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USGS February science picks
...S: How Much Water in an Inch of Snow? As winter storms
continue to drop snow on various parts of the country and people contend with shoveling and scrapping away the products of those storms, think about this - if the snowfall amounts were translated into equivalent volumes of water - then how much water...
Breakthroughs in acoustic tracking shine new light on the lives of fish
... Young sharks also change location in response to storms
and human activities moving into deeper waters with pre-storm changes in barometric pressure or up and down rivers with changes in salinity. These new data may help design reserves that are of a size and location that could protect young sharks thr...
ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions
... contribute to the monitoring and understanding of storms
that produce hazards such as flash floods. The overall Global Precipitation Measurement mission consists of a core platform equipped with microwave instruments and a number of smaller satellites to give a repeat observation cycle of approximately thr...
The Hunter's Breath tells a story of adventure and discovery in Antarctica
...lliams wrote much of the book during the Antarctic storms
that periodically shut down the team's activities and confined them to their small, isolated outpost on the ice. The fact that she was the only woman in the group is not much of an issue in the book. Williams and her fellow scientists, with their dis...
Two billion vulnerable to floods by 2050; number expected to double or more in two generations
...rt of the Northern Hemisphere will likely see more storms
while some continental areas might have drier summers and more risk of drought. Sea levels could rise, fed in part by melt-water from glaciers and ice caps. Along with this, extreme high-water levels may occur with increasing frequency. Higher sea ...
Ecosystem bounces back from hurricanes
.... Some harmful organisms that took hold before the storms
are now in abeyance, suggesting the storms
beneficially flushed the areas studied. The one major estuary dweller that has been slow to recover ...
NASA data shows hurricanes help plants bloom in 'ocean deserts'
...to the amount of phytoplankton that blooms. Bigger storms
appear to cause larger phytoplankton blooms. An increased amount of phytoplankton should have more chlorophyll, which satellite sensors can see. Hurricane-induced upwelling, the rising of cooler nutrient-rich water to the ocean surface, is also crit...
What actually influences air pollution over the Indian Ocean?
...g the summer of 2001, showed that the same monsoon storms
which produce the torrential rains also lift insoluble gases like carbon monoxide into the upper troposphere, where they are then transported towards the Mediterranean. The junior research group of the Department of Atmospheric Chemistry has develope...
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