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Asian Air Pollution In Hawaii Is Tied To Climate Variability
2014-01-28 12:48:57

Princeton University Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds. Now a team of researchers has found that shifts in atmospheric circulation explain the trends in Hawaiian ozone pollution. The researchers found that since the mid-1990s, these shifts in atmospheric circulation have caused Asian ozone pollution reaching Hawaii to be relatively low in spring but rise significantly...

Climate Change Not Improving NOAA Report
2013-08-07 09:43:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last year was one of the hottest twelve months on record, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that analyzed global temperatures and climate trends. The US government agency's report was assembled by over 380 scientists from 52 countries. In addition to analyzing temperature data, the annual report also gave the status of other global climate indicators and significant weather...

Revised Estimates Show CO2 Levels Had Not Actually Surpassed 400ppm
2013-05-13 13:30:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Update (May 13 @ 1:30 p.m.) Revised statistics released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Monday have revealed that average carbon dioxide levels at the Mauna Loa Observatory had not surpassed the 400 parts per million (ppm) level as originally reported. Instead, the average weekly CO2 levels at the Hawaiian facility for May 9 was 399.89 ppm. The agency had initially reported on Friday that...

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2011-01-07 07:17:53

An international, NOAA-led research team took a significant step forward in understanding the atmosphere's ability to cleanse itself of air pollutants and some other gases, except carbon dioxide. The issue has been controversial for many years, with some studies suggesting the self-cleaning power of the atmosphere is fragile and sensitive to environmental changes, while others suggest greater stability. And what researchers are finding is that the atmosphere's self-cleaning capacity is rather...

2008-12-03 17:09:34

For over two centuries, meteorologists were puzzled by the observation that atmospheric pressure in the tropics peaks at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. nearly every day. In the late 1960s, a theory was proposed that these surface pressure variations result from waves that are generated by the sun's heating of the upper atmosphere. The waves, called solar tides, propagate to the ground as they travel around the globe. Strong support for this theory has now been presented in a study by a US-Japan team of...

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2008-12-03 10:16:18

For over two centuries, meteorologists were puzzled by the observation that atmospheric pressure in the tropics peaks at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. nearly every day. In the late 1960s, a theory was proposed that these surface pressure variations result from waves that are generated by the sun's heating of the upper atmosphere. The waves, called solar tides, propagate to the ground as they travel around the globe. Strong support for this theory has now been presented in a study by a US-Japan team of...

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2008-04-25 00:15:00

Researchers from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) reported new data that shows a higher than usual average increase in carbon dioxide levels over the last 30 years.The recently released report from NOAA scientists is an annual update to the agency's greenhouse gas index, which tracks data from 60 regions around the world. Concentrations may have increased by as much as 0.5% from 2006 to 2007.CO2 levels jumped by 2.4 parts per...


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