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November 20, 2013
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Floods didn’t provide nitrogen ‘fix’ for earliest crops in frigid north

Floods didn’t make floodplains fertile during the dawn of human agriculture in the Earth’s far north because the waters were virtually devoid of nitrogen, unlike other areas of the globe scientists have studied. Instead, the hardy Norsemen and early inhabitants … Continue reading

October 19, 2012
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In Blown-Down Forests, a Story of Survival

To preserve forest health, the best management decision may be to do nothing In newscasts after intense wind and ice storms, damaged trees stand out: snapped limbs, uprooted trunks, entire forests blown nearly flat. In a storm’s wake, landowners, municipalities … Continue reading

February 15, 2012
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The Depths of Winter: How Much Snow Is In Fact On the Ground?

*Will lasers and GPS technology finally enable accurate measurement of snowfall?* Equipped with specialized lasers and GPS technology, scientists are working to address a critical wintertime weather challenge: how to accurately measure the amount of snow on the ground. Transportation … Continue reading

December 11, 2011
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A Better Way to ID Extreme Weather Events in Climate Models

*Berkeley Lab scientists help automate the search for hurricanes and other storms in huge datasets* You’d think that spotting a category 5 hurricane would never be difficult. But when the hurricane is in a global climate model that spans several … Continue reading

February 5, 2011
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Pakistan Floods Last Summer Could Have Been Predicted

WASHINGTON — Five days before intense monsoonal deluges unleashed vast floods across Pakistan last July, computer models at a European weather-forecasting center were giving clear indications that the downpours were imminent. Now, a new scientific study that retrospectively examines the … Continue reading