atmospheric sciences

Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth ... Read more...

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Asteroid bigger than aircraft carrier closing in


November 6th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) An asteroid larger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and Moon Tuesday. It will be the closest encounter by such a huge space ... Read more...

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Alarm bells over Greenland ice melt


October 26th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don?t hit record highs, say scientists. A new analysis by Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in earth ... Read more...

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Earth will recover faster from global warming show prehistoric evidence


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analysed evidence from a prehistoric event and come to the conclusion that the Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Scientists find significant increase in microearthquakes after Chilean quake


February 26th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology studied seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February and found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California ... Read more...

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Rogue storm system caused devastating Pakistan floods


January 26th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists have found that the disastrous floods that hit Pakistan last summer were caused by a rogue weather system that wandered hundreds of miles farther west than is ... Read more...

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Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century


January 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) If your house seems dustier than usual, it may have nothing to do with your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the atmosphere has doubled over the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Global warming to turn clouds into heat traps


December 12th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Global warming will turn clouds into heat traps, worsening the greenhouse gas effects, and chances that clouds will save us from climate change are low, an expert says. ... Read more...

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Versatile bugs found under ocean crust


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon life teeming with versatile bugs in the deepest layers of the ocean crust. Some of these microbes, existing in temperatures near the boiling ... Read more...

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Busy microbial world found in deepest ocean crust ever explored


November 20th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered bacteria with a remarkable range of capabilities, including eating hydrocarbons and natural gas, and "fixing" or storing carbon, in the deepest layer of ocean crust ... Read more...

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Haiti quake caused by unknown fault, say scientists


October 26th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that a previously unmapped fault was responsible for the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti and that the originally blamed fault remains ... Read more...

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Why Antarctic sea ice is increasing despite warming climate


August 17th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): While the Arctic sea ice has been decreasing over the years, the Antarctic sea ice extent has been increasing slightly - a phenomenon that has left scientists baffled."We ... Read more...

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New theory to reveal why midcontinent faults generate earthquakes?


July 31st, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University may finally unravel the mystery of why the New Madrid fault - lying in the middle of the North American continent and not along ... Read more...

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Scientists develop easier way to predict snowfall


February 20th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Utah, US, have developed an easier way for meteorologists to predict snowfall amounts and density.Based on a study of 457 winter storms during ... Read more...

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Ancient DNA reveals woolly mammoths survived the Ice Age


December 15th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): An international team has used DNA samples from frozen dirt, not fossilized bones, to show that megafauna like the woolly mammoths survived the Ice Age and were possible ... Read more...

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Scientists find 11 times more aftershocks for 2004 San Andreas fault quake


November 24th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Using a technique normally used for detecting weak tremors, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, US, discovered that the 2004 magnitude 6 earthquake along the Parkfield section ... Read more...

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Lab machine developed to study glacial sliding related to rising sea levels


November 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): A scientist from Iowa State University in the US has developed a lab machine to study glacial sliding related to rising sea levels.The scientist in question is Neal ... Read more...

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Rip currents pose greater risk to swimmers than to shoreline


October 14th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study has indicated that rip currents pose greater risk to swimmers than to shoreline.Rip currents, which are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the ... Read more...

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Global 3D map indicates presence of water in certain areas of Earth’s mantle


August 20th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists from Oregon State University in the US have created the first global three-dimensional map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle, which suggests that that enhanced conductivity ... Read more...

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Budget gives fillip to R&D in science


July 6th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Research and development (R&D) programmes in science and technology were in focus in the union budget presented Monday, with special emphasis on nano technology and earth ... Read more...

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New form of El Nino may increase chances of hurricanes making landfall


July 3rd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A study by climatologists at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that a new form of El Nino may be changing potentially causing not only a greater number ... Read more...

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Life on earth literally fell from space!


June 3rd, 2009 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 3 (IANS) Life on earth literally fell from space, according to new Canadian research. Analysis of a meteorite that fell from space on the frozen Tagish Lake in Canada in 2000 ... Read more...

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Pacific coast is turning more acidic, determines new research


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): An international team of scientists surveying the waters of the continental shelf off the West Coast of North America has discovered that the Pacific coast is turning ... Read more...

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Diatoms can help remove phosphorous naturally from oceans


May 3rd, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have discovered a new way to naturally remove phosphorous from the oceans, taking the help of diatoms ... Read more...

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Researchers develop computer model of key component of Earth’s crust


March 6th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A team of Cornell researchers has created a mathematical computer model of the formation of granulite, a fine-grained metamorphic rock, in the Earth's crust.Granulite, composed mainly of ... Read more...

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