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Unique Greenhouse Gas Meter Developed
2014-06-18 03:59:50

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology MIPT’s Laboratory for the Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres has come up with a high-resolution meter to gauge the concentration of gases in the atmosphere with unparalleled precision. The infrared spectrum radiometer is described in an article recently published in the journal Optics Express. The paper, authored by Alexander Rodin, Artem Klimchuk, Alexander Nadezhdinsky, Dmitry Churbanov and Maxim Spiridonov, says that the new spectrum...

Unclouding Our View Of Future Climate
2014-05-22 03:58:27

[ Watch The Video: Atmospheric General Circulation Changes Due To Increased Greenhouse Gases ] Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory If we had a second Earth, we could experiment with its atmosphere to see how increased levels of greenhouse gases would change it, without the risks that come with performing such an experiment. Since we don’t, scientists use global climate models. In the virtual Earths of the models, interlocking mathematical equations take the place...

2014-05-16 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded ITT Space Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Exelis, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a contract to provide the Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI), a scanning radiometer capable of measuring Earth's reflected sunlight and emitted thermal radiation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-award-fee contract with performance incentives has a contract value of approximately $208 million. This value...

Unraveling Mystery Of Retreating Glaciers In The Pacific Ocean's Western Tropics
2014-03-14 11:39:06

University of California - Los Angeles Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the world. The findings, published online Feb. 27 in the journal Nature Geoscience, will help inform scientists about the processes influencing global warming in the western tropical Pacific Ocean. The study analyzes how much temperatures have increased in the region near...

2014-01-27 14:53:16

Say researchers from the Hebrew University, US and Australia The warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases is a given, but to what extent can we predict its future influence? That is an issue on which science is making progress, but the answers are still far from exact, say researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the US and Australia who have studied the issue and whose work which has just appeared in the journal Science. Indeed, one could say that the picture is a...

Decreasing Cloud Cover Could Mean Higher Global Temperatures
2013-12-31 15:41:00

[ Watch the Video: Fewer Clouds Could Mean Hotter Temperatures ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online A study by the University of NSW (UNSW) claims that the Earth’s temperatures will rise 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. Earlier predictions that were based on cloud cover forecast a smaller increase and were most likely wrong, according to the study, to be published January 1, 2014 in the journal Nature. This could mean catastrophic results for...

Sun's Increasing Brightness Will Dry Out The Earth In A Billion Years
2013-12-17 04:36:50

[ Watch the Video: The Sun Will Evaporate Our Oceans Eventually ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One billion years from now, all the water on Earth could disappear, making it barren like Venus, and the culprit isn’t climate change. It’s the Sun, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. Scientists have previously predicted that, even without climate change, the Earth’s surface would still heat up, because of the Sun’s increasing...

Reversing Climate Change Cannot Be Accomplished Via Geoengineering
2013-12-05 13:59:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geoengineering the climate has been suggested as a way  to help lessen the impact of climate change, but new research published in Earth System Dynamics says this approach would not likely succeed. German researchers say that reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change. The team used a simple energy balance analysis to explain how the Earth’s water cycle responds...

Pollution Causes Thunderstorms To Leave Lingering Clouds
2013-11-26 15:18:22

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, the results solve a long-standing debate and reveal how pollution plays into climate warming. The work can also provide a gauge for the...

Climate Change Plateau Due To Montreal Protocol
2013-11-11 14:29:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Nature Geoscience say CFC gases have had an impact on the rise in global temperatures. Scientists believe CFC gases are responsible for a massive hole in the ozone layer, but the latest study links the ban of these gases to a slowdown in temperature increases since the mid 1990s. The standstill of global temperature rises since 1998 has been used as a key argument by some to show the impacts of global...


Latest Climate forcing Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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