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2013-06-06 23:02:25

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global climate consequences. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global...

Global Warming Slowed By Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide
2013-03-02 06:44:51

[ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Global warming was slowed between 2000 and 2010 because of sulfur dioxide spewed forth by volcanoes, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) claim in a new study. Some experts had blamed China and India for the phenomenon, as both countries increased their industrial sulfur dioxide emissions by an...

Polar Regions Will See More Snow Over Next Century, Less Everywhere Else
2013-02-23 07:19:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-developed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate model predicts that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will lead to less snowfall in most areas of the world — including the United States — over the next 100 years. In fact, research conducted by Sarah Kapnick of the Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) program and Thomas Delworth, a senior physical scientist at...

2013-02-18 10:12:56

Hurricane Sandy was a fearsome reminder that coastal communities are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and environmental variability, and that vulnerability is only expected to increase with climate change. Brown University scientists Heather Leslie and Leila Sievanen, members of an interdisciplinary research team focused on human-environment interactions in coastal regions, will discuss these challenges this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the...

Summers Are Getting Warmer
2012-11-13 20:13:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, summer climates in regions across the globe are mostly warming. Scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences headquartered at the University of Colorado Boulder performed an analysis of 90 years of observational data to reveal how the summers are changing. "It is the first time that we show on a local scale that...

2012-05-07 20:18:50

One popular climate record that shows a slower atmospheric warming trend than other studies contains a data calibration problem, and when the problem is corrected the results fall in line with other records and climate models, according to a new University of Washington study. The finding is important because it helps confirm that models that simulate global warming agree with observations, said Stephen Po-Chedley, a UW graduate student in atmospheric sciences who wrote the paper with...

2012-03-05 10:58:28

The exhaust fumes from gasoline vehicles contribute more to the production of a specific type of air pollution-secondary organic aerosols (SOA)-than those from diesel vehicles, according to a new study by scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and other colleagues. "The surprising result we found was that it wasn't diesel engines that were contributing the most to the organic aerosols in LA,"...


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