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New discoveries improve climate models

New discoveries on how underwater ridges impact the ocean's circulation system will help improve climate projections. An underwater ridge can trap the flow of cold, dense water at the bottom of the ocean. Without the ridge, deepwater can flow free...

AGU journal highlights — Dec. 3, 2010

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). In this release: Population trends, not climate, causing increased flood fatalities in Africa Earth's lakes warming i...

NASA eyes Typhoon Fanapi approaching Taiwan

Infrared satellite data from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed strong convection and a tight circulation center within Typhoon Fanapi as it heads for a landfall in Taiwan this weekend. At 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EDT) on Sept. 17, Typhoon Fanapi's ma...

NASA eyes Typhoon Fanapi approaching Taiwan

Infrared satellite data from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed strong convection and a tight circulation center within Typhoon Fanapi as it heads for a landfall in Taiwan this weekend. At 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EDT) on Sept. 17, Typhoon Fanapi's ma...

NASA sees Depression Nine become Gaston then back to a depression

Tropical Depression Nine strengthened yesterday into Tropical Storm Gaston, but today it ran into dry and stable air and weakened back into a depression again. When NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Gaston early this morning, Sept. 2 at 0423 ...

Large CO2 release speeds up ice age melting

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Radiocarbon dating is used to determine the age of everything from ancient artifacts to prehistoric corals on the ocean bottom. But in a recent study appearing in the Aug. 26 edition of the journal, Nature, a Lawrence Livermo...

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