Tag Archives: Climate Change

Climate patterns shape forest wildfire recovery

An alternating north–south drought cycle in the western US restricts seedlings’ ability to regenerate after fires. Continue reading

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Tropical soils could be accelerating global warming

A field study challenges climate simulations by showing increased carbon loss from warmed low latitude soils. Continue reading

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Tropical soils may accelerate global warming

New experiments challenge climate simulations that predict minimal carbon loss from soils in the tropics. Read more in Physics Today…

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Southern Ocean absorbs less CO2 than previously thought

Winter measurements by robotic floats call current carbon estimates into question. Continue reading

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Move a plateau, change a climate

Climate models explore how changes in the Tibetan Plateau’s latitudinal position and elevation may have affected ancient Asia’s climate. Continue reading

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The history of a monsoon-inducing plateau

The East Asian monsoon evolved in response to changes in the latitude and elevation of the Tibetan Plateau.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Black carbon in Antarctica

Spectral and chemical measurements highlight the local effects of pollutants on the albedo of Antarctic snow. Continue reading

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California’s recent weather extremes

A planetary-scale pattern of atmospheric waves may be responsible for California’s droughts and floods. Continue reading

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A hard rain’s a-gonna fall

A high-resolution climate model predicts an almost across-the-board increase in extreme precipitation events throughout North America. Continue reading

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New Research Project: Seismic Hazards

The next addition to Research Now’s expanding portfolio of research projects is an evaluation of the faults and character of the seafloor in the vicinity of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. Continue reading

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