Atmosphere
Pole-to-Pole Map of Saturn’s Thermosphere Reveals Likely Reason Why It’s So Hot  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
A team of planetary researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom has created a 2D map of densities and temperatures in Saturn’s... more
Tiny marine organisms as the key to global cycles  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Marine microorganisms play a very important role in global cycles such as of the uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, little is known about how they function. New... more
What makes Saturn's atmosphere so hot  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft found that electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons, spark the auroras and heat the planet's upper atmosphere. more
Researchers quantify ecosystem-scale nitrification rate  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Human-caused increases in gaseous nitrogen (N) emissions to the atmosphere have accelerated terrestrial ecosystem N deposition over the past half-century. As forest productivity is usually N limited, accelerated N deposition can promote the growth of forest trees. But... more
Unusual ozone hole opens over the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have noticed a strong reduction of ozone concentrations over the Arctic. Unusual atmospheric conditions, including freezing temperatures in the stratosphere, have led ozone levels to plummet—causing... more
What makes Saturn's atmosphere so hot  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants—Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune—are hot, just like Earth's. But unlike Earth, the Sun is too far from these outer planets to account for the high temperatures. Their... more
Sulfur 'spices' alien atmospheres  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries suggest that a certain elemental 'variety' -- sulfur -- is indeed a 'spice' that can perhaps point to signs of life. more
Sulfur 'spices' alien atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries from Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that a certain elemental 'variety'—sulfur—is indeed a 'spice' that can perhaps point to signs of life. more
Unusual ozone hole opens over the Arctic  ESA · 2 days
Scientists using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have noticed a strong reduction of ozone concentrations over the Arctic. Unusual atmospheric conditions,... more
Image: Disinfection for planetary protection  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Carefully wrapped inside this donut-shaped bag is a 35-m diameter parachute that will endure a frenzied six-minute dive into the Martian atmosphere. more
Scientists find a fluctuating rising trend of open agricultural straw burning in Northeast China  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Open biomass burning (OBB) has a significant impact on regional air quality, especially on the heavy haze pollution in Northeast... more
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes --... more
Using sound and environmental DNA to find an elusive, endangered whale  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In an ongoing effort to detect endangered Bryde's whales, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and MBARI have teamed up to deploy an Environmental Sample... more
Smaller than expected phytoplankton may mean less carbon sequestered at sea bottom  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study that included the first-ever winter sampling of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic revealed cells smaller than what scientists expected, meaning a key... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes—not to... more
Flooding stunted 2019 cropland growing season, resulting in more atmospheric CO2  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Severe flooding throughout the Midwest—which triggered a delayed growing season for crops in the region—led to a reduction of 100 million metric tons of net carbon... more
How will clouds obscure the view of exoplanet surfaces?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2021, NASA's next-generation observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will take to space. Once operational, this flagship mission will pick up where other space telescopes—like Hubble, Kepler and... more
Old gas blob from Uranus found in vintage Voyager 2 data  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Buried inside data Voyager 2 gathered at Uranus more than 30 years ago is the signature of a massive bubble that may have stolen a blob... more
New mission would provide a road map in the search for alien atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new spacecraft proposed by scientists at CU Boulder could soon be NASA's nose in space, sniffing out the environments beyond Earth's... more
Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased CO2 level  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change on trees:... more
Under extreme heat and drought, trees hardly benefit from an increased carbon dioxide level  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere does not compensate the negative effect of greenhouse gas-induced climate change... more
International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chemicals that deplete Earth's protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. Now, new research in Nature finds that those changes have paused and might... more
Starliner flight raises profile of Space Network  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Space Network continues to offer reliable global coverage 24-hours a day for missions led by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more
The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves  MIT · 2 weeks
Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to other systems, from ocean and atmospheric circulations to quantum fluids. more
New 3-D view of methane tracks sources  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's new 3-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world's second largest contributor to greenhouse warming, the diversity of sources on the ground, and the behavior of the gas as it moves through the... more
Challenge and desire in Antarctic meteorology and climate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The outcomes of the 13th and 14th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate (WAMC), as well as the 3rd and 4th Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Meetings, was discussed in an article... more
O-FIB: Far-field-induced near-field breakdown for direct nanowriting in an atmospheric environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lasers are becoming one of the dominant tools in current manufacturing industry. Much effort has been devoted to improving processing accuracy, and spatial resolutions as low... more
How oceans and atmospheres move heat around on Earth and other planetary bodies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Imagine a massive mug of cold, dense cream with hot coffee poured on top. Now place it on a rotating table. Over... more
The right dose of geoengineering could reduce climate change risks, study says  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering is the idea that adding a layer of aerosol particles to the upper atmosphere can reduce climate changes caused by greenhouse... more
Staring into the vortex  MIT · 3 weeks
MIT researchers describe factors governing how oceans and atmospheres move heat around on Earth and other planetary bodies. more
Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that much of the current emission of these gases likely stems from large CFC 'banks' -- old equipment such as building insulation foam, refrigerators and cooling systems,... more
Waves in thin air with broad effects  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mars has a very thin atmosphere, with nearly one hundredth the density of ours on Earth, and gravity pulls with little more than one third of the strength we feel on our planet. As... more
NASA selects proposals to study volatile stars, galaxies, cosmic collisions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they leave behind, as well as monitor how nearby stellar flares may affect... more
Fight climate change like it's World War III: 4 potent weapons to deploy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In 1896 Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius explored whether Earth's temperatures were influenced by the presence of heat-absorbing gases in the atmosphere. He... more
On the fate of oxygenated organic molecules in atmospheric aerosol particles  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs) are formed from the oxidation of biogenic and anthropogenic gases and affect Earth’s climate and air quality by their key role... more
Ultrathin organic solar cell is both efficient and durable  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Using a simple post-annealing process, scientists created a flexible organic cell that degrades by less than 5 percent over 3,000 hours in atmospheric conditions and that simultaneously has an energy... more
Printing a telescope for space  ESA · 4 weeks
This weirdly organic item is the answer to an engineering question: how to take the maximum benefit from 3D printing to produce a highly demanding item... more
Ultrathin organic solar cell is both efficient and durable  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have succeeded in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable. Using a simple post-annealing process, they created a flexible organic cell that degrades... more
Land-atmosphere interaction and cloud-precipitation characteristics in Tibetan plateau  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Land surface processes and summer cloud-precipitation characteristics in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) can impact downstream weather and climate changes. They are also the key to understand Asian monsoon system and atmospheric circulation... more
Machine learning augments detection of methane leaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Though not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas. Occurring naturally as well as being manmade, methane is much shorter-lived than CO2, but it is... more
Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a recent study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers at California Polytechnic State University revealed that in addition... more
Hyperspectral imaging and artificial intelligence combine to augment detection of methane leaks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Though not as prevalent in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas. Occurring naturally as well as being... more
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