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Satellite Images Reveal Dramatic Tropical Glacier Retreat

Apr. 13, 2016 — Scientists use high resolution satellite imagery to provide a decadal study of ablation of equatorial glaciers in West Papua. The images taken from the Pleaides satellites reveal that the formerly ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A new way of modeling the effects of climate change on islands shows that previous analyses underestimated the number of islands that would become substantially more arid by mid century -- 73 ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Longer monsoon seasons with increased daily rainfall, aspects of climate change, are contributing to reduced tea yield in regions of China, with implications for crop management and harvesting ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Despite only being in orbit a matter of weeks, Sentinel-3A has already delivered some impressive first images. With the thermal-infrared channels now turned on, the satellite completes its set of ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — El Nino years can have a big impact on the littlest plants in the ocean, and scientists are studying the relationship between the ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — The energy associated with air temperature and moisture content, rather than radiant energy from the sun, was responsible for more melt during the 2012 exceptional melt episodes on the Greenland Ice ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study analyzes cloud cover around the world over 15 years. It finds that variations in cloud cover can help researchers predict where different species live -- information that could aid ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — As the Navy's Ice Exercise 2016 winds to a close this week in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, officials at the Office of Naval Research today reported new scientific research that took ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — A tally of Northern Hemisphere marine heatwaves since 1950 shows that prolonged warm periods have recurred regularly in the past, but are being pushed into new territory by climate ... read more

Longer-Term Weather, Environmental Forecasts Will Provide Enormous Benefit

Mar. 29, 2016 — Weather and environmental forecasts made several weeks to months in advance can someday be as widely used and essential as current predictions of tomorrow's weather are, but first more research ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime maximum extent for the second year in a row, according to ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Vanishing Arctic sea ice. Dogged weather systems over Greenland. Far-flung surface ice melting on the massive island. These dramatic trends and global sea-level rise are linked, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — The launch of the GOES-R geostationary satellite in Oct. 2016 could herald a new era for predicting hurricanes, according to researchers. The wealth of information from this new satellite, at time ... read more

Insurance for an Uncertain Climate

Mar. 24, 2016 — The application of insurance as a mechanism to help vulnerable people adapt to the impacts of climate change is gaining international support. Experts support the idea but warn of potential ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers used the Stampede supercomputer to gain a better understanding of the conditions that cause severe hail to form, and to produce hail forecasts with far greater accuracy than those ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — In much of France and Switzerland, the best wine years are traditionally those with an exceptionally hot summer and late-season drought. Now, a study out this week shows that warming climate has ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — When it comes to Earth's climate, what happens in the tropical Pacific Ocean has an outsize influence. The climate state of the vast equatorial Pacific, which covers half the planet, affects ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Engineers have devised a computer model to unravel the wicked wind conditions that plague the world's greatest golfers at the course that hosts one of the sport's most storied tournaments, ... read more

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