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NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA climate scientist James E. Hansen has been chosen by his peers to receive the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as a result of global warming.
Future increases in wind strength along the California coast may have far-reaching effects, including more intense upwelling of cold water along the coast early in the season and increased fire danger in Southern California.
The United States could suffer the effects of abrupt climate changes within decades â€” sooner than some previously thought - says a new government report.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the arrival of AMSTAR, a new digital storage library that will preserve and protect valuable scientific data for the next 15 to 20 years.
Scientists are hoping to discover new information on how clouds over the Pacific Ocean can affect the global climate and weather systems.
Researchers are homing in on the hurricane-prone Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to assess the likely changes, between now and the middle of the century, in the frequency, intensity, and tracks of these powerful storms. Initial results are expected early next year.
During October and November 2008, some 150 scientists from 40 institutions in eight nations â€” including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory â€” will take part in an international field experiment designed to make observations of critical components of the climate system of the southeastern Pacific.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced it will make available more than 10 million hours of computing time to study advanced climate change models.
Scientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting the amount of solar heat that reaches Earth's surface.
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