Atmosphere
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 2 hours
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level... more
Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like... more
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Antarctica's ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds. This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent... more
Telescope technology used to take first undistorted images of eye area involved in glaucoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  nanowerk · 1 day
Data from the probe's 1995 fireball has continued to confound those studying the mission. New simulations and faster computers point to bettering atmospheric entry... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion, generating enough heat to cause plasma... more
Chains of atoms move at lightning speed inside metals  nanowerk · 2 days
A phenomenon that has previously been seen when researchers simulate the properties of planet cores at extreme pressures has now also been observed in pure titanium at atmospheric pressure. Chains... more
Study Sheds New Light on Evolution of Yellow Hypergiants  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In a study published this month in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, astronomers analyzed the properties of four... more
Liquifying a Rocky Exoplanet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterize using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such... more
CO2 emissions cause lost labor productivity, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The planet's warming climate has led to countless changes that are affecting all of us. Droughts, hurricanes, rising sea levels and forest fires—all are now regular events in a world that saw... more
Astroscale, ClearSpace aim to make a bundle removing debris  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Within a year, Astroscale plans to begin a complex series of demonstrations to show the startup’s spacecraft can... more
Physics: An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have explored the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols. more
NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both terrestrial and solar weather impact the ionosphere, the... more
An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Our lives are governed by submicroscopic processes in the nanocosmos. Indeed many natural phenomena begin with a minuscule shift in the states of atoms or molecules, triggered by radiation. One... more
Grand challenges in the science of wind energy  Science Magazine · 6 days
Harvested by advanced technical systems honed over decades of research and development, wind energy has become a mainstream energy resource. However, continued innovation is needed to realize the potential of wind to... more
Has global warming stopped? The tap of incoming energy cannot be turned off  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As a result of industrialization, the carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has increased continuously over the past 100 years, which is... more
Solution to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research into the chemistry of the oceans during ice ages is helping to solve a puzzle that has engaged scientists for more than two decades. At issue is how much of the CO2... more
Grim projections for the ocean—and the life within it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The chain of causation that connects rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to the marine biota has been made clearer by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... more
Liquifying a rocky exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rocky exoplanets that are around Earth-size are comparatively small, which makes them incredibly difficult to detect and characterise using telescopes. What are the optimal conditions to find such small planets that linger in the darkness? "A rocky planet that is... more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat... more
Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially... more
Researchers find global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and human activities, such as energy production and agriculture. more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  ESA · 1 week
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with... more
Ancient Maya canals and fields show early and extensive impacts on tropical forests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New evidence in Belize shows the ancient Maya responded to population and environmental pressures by creating massive agricultural features in wetlands, potentially... more
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of how the ocean helps... more
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University of Maryland (UMD) scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of... more
Indonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Indonesia is currently in the throes of an environmental emergency. Thousands of hectares of forest are burning across the vast... more
A new delivery system for insoluble drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Stable metal organic frameworks are prized for their ability to capture carbon dioxide or harvest atmospheric water, but U-M researchers have developed a use for unstable metal organic frameworks: as a system for drug... more
Just add water: Chemists suggest a fix for insoluble drugs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Stable metal organic frameworks are prized for their ability to capture carbon dioxide or harvest atmospheric water, but U-M researchers have developed a use for unstable metal organic... more
Just add water: Chemists suggest a fix for insoluble drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Stable metal organic frameworks are prized for their ability to capture carbon dioxide or harvest atmospheric water, but researchers have developed a use for unstable metal organic frameworks:... more
NASA examines extra-tropical large Lorenzo's rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lorenzo is still at hurricane force in the eastern North Atlantic has now transitioned to an extra-tropical cyclone and has grown in size. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at... more
Scientists predict average late winter precipitation in western Europe for the next decade  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a new study, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) show that the average March precipitation, over the next... more
Researchers advancing understanding of vital enzyme  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nitrogenases, the enzymes responsible for converting atmospheric nitrogen into the nitrogen-based compounds used by living things, have been a major focus of chemistry research for decades because of the pivotal role that nitrogen fertilizers play in... more
Researchers synthesize 'impossible' superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the U.S., Russia, and China have bent the rules of classical chemistry and synthesized a "forbidden" compound of cerium and hydrogen—CeH9—which exhibits superconductivity at a relatively low pressure of 1 million atmospheres. The paper came out in Nature... more
Researchers employ low-cost sensors to detect and track the origins of air pollutants in India  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At any moment in Delhi, India, a resident might start their car, releasing exhaust that floats into the... more
Study finds rising ozone a hidden threat to corn  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, has received relatively little attention as a potential... more
HALO mission investigates ozone depletion and processes affecting climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The German research aircraft HALO will explore the southern hemisphere as part of the SouthTRAC (Transport and Composition of the Southern Hemisphere UTLS) project in September and November 2019. Data... more
Humankind did not live with a high-carbon dioxide atmosphere until 1965  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Humans have never before lived with the high carbon dioxide atmospheric conditions that have become the norm on Earth in the last 60 years, according to... more
Aerosols from coniferous forests no longer cool the climate as much  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Emissions of greenhouse gases have a warming effect on the climate, whereas small airborne particles in the atmosphere, aerosols, act as a cooling mechanism. That is... more
Humankind did not live with a high-carbon dioxide atmosphere until 1965  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Humans have never before lived with the high carbon dioxide atmospheric conditions that have become the norm on Earth in the last 60 years, according to... more
Aerosols from coniferous forests no longer cool the climate as much  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Emissions of greenhouse gases have a warming effect on the climate, whereas small airborne particles in the atmosphere, aerosols, act as a cooling mechanism. That is... more
How and when was carbon distributed on Earth?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A magma ocean existing during the core formation is thought to have been highly depleted in carbon due to its high-siderophile (iron loving) behavior. Thus, most of the carbon forming the atmosphere... more
Earth, wind, flora sway Trinidad sulfur levels  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As scientists observe the force of nature through a satellite weather tracker, they only see the day's events. To observe the long-term atmospheric influence, University of Cincinnati geologists are taking research a step further... more
'Moment of truth' at key UN climate summit  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on "climate emergency" aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into... more
Daily rainfall over Sumatra linked to larger atmospheric phenomenon  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Atmospheric scientists reveal details of the connection between a larger atmospheric phenomenon, termed the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and the daily patterns of rainfall in the Maritime Continent. more
Daily rainfall over Sumatra linked to larger atmospheric phenomenon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Around the globe, communities are concerned with rain and storms. An area known as the "Maritime Continent," which includes major islands such as Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, along... more
Venus takes center stage in October 2020 observation campaign  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Next October, Venus will be the focus of an international campaign of coordinated observations involving two space agencies, three missions and multiple ground-based telescopes and planetary scientists around the world.... more
Controlling methane is a fast and critical way to slow global warming, say Princeton experts  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In independent studies, two Princeton University research teams recently identified surprisingly large sources of methane, a powerful greenhouse... more
Drones probe terrestrial dust devils to better understand the atmosphere of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dust devils, small dusty whirlwinds, have been studied for decades. But, says Brian Jackson, an associate professor in the Department of Physics at Boise... more
The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5{degrees}C  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Increased concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases have led to a global mean surface temperature 1.0°C higher than during the pre-industrial period. We expand on the recent IPCC Special... more
Dust from Disintegrated Asteroid Triggered Mid-Ordovician Ice Age  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
There’s always a lot of extraterrestrial dust floating down to Earth, but this dust is normally only a tiny fraction... more
Satellite data can reveal fire susceptibility in peatlands  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and creates a thick haze. These blazes can usher in long-term climate impacts that... more
Scientists Will Deliberately Encase Their Ship In Arctic Sea Ice  NPR · 4 weeks
An ambitious Arctic expedition launches Friday. Scientists want to get their icebreaker stuck in the ice for a year so they can study the ice, ocean and atmosphere... more
Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles, and... more
Simulation of Eocene extreme warmth and high climate sensitivity through cloud feedbacks  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The Early Eocene, a period of elevated atmospheric CO2 (>1000 ppmv), is considered an analog for future climate. Previous modeling attempts have been unable... more
Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles, and... more
Scientists identify weather event behind extreme cold in Europe and Asia during February 2018  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers have identified a weather event that caused an unusually extreme cold wave to hit Europe and Asia during the... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilization, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers have isolated... more
Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the... more
ARIEL exoplanet mission celebrates machine learning challenge and citizen science launch  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ARIEL, an ESA mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has announced the winners of its first international Machine Learning Data Challenge and... more
Researchers simulate processes prevailing in early magma oceans  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The reason why the Earth's atmosphere has contained so much oxygen since about two billion years ago compared to the atmospheres of other known planets has for a long time remained a... more
Stony-iron meteor caused August impact flash at Jupiter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Analysis of a bright flash in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by an amateur astronomer in August 2019 has revealed that the likely cause was a small asteroid with a density typical of stony-iron... more
Earth to warm more quickly, new climate models show  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Greenhouse gases thrust into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels are warming Earth's surface more quickly than previously understood, according to new climate models set to replace those used in... more
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