Asian Tropical Monsoon rainfall through Australian cross-equatorial flows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cross-equatorial flows (CEFs) north of the Australia in the lower atmosphere play a pivotal role in mass, moisture and energy transport between the Northern and Southern... more
Researchers find nature's backup plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Although nitrogen is essential for all living organisms—it makes up 3% of the human body—and comprises 78% of Earth's atmosphere, it's almost ironically difficult for plants... more
Lupus flare-ups could be linked to environmental factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have found that alteration in the environment and atomospheric factors could be associated with organ specific flare-ups of lupus among patients diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus (SLE). The study results were... more
LHCf gears up to probe birth of cosmic-ray showers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cosmic rays are particles from outer space, typically protons, travelling at almost the speed of light. When the most energetic of these particles strike the atmosphere of our planet, they... more
New study first to reveal growth rates of deep-sea coral communities  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A collaboration between researchers at the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) and... more
Atmospheric and environmental changes linked to organ-specific lupus flares  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found a strong association between changes in atmospheric and environmental variables 10 days before a clinic visit and organ-specific lupus... more
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