Latest Climate model Stories
By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type - such as forest, grassland or tundra - toward another.
Scientists have developed important new insight into the sensitivity of global temperature to changes in the Earth’s radiation balance over the last half million years.
Climate models have a hard time representing clouds accurately because they lack the spatial resolution necessary to accurately simulate the billowy air masses.
The melting of Arctic sea ice may temporarily stabilize, and the ice may even expand, over the coming years.
The latest evidence of the dominant role humans play in changing Earth's climate comes not from observations of Earth's ocean, atmosphere or land surface, but from deep within its molten core.
A new analysis of the Northern Hemisphere's "albedo feedback" over a 30-year period concludes that the region's loss of reflectivity due to snow and sea ice decline is more than double what state-of-the-art climate models estimate.
NASA said on Tuesday that plants could grow larger and create a cooling effect on a warming globe due to more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Clouds play a major role in the climate-change equation, but they are the least-understood variable in the sky, observes a Texas A&M University geoscientist, who says mid-level clouds are especially understudied.
Current state-of-the-art global climate models predict substantial warming in response to increases in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
US and British meteorologists said on Monday that not only is Earth's surface warming, but the troposphere is heating up also.
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