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October 14, 2014
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Neue Vorhersage-Methode: Extreme Fluten in den Anden

Fluten nach extremen Regenfällen in den Anden können durch eine neue Methode jetzt besser vorhergesagt werden. In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind diese Ereignisse durch den Klimawandel stärker und häufiger geworden. Die Untersuchung komplexer Netzwerke in Satelliten-Wetterdaten ermöglicht nun erstmals den … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
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Klimarekonstruktion im Regenwald: Pflanzenwachse geben Einblick in die letzten 24.000 Jahre

Rund um den Indischen Ozean verteilen sich die Niederschläge extrem unterschiedlich: Wenn es im Regenwald auf Sumatra besonders stark regnet, müssen Mensch und Tier im ohnehin trockenen Ostafrika mit Dürre rechnen. Dieses zyklisch auftretende, Klimaphänomen existiert schon seit 10.000 Jahren, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014
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El Niño tied to melting of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

Pine Island Glacier is one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea. The floating ice shelf at the glacier’s tip has been melting and thinning for the past four decades, causing the glacier to … Continue reading

November 10, 2013
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If a tree falls in Brazil…? Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.

In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in … Continue reading

October 30, 2013
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Watching Earth’s Winds, On a Shoestring

Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the International Space Station (ISS)-RapidScat isn’t your average NASA Earth science mission. Short for Rapid Scatterometer, ISS-RapidScat will monitor ocean winds from the vantage point of the space station . … Continue reading

October 12, 2013
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How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics

Each year, the land-dwelling Christmas Island red crab takes an arduous and shockingly precise journey from its earthen burrow to the shores of the Indian Ocean where weeks of mating and egg laying await. Native to the Australian territories of … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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2013 Summer Could be Similar to Last Summer, MU Researcher Says

Farmers should prepare for possible drought conditions through July COLUMBIA, Mo. – Last summer, the Midwest experienced one of the hottest and driest summers on record. While a few rain showers have occurred across the Midwest the past few weeks, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013
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Pacific Locked in ‘La Nada’ Limbo

Sea-surface height data from NASA’s Jason-2 satellite show that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is still locked in what some call a neutral, or ‘La Nada’ state. This condition follows two years of strong, cool-water La Nina events. A new image, … Continue reading