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Global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought, a new NASA-led modeling study predicts. The study demonstrates for the first time how rising carbon dioxide concentrations could affect the entire range of rainfall types on Earth.
Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests.
A new modeling study from NASA confirms that when tiny air pollution particles we commonly call soot â€“ also known as black carbon â€“ travel along wind currents from densely populated south Asian cities and accumulate over a climate hotspot called the Tibetan Plateau, the result may be anything but inconsequential.
GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA-led study has found new evidence that a "heat pump" effect, driven by emissions of soot, or black carbon, contributes as much (or more) to atmospheric warming in the Himalayas as greenhouse gases.
A recent NASA study suggests that tiny dust particles may have foiled forecasts that the 2006 hurricane season would be another active one.
Breaking news in recent years has been swamped with stories of extreme weather. Are rain-producing weather events increasing worldwide, and if so, what is the relationship, if any, between their growth and climate change?
When a small pebble drops into a serene pool of water, it causes a ripple in the water in every direction, even disturbing distant still waters. NASA researchers have found a similar process at work in the atmosphere: tiny particles in the air called aerosols can cause a rippling effect on the climate thousands of miles away from their source region.
Who would think that something like dust in the air could trigger rain? According to a new NASA study, this is just what's happening over South Asia's Tibetan Plateau.
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