Atmosphere
Red Sea huge source of air pollution, greenhouse gases: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Hydrocarbon gases bubbling from the bottom of the Red Sea are polluting the atmosphere at a rate equivalent to the emissions of some large fossil fuel exporting countries,... more
Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist  ESA · 5 hours
ESA, NASA, the European Commission, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the National... more
The long-term effects of wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
The recent massive wildfires in Australia have killed more than 30 people and an estimated 1 billion animals, and burned 2,500 homes and millions of acres. And the human toll is expected to rise even after the blazes... more
The hottest exoplanet's atmosphere is melting before our eyes  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
The hottest known exoplanet in the universe constantly has half of its atmosphere melted, a new study suggests more
Airborne measurements point to low EPA methane estimates in south central US  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Approximately twice as much methane is seeping into the atmosphere than the Environmental Protection Agency estimates from oil and gas facilities in the south... more
Atmospheric river storms and climate change are driving increased and costly flooding  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Ask people to name the world's largest river, and most will probably guess that it's the Amazon, the Nile or the Mississippi. In fact,... more
Large amounts of oxygen detected in ancient star's atmosphere  nanowerk · 3 days
An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known. more
Can polarity-inverted membranes self-assemble on Titan?  Science Magazine · 4 days
The environmental and chemical limits of life are two of the most central questions in astrobiology. Our understanding of life’s boundaries has implications on the efficacy of biosignature identification in exoplanet atmospheres and in the solar... more
Astronomers Find Huge Amount of Oxygen in Ancient Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Using high-resolution spectroscopic observations from the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) on the 10-m Keck I telescope... more
Australia fires speed global CO2 level rise: UK Met Office  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Carbon emissions from the wildfires that have ravaged much of southeast Australia are a major driver of what are predicted to be record worldwide atmospheric CO2 levels throughout... more
Contract secures build of ozone-monitoring Altius satellite  ESA · 4 days
ESA has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to build Altius. This new mission will deliver profiles of concentrations of stratospheric ozone with... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Astronomers have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists call J0815+4729.... more
NESSI emerges as new tool for exoplanet atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The darkness surrounding the Hale Telescope breaks with a sliver of blue sky as the dome begins to open, screeching with metallic, sci-fi-like sounds atop San Diego County's Palomar Mountain. The historic... more
A relationship between severe winter weather and Arctic warmth?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new review article published in Nature Climate Change evaluates whether severe winter weather in the United States, Europe and Asia is sensitive to Arctic temperatures. The lead author is... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts... more
Computer model shows ancient Earth with an atmosphere 70 percent carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from the University of Washington has found evidence that the Earth's atmosphere approximately 2.7 billion years ago might have been... more
Atmospheric CO2 levels from 2.7 billion years ago inferred from micrometeorite oxidation  Science Magazine · 6 days
Earth’s atmospheric composition during the Archean eon of 4 to 2.5 billion years ago has few constraints. However, the geochemistry of recently discovered iron-rich... more
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Permafrost, the perennially frozen subsoil in Earth's northernmost regions, has been collecting and storing plant and animal matter since long before the last Ice Age. The... more
NASA sounding rocket observing nitric oxide in polar night  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Aurora, also known as the northern lights, are a sight to behold as they dance across the sky when solar winds collide with the Earth's atmosphere. more
Missing piece to urban air quality puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Air quality models have long failed to accurately predict atmospheric levels of secondary organic aerosol, which comprises a substantial fraction of the fine particulate matter in cities. But researchers have found a missing source... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists has found atmospheric levels... more
Five ways to turn carbon dioxide from pollution to a valuable product  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's far easier to avoid burning fossil fuels than it is to clean up CO2 emissions once they're in the Earth's atmosphere. But the... more
London just broke a 300-year-old weather record—but you probably didn't even notice it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the early hours of Monday January 20 2020, something unusual was happening in the atmosphere above the southern British Isles. Just... more
Emissions of potent greenhouse gas rises, contradicting reports of huge reductions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Despite reports that global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were almost eliminated in 2017, an international team of scientists, led by the University... more
Chemists find fungal shrapnel in the air  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a discovery that has implications for our understanding of the air we breathe, UCI chemists report that they've found nanoscale fragments of fungal cells in the atmosphere. The pieces are extremely small, measuring... more
The Sun in 2019  ESA · 1 week
Image: The changing activity of our Sun as seen by ESA’s Proba-2 satellite in 2019.The satellite is continuously monitoring the Sun – one image was selected to represent... more
Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. A research team has now shown for the first time that Cyanobacteria... more
NRL researching rivers in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory plan to take a harder look in 2020 at a prime, yet difficult to model, component of the global water cycle known as atmospheric rivers. more
NOAA signals strong appetite for radio occultation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models.... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
Atmospheric fungal nanoparticle bursts  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Aerosol nanoparticles play an important role in the climate system by affecting cloud formation and properties, as well as in human health because of their deep reach into lungs and the circulatory system. Determining nanoparticle sources and composition is a... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts... more
Sulfur hexafluoride: The truths and myths of this greenhouse gas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The atmospheric concentration of the highly-potent greenhouse gas SF6 has never been higher. Fingers have been pointed at the expanding renewables industry, but is that a fair assessment? more
No need to dig too deep to find gold!  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Why are some porphyry deposits rich in copper while others contain gold? A researcher investigated how the metals are accumulated over the time duration of a mineralizing event and discover... more
Magnetic storms originate closer to Earth than previously thought, threatening satellites  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beyond Earth's atmosphere are swirling clouds of energized particles—ions and electrons—that emanate from the sun. This "solar wind" buffets the magnetosphere, the magnetic force field that... more
New study reveals international movements of Atlantic tarpon, need for protection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The results of an 18-year study of Atlantic tarpon by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed that... more
NOAA set to update space weather fleet  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to update its aging space weather fleet. SpaceNews.com more
Climate gas budgets highly overestimate methane discharge from Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The atmospheric concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has almost tripled since the beginning of industrialisation. Methane emissions from natural sources are poorly understood. This is especially... more
Cracks in Arctic sea ice turn low clouds on and off  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The prevailing view has been that more leads are associated with more low-level clouds during winter. But an atmospheric scientists noticed something strange in their study... more
Mars: Water could disappear faster than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The small red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest. An international research team has just revealed that water vapor is accumulating in large quantities... more
Cracks in Arctic sea ice turn low clouds on and off  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The prevailing view has been that more leads are associated with more low-level clouds during winter. But University of Utah atmospheric scientists noticed something strange in... more
Water could disappear from Mars faster than expected  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mars is losing water more quickly than theory and observations would suggest. The gradual disappearance of water (H2O) occurs in the upper atmosphere of Mars as sunlight and chemistry disassociate water molecules... more
What if storing carbon dioxide would also allow us to heat our homes?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Recognized by the scientific community as the main cause of global warming, CO2 levels in the atmosphere continue to soar, as confirmed by the November 2019 report of... more
Eastward shift and extension of ENSO-induced tropical precipitation anomalies under global warming  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
During El Niño events, increased precipitation occurs over the equatorial central eastern Pacific, corresponding to enhanced convective heating that modulates global climate by exciting... more
Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Permafrost is ground that remains frozen throughout the year; it covers nearly a quarter of Northern Hemisphere land. The frozen state of permafrost enables it to store large amounts of carbon; about twice as... more
Extensive fires in southeastern Siberian permafrost linked to preceding Arctic Oscillation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Carbon release through boreal fires could considerably accelerate Arctic warming; however, boreal fire occurrence mechanisms and dynamics remain largely unknown. Here, we analyze fire activity and... more
El Niño-Southern Oscillation heat engine shifts eastward under global warming  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the strongest signal in interannual climate variation. El Niño increases the precipitation over the equatorial central-eastern Pacific, which releases more latent heat into... more
Suffocating ozone—policies that stem emission of precursor chemicals save lives and crops  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nitrogen, volatile organic compounds and sunlight are the three ingredients that form the smog that regularly chokes people and plants, causing tens of thousands... more
Four ways to reduce the carbon in your food basket  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How does your food shop affect the planet? Well, think of it like this—consuming just one egg emits between 260 and 330g of CO₂ to the atmosphere. That's... more
Researcher studies near-surface wind effects on landscape evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The accurate characterization of near-surface winds is critical to understanding past and modern climate. Dust lifted by these winds has the potential to modify surface and atmospheric conditions, according to a University... more
Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres that may accelerate the search for life. The new technique detects the signal that oxygen molecules produce when... more
Scientists develop new method to detect oxygen on exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed a new method for detecting oxygen in exoplanet atmospheres that may accelerate the search for life. more
Bio-coal: A renewable and massively producible fuel from lignocellulosic biomass  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Development of renewable energy is essential to mitigating the fossil fuel shortage and climate change issues. Here, we propose to produce a new type of energy, bio-coal, via... more
Study confirms climate change impacted Hurricane Florence's precipitation and size  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A study led by Kevin Reed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, and published in Science Advances, found... more
A close look at thin ice  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Marrying theoretical work with experiments and high-tech imaging techniques, atmospheric chemists have identified a new way that ice grows in two dimensions. more
New study estimates the global extent of river ice loss as Earth warms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
More than half of Earth's rivers freeze over every year. These frozen rivers support important transportation networks for communities and industries located... more
New study reveals higher microplastics in London air compared to other cities  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from King's have carried out the first study of microplastics in the atmosphere in London to determine what people within the city might... more
Wind conditions influence water circulation and carbon dioxide concentrations in the Southern Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The sea encircling Antarctica acts as a huge mixer for water from all the ocean basins—and this circulating pattern influences the exchange... more
Replacing one gas with another helps efficiently extract methane from permafrost  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists from Skoltech and Heriot-Watt University proposed extracting methane by injecting flue gas into permafrost hydrate reservoirs. Since the flue gas contains carbon dioxide, the new... more
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