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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

'Atmospheric Rivers' Associated With California Flooding Also Common in the Southeast

Feb. 22, 2017 — Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The new Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 is working and successfully sending data back to ... read more

Increase in the Number of Extremely Strong Fronts Over Europe?

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new research finds an increase of strong and extremely strong fronts in summertime and autumn over Europe. If this is a trend or caused by climate change remains to be seen, according to a new ... read more

Drought Identified as Key to Severity of West Nile Virus Epidemics

Feb. 7, 2017 — Drought dramatically increases the severity of West Nile virus epidemics in the United States, although populations affected by large outbreaks acquire immunity that limits the size of subsequent ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — Strong updrafts -- currents of rising air -- in severe thunderstorms are a prerequisite for hail formation. The width of these updrafts may be an indicator of an increased hail threat, according to ... read more

Malaria Control Efforts Can Benefit from Forecasting Using Satellites

Feb. 7, 2017 — Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises -- collectively known as cetaceans -- end up getting stranded along coastal areas worldwide. ... read more

A Future for Skiing in a Warmer World

Feb. 1, 2017 — As the world struggles to make progress to limit climate change, researchers are finding ways to adapt to warmer winter temperatures -- by developing environmentally friendly ways of producing ... read more

New Technology to Watch the Sea in 3D

Feb. 1, 2017 — Looking at waves in the open sea with 'electronic eyes', so as to reconstruct it in 3D, scientists found that exceptionally high waves are more common than previously assumed by theoretical ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — While coastal wetlands serve as effective 'blue carbon' storage reservoirs for carbon dioxide, other marine ecosystems do not store carbon for long periods of time, a new analysis ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Scientists report on dramatic environmental changes that occurred as Native Americans flourished and then vanished from the Midwestern United States before Europeans arrived. The researchers theorize ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Oceanographers commonly calculate large scale surface ocean circulation from satellite sea level information using a concept called 'geostrophy', which describes the relationship between ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather ... read more

A Crab's Eye View of Rising Tides in a Changing World

Jan. 25, 2017 — Coastal ecosystems and aquifers will be greatly affected by climate change, not only from rising temperatures and more volatile weather, including changes in precipitation patterns, but also from sea ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — An invasive dune plant has an advantage over its native counterpart: the invasive is better at preventing erosion of dunes during big storms, report ... read more

100% Renewable Energy Sources Require Overcapacity

Jan. 25, 2017 — Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar -- or photovoltaic (PV) -- power could replace nuclear ... read more

Natural Hazards Fatalities in Switzerland Have Been Falling Since 1946

Jan. 25, 2017 — Since 1946, events associated with natural hazards have claimed more than 1,000 human lives. Researchers have now compiled a database of these fatalities to analyze the development of casualty ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have succeeded in documenting an extremely rare case of evolutionary adaptation "in action" among wild snow voles. The selective pressure triggered by several consecutive ... read more

Barrier-Island Migration Drives Large-Scale Marsh Loss

Jan. 24, 2017 — Virginia's barrier islands are retreating up to 18 feet per year, with a resulting loss of at least 60 acres of saltmarsh annually, research ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new ... read more

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