journal geophysical research

Chilly winters linked to low solar activity


August 27th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 27 (IANS) Periods of low solar activity have been linked with bitterly cold winters, even though the earth's surface continues to warm, according to a new analysis.Scientists have ... Read more...

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Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.Working on a research sailboat gliding over the Pacific ... Read more...

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Clouds to cool the earth


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Analysis of lower cloud levels over the past decade has thrown up hints of a cooling mechanism that may be key to the planet's climate, a ... Read more...

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Life ruled out on Mars after 600 mn year drought


February 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Arid conditions on Mars for more than 600 million years may have been too hostile for any life to survive on its surface Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Algae could have survived frozen earth


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Glaciation could have frozen all life on earth eons ago, but simple organisms like the photosynthetic algae could have survived in a narrow water body such ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melt likely to stabilise


August 12th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Arctic sea ice, which seems fated to melt in response to warming climate, might stabilise or even expand over the next few decades.The computer modelling study ... Read more...

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Greenland ice loss can fill world’s 11th largest lake


May 25th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Two of the three largest glaciers draining a frozen Greenland have lost so much ice that, if melted, could have filled Lake Erie, the world's 11th ... Read more...

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Cutting carbon concentrations can prevent drought


March 25th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Reducing carbon concentrations would have a beneficial spin-off -- help prevent droughts caused by global warming.New research from Carnegie Global Ecology scientists Long Cao and Ken ... Read more...

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Melting ice sheets largest contributor to sea level rise


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are overtaking ice loss from mountain glaciers and ice caps to become the dominant contributor to global sea level rise, ... Read more...

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System that will warn of impending tsunami developed


March 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Seismologists have developed a system that warns of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake, thus helping minimise the death toll by giving locals ... Read more...

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Halting emissions would still make earth warmer


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, the earth would still likely get warmer. While governments debate about potential policies that might curb the emission of greenhouse gases, new ... Read more...

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Earth’s lakes are warming, says NASA study


November 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change, say NASA scientists.Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over Asian region


November 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Large volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half the population of the earth.The eruptions are also believed to ... Read more...

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Space tourism will worsen climate change


October 26th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) A decade of commercial space flight would have a devastating impact on climate change and global temperatures.Scientists believe that vast amounts of black soot created by a new ... Read more...

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Footloose glaciers cracking up


July 15th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Glaciers that lose their grounding on the seafloor and begin floating behave very erratically, producing larger icebergs than their grounded cousins, says a new study. Fabian Walter and colleagues ... Read more...

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Global warming-induced water changes to continue for decades


July 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A reversal of human-induced temperature changes will not quickly return the hydrological cycle to its prewarming state, contrary to popular belief, according to a new study.Peili Wu ... Read more...

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‘Heat waves could be commonplace in US by 2039′


July 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has claimed that heat waves in the United States could become very frequent in the next 30 years."In the next 30 years, we could see ... Read more...

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Wests goods demand behind rapid increase in China’’s CO2


February 23rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Manufacturing goods for the West is behind Chinas increasing carbon emissions, according to a new study.The study has shown that 50 percent of the recent rise in ... Read more...

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Part of Alaskas coast drifting into sea at twice the rate it has in past


February 21st, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that part of Alaskas coast is drifting into the sea at twice the rate it has in the past, reshaping the Arctic ... Read more...

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New map shows how much of earth is scorched


May 23rd, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (IANS) A geographer has designed the first ever map showing how fires have scorched the earth every year since the turn of the millennium. The map reveals that between ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new ocean current, North Pacific Gyre Oscillation


May 1st, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 1 (ANI): Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have discovered a new ocean current that has now been named the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation.The new pattern, has for the ... Read more...

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