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CERES Satellite Data Paint A Grim Picture Of Arctic Surface Darkening
2014-02-19 07:03:42

Earth’s reflectivity (albedo) is on a much faster decline than previously estimated due to the retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. A key instrument incorporated on several NASA satellites has revealed significant data on this profoundly concerning issue.

Severe African Drought In The 1980s Caused By Northern Pollution
2013-06-07 10:23:40

In the 1980s, decades of drought in central Africa reached the worst point. This caused Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to dry out almost completely.

Spain's Solar Radiation Increasing
2013-06-06 16:01:54

Solar radiation in Spain has increased by 2.3% every decade since the 1980s, according to a study by researchers from the University of Girona and the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich

Sunblock For The Earth
2012-10-12 09:46:48

When you want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the Sun, you employ some sort of sun block. But what would you use to protect the entire planet from the Sun?

Cloud Geoengineering May Help Global Warming
2012-08-21 10:56:29

Imagine futuristic ships shooting salt water into the clouds over the world's oceans to create clouds that reflect sunlight. Sounds like science fiction, but it could be reality before too long.

Foreign Airborne Aerosols Invade North America
2012-08-03 07:31:33

In a joint study between NASA and University of Maryland, College Park, scientists have made the first measurement-based estimate of the amount and composition of tiny airborne particles that arrive over North America each year.

2012-02-20 13:47:12

The past decade has witnessed a significant growth in Asian air pollution, causing a great concern for air quality and climate.

Image 1 - Pollution To Blame For Rising Intensity Of Arabian Sea Cyclones
2011-11-03 05:35:42

A recent increase in the intensity of Arabian Sea cyclones may be the result of increasing air pollution over the Indian sub-continent, according to a new multi-institutional study.

2011-10-19 10:33:25

Cities release more heat to the atmosphere than the rural vegetated areas around them, but how much influence these urban "heat islands" have on global warming has been a matter of debate.


Latest Global dimming Reference Libraries

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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...

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