Atmosphere
3 Questions: Josh Moss on tackling urban pollution  MIT · 16 hours
PhD student Josh Moss uses computer modeling and physical experiments to examine the key transformations that emissions undergo in the atmosphere. more
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than Neptune around stars bright enough for spectroscopic investigations of their masses and... more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 18 hours
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it. more
Simulated ocean mesoscale structures induce air-sea interaction  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The mesoscale activities (or mesoscale structures) in the ocean possess immense energy. Such structures (including oceanic fronts and eddies) can induce mesoscale air-sea interaction (MASI) and then greatly impact oceanic circulation. MASI is distinct... more
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
Ocean acidification shown to have negative impact on fish skeletons  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For more than a century, the world's oceans have been becoming steadily more acidic as they soak up ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the... more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Next to rising temperatures and dwindling oxygen concentrations, acidification is one of the major threats to marine life due to the changing global climate. Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere... more
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond  ESA · 3 days
The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice... more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of... more
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere,... more
Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere,... more
Researchers develop large-scale window material for high-efficiency PM2.5 capture  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Tuning the light intensity and reducing the concentration of atmospheric particulate matter in commercial buildings are both crucial to keep indoor people comfortable and healthy. more
Understanding carbon cycle feedbacks to predict climate change at large scale  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much as 135 gigatons of atmospheric... more
From Chelyabinsk to Cuba: The meteor connection  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On February 1, 2019 a bright meteor crossed the sky over Cuba in the middle of the day. The phenomenon, which was followed by a smoke trail (a characteristic cloud left by the burn... more
Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The evolution of planet Earth and the emergence of life during its first half-billion years are inextricably linked, with a series of planetwide transformations—formation of the... more
El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says El Nino is back, but it is weak more
Existing climate models useful in forecasting, model testing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of scientists has figured out a shortcut way to produce skillful seasonal climate forecasts with a fraction of the computing power normally needed. The technique involves searching within existing global... more
Expert discusses machine learning and climate modeling  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, predicting what the future has in store for Earth's climate means dealing in uncertainties. For example, the core climate projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put the global temperature... more
Source apportionment of circum-Arctic atmospheric black carbon from isotopes and modeling  Science Magazine · 1 week
Black carbon (BC) contributes to Arctic climate warming, yet source attributions are inaccurate due to lacking observational constraints and uncertainties in emission inventories. Year-round, isotope-constrained observations... more
Latest weather satellite will improve forecasts for western U.S., Alaska, HawaiiFebruary 12, 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation geostationary weather satellites, has completed its checkout phase and... more
Organic particles modulate soot mixing in the atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the atmosphere, individual soot particles emitted from human activities often encounter and combine with organic material, forming soot-containing particles. A research team led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's... more
Trump nominee's family company fined for sexual harassment  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A family-run weather company, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has agreed to pay $290,000 after an agency found the company subjected... more
Trump nominee's family company fined for sex harassment  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A family-run weather company, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has agreed to pay $290,000 after an agency found the company subjected... more
Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis—the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art... more
MAVEN spacecraft shrinking its Mars orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars. The... more
Many Arctic lakes give off less carbon than expected  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. One consequence of that trend is the thawing of permafrost, a layer of earth that has remained... more
Climate change is already making Atlantic hurricanes more fierce, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change has already made Atlantic hurricanes more fierce, driving up the number of storms that rapidly intensify, become more lethal and difficult to forecast, according... more
Digesting hydrocarbons  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Volatile organic compounds can be found in the air—everywhere. A wide range of sources, including from plants, cooking fuels and household cleaners, emit these compounds directly. They also can be formed in the atmosphere through a complex network of photochemical... more
Pence Promises Missions to the Moon and Mars During Day of Remembrance  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Vice President Mike Pence honored the nation’s fallen astronauts Thursday, February 7, during a NASA day of remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials at... more
Cygnus Cargo Ship Takes Out the Trash at the International Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station sent a cargo capsule containing 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kilograms) of trash on its way today (Feb. 8);... more
Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. Using a combination of cutting-edge ground-based technology and new space-borne observations, they have demonstrated the essential role of an auroral breakup... more
Liberal sprinkling of salt discovered around a young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star. Though salts have been found... more
Generating electricity with rice straw  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rice straw is the waste product of growing rice. Normally, it is simply burned adding sooty pollution to the local air and nudging up atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. What if there were a better alternative to simply burning... more
Video: Flying under Aeolus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August 2018, scientists have been busy fine-tuning and calibrating this latest Earth Explorer satellite. Aeolus carries a revolutionary instrument, which comprises a powerful laser, a large telescope and a very sensitive receiver. It... more
Hubble Telescope Watches the Weather on Uranus and Neptune  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
If you don't like your local weather, perhaps you would prefer the atmosphere on Uranus or Neptune — and the Hubble Space Telescope has an update on each planet's current... more
Mars: What We Know About the Red Planet  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn about planet Mars’ atmosphere, water supply and the possibility to support life, plus, findings from the Mars exploration rover mission. more
Dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus. more
Liberal sprinkling of salt discovered around a young star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star. Though salts have been found... more
Researchers pinpoint promising approach for analyzing atmospheric particles from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new analysis has revealed that advanced satellite-based instrument capabilities are needed for global monitoring of microscopic particles, or aerosols, in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere. Aerosols... more
Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During its routine yearly monitoring of the weather on our solar system's outer planets, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a new mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a... more
Promising approach for analyzing atmospheric particles from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new analysis has revealed that advanced satellite-based instrument capabilities are needed for global monitoring of microscopic particles, or aerosols, in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere. more
Diffusing the methane bomb—we can still make a difference  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon-containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to... more
2018 was the 4th-warmest year on record, NOAA and NASA reveal  CBC · 2 weeks
Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have declared 2018 the... more
2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more
2018 fourth warmest year in continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more
Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands... more
Growing the tallest is not always the best option  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Plants need sunlight to feed and grow. Without light, photosynthesis, the reaction by which the plant chloroplasts convert atmospheric CO2 and water into sugars and oxygen, cannot take place. In... more
Polar vortex: The science behind the cold  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The polar vortex, a swirl of low-pressure air six miles up in the atmosphere, blasted much of the American Midwest and Northeast in late January 2019 with temperatures cold enough to bring on frostbite... more
Chloroplast retrograde signaling attenuates elongation response to shade in plants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Plants need sunlight to feed and grow. Without light, the photosynthesis, the reaction by which the plant chloroplasts convert atmospheric CO2 and water into sugars and oxygen, cannot... more
New scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river storms  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of researchers has created a scale to characterize the strength and impacts of the weather phenomenon known as 'atmospheric rivers.' more
New scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river storms  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has created a scale to characterize the strength and... more
Male killer whales hunt more than females  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It's hard to tell just how imperilled killer whales are. With several different forms—some of which may even be different species—it's unclear which are at serious risk and which are less vulnerable. But one... more
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Arctic permafrost is thawing as the Earth warms due to climate change. In some cases, scientists predict that this thawing soil will release increasing amounts of... more
A warming world increases air pollution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The new study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution. more
Carbon, climate, and North America's oldest trees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In an age of unprecedented high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the question of whether or not plants and trees can utilize excess carbon through photosynthesis is one of paramount importance. Researchers have observed what... more
Carbon, climate, and North America's oldest boreal trees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In an age of unprecedented high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the question of whether or not plants and trees can utilize excess carbon through photosynthesis is one of paramount importance. Researchers have... more
New photoreduction process decreases presence of oxidized mercury in atmosphere  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Excited State Quantic Chemistry group of the Institute of Molecular Science of the Scientific Park of the University of Valencia, is taking part in a project that... more
Super-Earth Smackdowns May Explain Diverse Worlds  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Crashing a giant space rock into a young planet can strip off some or all of its atmosphere, creating a wealth of different types of worlds. more
More of Africa scarred by fires than thought  ESA · 3 weeks
Wildfires can cause devastation and are also to blame for more than a quarter of greenhouse gases being released into... more
China Tests World's 1st Robot Ship for Launching Small Rockets  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
China has built the world's first robotic, partially submersible boat for launching sounding rockets — a technology that will help meteorologists better understand the atmosphere over Earth's oceans. more
Coffee Lovers May Someday Brew Their Java with Space-Roasted Beans  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
There's gourmet coffee, and then there's coffee roasted by the searing heat of re-entry into Earth's atmosphere from the edge of space. more
Steaming lakes and thundersnow: 4 questions answered about weird winter weather  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Extreme cold weather can produce unusual phenomena, from so-called sea smoke to slushy ocean waves. As atmospheric scientist Scott Denning explains, these striking events are caused... more
Grad student finds adding fresh carbon to permafrost triggers carbon loss  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Permafrost underlies nearly 85 percent of Alaska and nearly a quarter of the landmass in the northern hemisphere. This perennially frozen soil contains twice as much... more
Super-Earth Smackdowns May Explain Diverse Worlds  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Crashing a giant space rock into a young planet can strip off some or all of its atmosphere, creating a wealth of different types of worlds. more
Titan’s oddly thick atmosphere may come from cooked organic compounds  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Saturn’s moon Titan might get some of its hazy atmosphere by baking organic molecules in a warm core. more
European waters drive ocean overturning, key for regulating climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international study reveals the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, which helps regulate Earth's climate, is highly variable and primarily driven by the conversion of warm, salty, shallow waters into colder,... more
China Has a Robot Ship that Launches Small Rockets ... for Science  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
China has built the world's first robotic, partially submersible boat for launching sounding rockets — a technology that will help meteorologists better understand the... more
Unexpected link found between natural contaminants and manmade pollutants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists are a step closer to understanding what controls fine particulate matter in the Earth's atmosphere after identifying new linkages between natural contaminants and with manmade pollutants. more
Unexpected link between air pollutants from plants and humanmade emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists are a step closer to understanding what controls fine particulate matter in the Earth's atmosphere after identifying new linkages between natural contaminants and with humanmade pollutants. more
Unexpected link between air pollutants from plants and manmade emissions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists are a step closer to understanding what controls fine particulate matter in the Earth's atmosphere after identifying new linkages between natural contaminants and with manmade pollutants. more
China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers... more
Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate... more
China's regulations unsuccessful in curbing methane emissions: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
China, already the world's leading emitter of human-caused greenhouse gases, continues to pump increasing amounts of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere despite tough new regulations on gas releases from its coal mines,... more
Carbon capture and conversion must not rely on rare metals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Last year, humans emitted approximately 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – a disastrous and unsustainable figure. To avoid the worst effects of climate change... more
The world's shellfish are under threat as our oceans become more acidic  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the past few million years the world's oceans have existed in a slightly alkaline state, with an average pH of 8.2. Now, with... more
Cattle urine's planet-warming power can be curtailed with land restoration  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The exceptional climate-altering capabilities of cattle are mainly due to methane, which they blast into the atmosphere during their daily digestive routine. Cattle urine is a lesser-known climate... more
The Sun in 2018 as Seen by Proba-2  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
This montage of 365 images shows the changing activity of our Sun through the eyes of ESA’s Proba-2 satellite during... more
Study: Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Earth's atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in... more
To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway, on a 4-stage Black Brant XII sounding rocket.... more
To catch a wave, rocket launches from top of world  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from Norway. The rocket flew through active aurora borealis, or northern lights, to study the waves... more
Climate change reshaping how heat moves around globe  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The Earth's atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face... more
Why Are the Northern and Southern Lights Different?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Auroras paint the sky around the poles when the sun is particularly active, flinging highly charged particles at Earth's atmosphere — but to scientists' surprise, displays at the north and the south... more
How sponges undermine coral reefs from within  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Coral reefs are demolished from within by bio-eroding sponges. Seeking refuge from predators, these sponges bore tunnels into the carbonate coral structures, thus weakening the reefs. Scientists from the Royal NIOZ Netherlands Institute for... more
The sun in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This montage of 365 images shows the changing activity of our sun through the eyes of ESA's Proba-2 satellite during 2018. The images were taken by the satellite's SWAP camera, which works at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the sun's... more
Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life
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Video: Flying under Aeolus
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Polar vortex: The science behind the cold
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Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
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Steaming lakes and thundersnow: 4 questions answered about weird winter weather
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The world's shellfish are under threat as our oceans become more acidic
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