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One would not assume that cloud cover over Antactica's Southern Ocean could cause rainfall in Zambia or the tropical island of Java. New research from the University of Washington, however, finds that a phantom band of rainfall just south of the equator that does not occur in reality is caused by poor simulation of the cloud cover thousands of miles farther to the south.
The World Climate Research Programs Open Science Conference begins today in Denver, USA. The week-long event brings together climate scientists from over 80 countries to discuss the latest findings on climate and identify pressing questions.
The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change.
Earth has a limited amount of water that recycles itself in what is called the â€˜water cycleâ€™.
The 2009 â€œALBERT EINSTEINâ€ World Award of Science will be presented to Prof. Sir John Houghton, President of the John Ray Initiative, United Kingdom.
During October and November 2008, some 150 scientists from 40 institutions in eight nations â€” including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory â€” will take part in an international field experiment designed to make observations of critical components of the climate system of the southeastern Pacific.
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