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Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
...om Thera blocked the sun and caused cooler, wetter weather
conditions worldwide. Rings from American bristlecone pine trees revealed extensive frost damage attributable to the eruption. But in the desert conditions of the Near East, Thera had the opposite effect: it spurred massive growth. Reduced exposur...
NCAR Scientists Trek To Africa For Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
...rk is done, some of the instruments for monitoring weather
and air chemistry will be maintained by the European and African collaborators for longer-term EXPRESSO research. EXPRESSO may shed light on a global problem in biosphere-atmosphere chemistry. Plants take up vast amounts of carbon, particularly in th...
Antarctic Science Season Gears Up With Searches for Meteorites, Neutrinos, and New Life Forms
...st, 1400 kilometers from McMurdo Station, but foul weather
permitted only the data recorder to be retrieved. This year, the French Antarctic program will assist the U.S. by mounting a traverse to recover the balloon payload, including the $10-million telescope....
Bigger Biology Tackled Through Keyboards
... to understand their limits, Levin said.Day-to-day weather
forecasts may not be possible, but long-term averagesproduce more reliable predictions. Land managers using models may need todevelop adaptive management strategies to monitor the system and changemanagement in response to changes in the ecological s...
'BirdSource' Website For Citizen-Science Data
...o the movements of bird populations, just like the weather
reports track the movements of storm fronts. We will have up-to-the-minute accounts on where birds are at any given moment -- and so will anyone who opens BirdSource." Emphasizing the value to biological conservation of data gathered by thousands of...
Hot 'Lanta: NASA, School Kids Team To Study How Trees Help Cities Keep Their Cool
...picture of how the city - and trees - affect local weather
and airconditioning bills. "Urban forests are imp...you have to ask how they affect local and regional weather
and,possibly even global, climate," Quattrochi said. That means more houses, buildings, roads, and ...
Fighting Wheat Scab In New York State
...susceptible to scab, which is most severe when wet weather
occurs while the crop flowers in late May-early June," he said. Fortunately, wet weather
was not encountered during wheat flowering this year in New York, and preliminary estimates call for...
Coming Extinction Of One Of UK's Most Minuscule Plants Yields Information On Climate Change
...rchers will be able to determine if aberrations in weather
are becoming part of a longer term pattern. If climate change is occurring and these weather
patterns become more long term it seems likely that the Iceland Purslane could become extinct in Br...
Study Focuses On How Plants Help Toxic Pollutants Travel Around The World
...rsistent organicpollutants change as a function of weather
conditions," Hornbuckle said. From research she already has conducted, she added, it appears thatconcentrations of these chemicals -- probable endocrine disrupters that cancause reproductive harm -- are highest during the warmest part of the ...
Penn State Researchers Study Used Mushroom Compost
...nt mushroomsubstrate can best be reused and how to weather
it in the best way for both theenvironment and recycling."...
Seeds Without Sex
...mation and transfer is very sensitiveto a range of weather
conditions - it cannot be too dry nor too windy andso forth. It is estimated that $400 million is lost in rice production alonearound the world each year because of drought-related pollination failure,"said Dr Abed Chaudhury, of CSIRO Plant Industry....
Disease Takes Its Toll On Waterfowl Populations
...mortality is continuing and may not end until cold weather
drives the birds further south. Avian botulism is a disease of birds resulting from the ingestion of a paralyzing toxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum type C. The toxin is closely related to botulism toxins A and B, which are resp...
Remote Cloud Observatory Tracks El Niño Changes
...ño is of serious concern because it affects weather
patterns acrossthe Pacific and in North and South ... from the Earth's surface are also collected.Local weather
observers collect temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction,and precipitation data. "...
1998 Declared Year Of The Ocean
...s weenter the 21st century. The ocean affects our weather
and climate, provides ahome to fisheries, which ar...- as one of the strongest El Niños impacted weather
all over the globe,and toxic algal blooms poisoned fisheries in many U. S. coastal areas. Theseand ...
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
...mategoal is to describe and predict the electronic weather
in the ionosphere similar to the service provided by meteorologists for atmospheric weather.Electronic storms and "weather patterns" are critical to a number of systems which rely uponsignals bouncing off of or passing through the ionosphere, includi...
Research Aims At Nation's First 'Smart' Ground Water Regulations
...ethods of tillage and other farming practices, and weather
models for each area. Engel expects to have these more comprehensive and detailed maps within the next five years. Hoosier farmers then would be able to go to Purdue's World Wide Web site, plug in the variables for their situation, and plot out a map...
Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops
...ions in 1997 were very high," Levine said. "Winter weather
has been mild, so survival of the rootworm eggs willlikely be large. This could be devastating to fields with a known problemin East Central Illinois and Western Indiana. If farmers experienced rootworminjury to first-year corn following soybeans i...
Global Warming Would Foster Spread Of Dengue Fever Into Some Temperate Regions
...nistry of health. This past January, responding to weather
generated by ElNio, dengue transmission rates in southeastern Brazil increased nearly six-fold from 1997 levels. Outbreaks in urban areas infested with Ae. Aegypti, can be explosive, involving up to 70-80% of a population. While the a...
Can Plants Influence The Climate?
...ls used by climatologists to forecast oftomorrow's weather
as well as to predict the earth's climate 100 years from now. Dr. S. Lewis (University of Wisconsin) has used such coupled models to explorethe consequences of a change in the sub-arctic vegetation from tundra to borealforest. This is a commonly pr...
UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18
...of our farmers are doing a good job,"unpredictable weather
conditions can make efficient nutrient managementdifficult. WATER POLLUTION ECOLOGY: S. Kent Price Jr., director of the Sea Grant MarineAdvisory Service and an associate professor within UD's College of MarineStudies, served until recently as chair...
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