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Scientists to discuss role of water vapor in Earth's climate system
...ON, D.C. -- The role of water vapor in the Earth's climate
system will bediscussed at a scientific conference organized by the American Geophysical Unionin Potomac, Maryland, October 12 to 15. Scientists will concentrate ondevelopments since the last such conference five years ago, a period duringwhich theor...
Spacecraft provides first direct evidence: Smoke in the atmosphere inhibits rainfall
... variability is crucialto understanding the global climate
and predicting climate
change. In his paper, Rosenfeld highlights one specific area: Kalimantan, Indonesia.During the satel...
Scientists look for signs of pollution in the superhighway in the sky
...ers and rockets add to thepicture is important for climate
research," she said. In the Fall of 1997, ...erstanding the effects of air travel on the global climate
Uncovering the role of water vapor in climate change
... regardingwater vapor's link to global warming and climate
change will be presentedOctober 12-15 in Potomac, ..., it is important to understand how El Niño climate
patternscan change the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere, says Fu. "Especiallybecause climate
As world population hits six billion, Yale experts provide insight into 21st
century environmental challenges
...tal challenges in the next century are likelyto be climate
change and the loss of biodiversity," said Meyerso...guages. The U.N. report links populationgrowth and climate
change. "Global warming is a wild card inextricably linked topopulation-relatedissues, including fue...
Huge Antarctic ice sheet could be in its death throes
...in the Oct. 8 issue of Science. While human-caused climate
change could hasten the ice sheet's demise, it mightbe that there is nothing humans can do to slow or reverse the trend, Conwaysaid. "Collapse appears to be part of an ongoing natural cycle, probably caused byrising sea level initiated by the melting...
MIT study assesses effects of Kyoto Protocol
...uch current analysis and policy discussion narrows climate
issues to a debateabout carbon emissions from foss...d regions. In contrast, the present study analyzes climate
policy as negotiated under theKyoto Agreement, including critical issues like forest "sinks" (reposi...
Discovery of oldest dinosaur bones reported in Science
...ry events occurring in the Triassic, inresponse to climate
changes and the beginning of the break-up of thesupercontinent Pangaea, but we haven't had a good record of them until now,"said J. J. Flynn of the Field Museum in Chicago. The fossils were discovered by John Flynn, of the Field Museum inChic...
New dinosaurs appear to be oldest yet, as reported in the 22 October issue of Science
...ry events occurring in the Triassic, in responseto climate
changes and the beginning of the break-up of the supercontinentPangaea, but we haven't had a good record of them until now," said Flynn....
Wolf response to climate change can impact ecosystem
...GHTON, MI -- The way wolves respond to significant climate
changes can have far-reaching consequences for the...ogical consequences of apex predators responses to climate
change by using data collected over 40 years on wolf behavior and how it affected moose and their im...
Colorado State scientist is Ecological Society of America president
..., ecosystem management, ozone depletion and global climate
change, sustainable ecological systems, ecological...ent of invasive species, long-term observation and climate
change, the role of humans in ecosystems, agroecosystems, plant-animal interactions, ecosystem model...
Reducing methane emissions could lower overall abatement costs
..., producing an immediate and significant impact on climate
change, Jain said. In contrast, the effect of red...s of achieving significant long-term mitigation of climate
change." Collaborators on the study included Hugh Pitcher and Chris MacCracken of the Pacific Nort...
Grandchildren and global warming
... general pattern of species distribution caused by climate
change, Gaines mentioned that there is also an inc... Californians can play as events related to global climate
change unfold. "These are globally-driven processes and California can't completely solve the proble...
Global warming threatens state's quality of life
If California's climate
becomes warmer and wetter due to global warming in...anta Barbara scientists. "The bottom line is that climate
change is real," said Frank Davis, a geography professor at UCSB. "It will affect all Californians, ...
New books view storms, the stratosphere, and more
...ines El Nino,describes its far-reaching impacts on climate
and society, and discusseshow those impacts might ...pacts Group at NCAR. He has publishednine books on climate
and society. Glantz's primer on La Nina will bepublished by the United Nations University in late 19...
Genetic information of world's most radiation-resistant organism decoded
... environmental cleanup, energy production and use, climate
change, industrial processes, medicine, agriculture and biological nonproliferation (understanding and detecting biowarfare agents). Kenneth W. Minton and Michael J. Daly with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences performed the...
1999 Fall Meeting: Press conferences and special events
...ate Change and the Oceans Monday morning. Strong climate
change has occurred rapidly in the past and will l... than any other of the 20th century. Its effect on climate
has also been studied more intensively than any previous eruption, thanks to previously unavailable ...
Human plague cases increasing in Southwest
...e abundance of plague hosts. In addition, moister climate
conditions may act to promote flea survival and re...ission to humans," Parmenter hopes. Global climate
dynamics are proposed by some scientists as the culprit in recent outbreaks of infectious diseases; ...
Fall Meeting: updated press conferences and special events
...eans Monday, December 13, 10:00 AM. BR>Strong climate
change has occurred rapidly in the past and will l...The month-to-month changes are well simulated in climate
models, and recent experiments with several of these models suggest that a gradual tightening of t...
Feeding the world by cleaning the air: study ties heavy regional haze to reductions in China's crop production
...dministration (NASA) as part of its long-term climate
studies. The study was done by a consortium of groups that included the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in I...
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