journal of geophysical research

Mars data indicate carbon dioxide snowfall


September 12th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Scientists have received the clearest evidence yet of carbon dioxide snowfalls on Mars based on data provided by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), NASA reported ... Read more...

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Scientists discover microbes that survive extreme environment


June 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth and appear to have a different way of ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals


February 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says."We have found that sea cucumbers play a vital ... Read more...

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Human-induced global warming requires long-term study


November 20th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS)Isolating the human imprint on global warming amid natural climate fluctuations requires long-term analysis and not short term studies, satellite data reveals.The data indicates that the lower ... Read more...

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Arctic Sea could become iceless by century-end


October 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The Arctic Sea could become iceless by the century-end, according to a chilling scenario forecast by the world's leading scientific institutes. Researchers from CNRS, Universite Joseph ... Read more...

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Paved surfaces foster build-up of polluted air


June 8th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can help pollutants accumulate during summer on paved surfaces, rather than being blown out to sea, ... Read more...

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‘Solar tsunami’ offers new clues about sun


December 15th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) It was the breathtaking solar event that sparked spectacular displays of Northern Lights across much of the northern hemisphere.In August, the sun's surface suddenly erupted and blasted tons ... Read more...

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Earth’s temperature ‘depends on CO2 levels in atmosphere’


October 15th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new atmosphere-ocean climate modeling study has shown that the planet's temperature ultimately depends on the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide and not only on water vapor and ... Read more...

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Irrigation may offset climate change effects in some regions: Study


September 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Expanded irrigation might mitigate the effects of climate change in some areas, a new study has revealed.But some major groundwater aquifers, a source of irrigation water, are projected ... Read more...

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Cutting soot emissions best hope for saving Arctic ice


July 30th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Soot from the burning of fossil fuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought. But, unlike carbon dioxide (CO2), soot lingers only a few weeks ... Read more...

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New technique to predict dust storms, drought


July 10th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers relying on infrared satellite images have developed a method to predict dust and sandstorms in advance. The system can also be used to track drought. The technique had ... Read more...

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Aliens exist on Saturn’s moon: NASA


June 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists at US space agency NASA have found vital clues that primitive aliens could be living on Titan, one of Saturn's biggest moons. On the basis of chemical composition ... Read more...

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Hints of life on Saturn’s moon Titan


June 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Cassini orbiter has discovered hints of life on Saturn's moon Titan.Titan is too cold to support liquid water on its surface, but some scientists suggest exotic life-forms could ... Read more...

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Chile quake occurred in zone of “increased stress” caused by 1960 temblor


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A geologist has determined that the massive, 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27 occurred in an offshore zone that was under increased stress caused by a ... Read more...

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Methane under permafrost could speed up global warming 20-fold


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Melting permafrost in arctic regions, triggered by global warming, will release underground methane. Once released, methane would speed up global warming by trapping the earth's heat radiation about ... Read more...

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Lightning can sometimes behave in very un-spark-like ways


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology, using high-energy particles from space to probe thunderstorms, have accumulated evidence that lightning sometimes behaves in very un-spark-like ways.Lightning can ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint ‘edge of space’, 118 km above earth


April 10th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) A new tool created by scientists has helped them pinpoint the 'edge of space', 118 km above sea level. It is the point where the relatively gentle winds of ... Read more...

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New greenhouse gas 4,800 times worse than carbon dioxide


March 12th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) A gas used in fumigation can potentially contribute to future global warming, but because its production has not yet reached high levels there is still time to nip ... Read more...

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Air travel in tropics causes more global warming than in temperate zones


July 3rd, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): Planning to fly off to the tropics? Well, its time you reconsidered your holiday plans, for according to a new research, a typical flight there has a ... Read more...

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CO2 emission absorption by oceans have halved in the last decade


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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