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Image 1 - Venus Weather Not So Boring After All
2011-09-28 04:26:59

At first glance, a weather forecaster for Venus would have either a really easy or a really boring job, depending on your point of view.

Image 1 - Around The World – 50,000 Times
2011-09-23 08:20:54

ESA’s Envisat observation satellite yesterday completed its 50,000th circuit of Earth – travelling 2.25 billion km since its launch nearly a decade ago.

2011-09-12 11:24:22

Preliminary research on Fusarium, a group of fungi that includes devastating pathogens of plants and animals, shows how these microbes travel through the air.

Researchers Produce First Map Of Greenhouse Gas In The Atmosphere
2011-09-08 12:36:40

Researchers say that a series of pole-to-pole science flights has produced the first global portrait of the distribution of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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2011-07-20 12:20:50

USDA scientists have produced the first detailed data on how large-scale dairy facilities contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases.

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2011-06-20 08:45:00

Australian research institute CSIRO launched a new website on Monday that allows Internet users to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

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2011-05-12 07:35:31

How do instruments end up on satellites orbiting the Earth?

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2011-04-27 08:57:53

Geochemist Albert Colman follows trail from Kamchatka microbes into the history of Earth’s atmosphere.

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2011-04-24 16:55:47

Accounting for wavelength effects will likely improve climate models.


Latest Earth's atmosphere Reference Libraries

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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 20:51:43

Important things to know when it comes to weather are the terms that a meteorologist uses on the television, radio or on a weather website.  The first term is Return flow. Sometimes you will hear a meteorologist use this term. The best way to understand this is to look at a weather map. When you see a High pressure center which is the blue H, look to the western side of that high pressure. This is where the warm moist air starts moving from the south back towards the north, which is why it...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

Earth's Atmosphere
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...

Sky
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Sky -- Although almost everyone have seen it, sky is hard to be defined precisely. Generally, sky is the space seen when one looks upward from the surface of a planet. Some people define sky as the denser gaseous zone of a planet's atmosphere. Clouds, rainbows and weather all occur amongst a planet's sky. In astronomy, the sky is divided into many regions, called constellations. The blue colour of the daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays. When the sunlight...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.