Our Living Planet from Space
Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. Satellites measured land and ocean life from space as early as the ...
Protesters to Trump: Science matters
Protesters rally at the New York City March for Science in response to President Trump's environmental and energy policies. CNN's Rachel Crane reports.
How this itty-bitty ocean-dwelling bacteria regulates our climate
In researching some of the smallest, simplest cells known to science, researchers have made an accidental discovery, putting these bacteria at the center of a cycle that helps regulate our planet's cl...
Late Antique Little Ice Age: Volcanic Eruptions Helped Trigger Fall Of Eastern Roman And Rise Of Arab Empire
A 'Late Antique Little Ice Age' 1,500 years ago, triggered by three large volcanic eruptions, contributed to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) and the rise of the Arab Empire...
Stunning Cloud Formation Appears Above Portugal, People Call It “The Hand Of God”
On Monday, the Portuguese were stunned by a terrifying cloud over the island of Madeira. The bright orange formation looked as if it was a burning clenched fist.
Phase Of The Moon Affects Amount Of Rainfall
New University of Washington research to be published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the lunar forces affect the amount of rain - though very slightly. "As far as I know, this is the first...
5 Incredible Ice Formations In Nature
We highlight a selection of the most breathtaking ice formations that have been found in nature!
Is This Congressman's 'Oversight' An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?
Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas is formally investigating a recent study on global warming. Smith calls the timing of the study's publication "suspicious," but many scientists call his tactics "bullying." A...
Solving The Problem Of Sea Ice Thickness Distribution Using Molecular Concepts
Yale University scientists have answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or gas. Although today’s hig...
Debut Of The Global Mix-Master
Trekking across the high Canadian Arctic almost 20 years ago, Howie Scher had an unexpected encounter that helped fix the course of his career. An undergraduate on a research expedition over summer br...
UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North A...
How Tiny Plankton Brighten The Clouds Over Southern Ocean
Scientists have used NASA satellite data to determine why clouds are more reflective in the Southern Ocean than in other regions. Researchers have uncovered findings in the Southern Ocean that reaffir...
Pollen And Clouds: April Flowers Bring May Showers?
The unexpected findings demonstrate that these wind-carried capsules of genetic material might have an effect on the planet’s climate. And they highlight a new link between plants and the atmosphere. ...
Climatologists to physicists: your planet needs you
Climate science needs more mathematicians and physicists. So say prominent climatologists who are trying to spark enthusiasm for their field in budding researchers who might otherwise choose astrophys...
Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted
Climate models can be good tools for predicting future sea ice levels -- unless, of course, they are completely wrong.
Forecast - Quicksilver
Project Quicksilver is an experimental new data product that attempts to create the world's highest resolution real-time map of global (near-surface) air temperature.
Radiative forcing
In climate science, radiative forcing or climate forcing, is defined as the difference of insolation (sunlight) absorbed by the Earth and energy radiated back to space. Typically, radiative forcing is...
Radiative forcing - Wikipedia
Climatology
Climatology (from Greek κλίμα, klima, "place, zone"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study of climate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time. This modern field of stud...
Climatology - Wikipedia
Runaway greenhouse effect
A runaway greenhouse effect is a process in which a net positive feedback between surface temperature and atmospheric opacity increases the strength of the greenhouse effect on a planet until its ocea...
List of climate research satellites
The invention of climate research through the use of satellite remote telemetry began in the 1960s through development of space probes to study other planets. During the U.S. economic decline in 1977,...
Urban heat island
An urban heat island (UHI) is a city or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The phenomenon was first investigated and described by ...
Urban heat island - Wikipedia
Permafrost carbon cycle
The Permafrost Carbon Cycle is a sub-cycle of the larger global carbon cycle. Permafrost is defined as subsurface material that remains below 0 C (32 F) for at least two consecutive years. Because per...
Clathrate gun hypothesis
The clathrate gun hypothesis is the popular name given to the hypothesis that increases in sea temperatures (and/or falls in sea level) can trigger the sudden release of methane from methane clathrate...
Clathrate gun hypothesis - Wikipedia
Late Antique Little Ice Age: Volcanic Eruptions Helped Trigger Fall Of Eastern Roman And Rise Of Arab Empire
A 'Late Antique Little Ice Age' 1,500 years ago, triggered by three large volcanic eruptions, contributed to the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) and the rise of the Arab Empire...
UAH satellite temperature dataset
The UAH satellite temperature dataset, developed at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, attempts to infer the temperature of the atmosphere at various levels from satellite measurements of radian...
Stadial
Stadials and interstadials are phases within Marine Isotope Stages (MISs) dividing the Quaternary period, the last 2.6 million years. Odd numbered MISs are warmer stages and even numbered ones are col...
Scientific opinion on climate change
The scientific opinion on climate change is that the Earth's climate system is unequivocally warming, and it is extremely likely (at least 95% probability) that humans are causing most of it through a...
Scientific opinion on climate change - Wikipedia
Stunning Cloud Formation Appears Above Portugal, People Call It “The Hand Of God”
On Monday, the Portuguese were stunned by a terrifying cloud over the island of Madeira. The bright orange formation looked as if it was a burning clenched fist.