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2009-01-13 06:00:00

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Energy Recovery, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGYV; "CER"), a leader in the waste heat energy recovery sector of the industrial energy efficiency industry, announced today that a new sulfuric acid plant (the "Plant") that CER built under the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) model (the "Project") for Hunan Yongli Chemical ("Yongli") was commissioned and has been operating successfully since December 28, 2008. Yongli, located...

2009-01-06 06:00:00

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Energy Recovery, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGYV; "CER"), a leader in the waste heat energy recovery sector of the industrial energy efficiency industry, announced today that it has successfully completed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) project (the "Project") for a new specialty sulfuric acid plant, operated by Jiahua Chemical ("Jiahua"), in late December 2008. The Project is a showcase of the customers' recognition of...

2008-07-30 03:00:29

By Ayash, Tarek Gong, Sunling; Jia, Charles Q ABSTRACT Sea salt aerosols play a dual role in affecting the atmospheric radiative balance. Directly, sea salt particles scatter the incoming solar radiation and absorb the outgoing terrestrial radiation. By acting as cloud condensation nuclei, sea salt aerosols indirectly modulate the atmospheric radiative budget through their effective contribution to cloud formation. Using the Canadian Aerosol Module (CAM)-Canadian Centre for Climate...

2008-05-08 00:20:00

The sun has powered almost everything on Earth since life began, including its climate. The sun also delivers an annual and seasonal impact, changing the character of each hemisphere as Earth's orientation shifts through the year. Since the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces have begun to exert significant influence on Earth's climate. "For the last 20 to 30 years, we believe greenhouse gases have been the dominant influence on recent climate change," said Robert Cahalan,...

2007-06-14 15:20:00

Many techniques promise to mitigate global warming -- planting forests, nuclear power, bioethanol, and cars with better gas mileage, to name a few. The problem is so enormous and the potential adverse effects so disturbing that we may have to simultaneously implement all available solutions to make the slightest dent in rising carbon dioxide levels. Unfortunately, we are often slaves to preconceived notions such as "complex problems require complex solutions." Take the surprising trade-offs...

2007-06-05 09:15:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Poets may see "a face of plaintive sweetness" or "a cheek like beryl stone" when they look at the moon, but Shaopeng Huang sees something else altogether: the ideal location for a network of observatories dedicated to studying climate change on Earth. Using data from an Apollo 15 experiment whose original intent was thwarted by unanticipated lunar surface conditions, the University of Michigan geophysicist recently showed that surface temperatures on the near side of the...

2007-04-26 05:20:00

Earth sits between two worlds that have been devastated by climate catastrophes. In the effort to combat global warming, our neighbours can provide valuable insights into the way climate catastrophes affect planets. Modelling Earth's climate to predict its future has assumed tremendous importance in the light of mankind's influence on the atmosphere. The climate of our two neighbours is in stark contrast to that of our home planet, making data from ESA's Venus Express and Mars Express...

2006-07-29 16:25:00

In Fresno, the morgue is full of victims from a California heat wave. A combination of heat and power outages killed a dozen people in Missouri. And in parts of Europe, temperatures are hotter than in 2003 when a heat wave killed 35,000 people. Get used to it. -- For the next week, much of the nation should expect more "extreme heat," the National Weather Service predicts. -- In the month of August, most of the United States will see "above normal temperatures," forecasters say. -- For the...

2006-02-28 19:15:00

Arizona  -- There's a lot of talk about global warming, but not much hard data on the chemicals that cause it. In fact, engineers who design environmentally friendly manufacturing processes often are stymied because data on a chemical's global warming potential (GWP) just isn't available. A University of Arizona chemical engineer is working on computationally based methods that should produce the hard numbers needed by both engineers and policy makers who are trying to curb global...

2006-01-24 00:00:00

New Jersey -- Less sunlight reaching the Earth's surface has not translated into cooler temperatures, according to a team of solar physicists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The scientists, who monitor the Earth's reflectance by measuring what is known as the moon's earthshine, have observed that the amount of light reflected by Earth -- its albedo -- has increased since 2000. The result has been less sunlight reaching the Earth's surface. "Our findings have significant...

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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.