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

Geoengineering the climate has been suggested as a way to be able to help lessen the impact of climate change, but new research published in Earth System Dynamics says this approach would not likely succeed.

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

A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds.

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

A new study links the ban of CFC gases mandated by the Montreal Protocol of 1987 to a slowdown in temperature increases since the mid 1990s.

Study Finds Human Activity Affects Vertical Structure Of Atmospheric Temperature
2013-09-17 13:05:39

Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature.

Satellites Providing Information On Earth’s Albedo With Remarkable Accuracy
2013-09-06 11:48:30

The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.

Runaway Greenhouse Planet
2013-07-30 11:42:08

When a planet absorbs too much solar radiation, its atmosphere reaches a tipping point - overheating, boiling its oceans and filling with steam. This 'runaway greenhouse' effect results is an uninhabitable world much like Venus.

Wildfire Climate Interactions Pose Long Term Problems
2013-05-22 10:46:39

The US Forest Service voiced its concern on Tuesday over the atmospheric effects of wildfire emissions on climate change, saying the issue is of great importance to scientists and policymakers alike.

Manhattan Heat-Related Deaths Expected To Increase
2013-05-20 05:20:42

Increasing temperatures could cause heat-related deaths in Manhattan to increase by one-fifth by the end of the decade, and nearly double before the end of the century.

2013-05-09 23:02:01

The Bureau of Reclamation and collaborators developed new downscaled climate projections that allow water managers to incorporate the new Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project Phase 5 data from


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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