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European heat waves double in length since 1880
...said. "Due to complex reactions between the summer atmosphere
and the land, the variability of summer temperatures is expected to [continue to] increase substantially by 2100." ...
ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show
...an altitude of just 250 km. However, the remaining atmosphere
at low altitudes creates a demanding environment for the satellite and presented a challenge for its design. Unlike other missions where various independent instruments are carried aboard the spacecraft, GOCE is unique in that the instrumentation ...
Psychological bullying hits just as hard
...safe, and are less pleased with the general social atmosphere
of the school. Adolescent boys who are exposed to relational aggression are also more likely to carry a weapon to school. This is not the case for girls. A total of 1,335 African American and European American adolescents, aged 11 19 years, from a...
Transcontinental wildfire emissions monitored from space
... equal sensitivity from the uppermost layer of the atmosphere
down to the Earth surface where the carbon monoxid... 50% of the enhanced carbon monoxide levels in the atmosphere
Research agreement to advance new imaging technology
...ke scientific observations of the sun's corona or atmosphere
during a solar eclipse when the body of the sun is obstructed. Chengazi began to develop this method when he was a Ph.D. student at the University of London. After arriving in Rochester, Chengazi approached Umar Riaz, a computer engineer with T...
First greenhouse gas animations produced using Envisat SCIAMACHY data
...erves the spectrum of sunlight shining through the atmosphere
in 'nadir' looking operations. Dr. Michael Buchwitz and Oliver Schneising from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen in Germany, led by Prof. Dr. John P. Burrows produced these maps based on SCIAMACHY observation...
IceSAR campaign provides glimpse of future Sentinel-1 images over ice
... a blanket of insulation between the water and the atmosphere
and, unlike open water, strongly reflects incident sunlight. Consistent information on sea ice conditions over large areas and over long time periods are required which is exactly what the Sentinel-1 mission will bring." A big help in locating sea...
First ozone and nitrogen dioxide measurements from MetOp-A
...e and the distribution of other trace gases in the atmosphere
that are related to the depletion of ozone in the ...ne The first image above shows total ozone in the atmosphere
as measured by the GOME-2 instrument on 11 January 2007 during one day of successive orbits of MetOp...
Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning
...ute more than 10 percent of the mercury in Earth's atmosphere
attributable to human activities today. Little is known about the behavior of mercury in marine ecosystems and methylmercury in marine fish, the ingestion of which is the primary way most people at all levels of society worldwide are exposed to this...
Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections
...h care workers. Smith added that the current legal atmosphere
cheats not just the home health care worker, but also the elderly, because they often receive sub-standard health care. "It seems to me that we ought not fund health care for the elderly on the backs of poorly paid workers," she said. "All too often...
Climate experts search for answers in the oceans
...e a major influence on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere
and are sensitive to environmental changes, it is important to monitor and model them into calculations of future climate change," Prof. Emeritus Andre Morel at the French Observatoire Ocanolgique de Villefranche explained. "The risk is that we may f...
NC State start-up looks to turn 'lights out' on flu, other viruses
...r traditional land-grant mission creates the right atmosphere
for bringing leading researchers together with entrepreneurs. The potential economic benefit to the Triangle area and state is only overshadowed by the potential benefit to the health of our and the world's population." LaamScience's headquarters an...
Soot from wood stoves in developing world impacts global warming more than expected
...ut 10 percent of the soot emitted into the world's atmosphere
each year, she said. In addition to its environmental effects, smoke from cook stove fires is a major cause of respiratory problems, eye infections and tuberculosis, according to the researchers. "Emissions from wood cook stoves affect the health...
Dragon training in China focuses on atmosphere
...tend a six-day advanced training course devoted to atmosphere
monitoring over China using ESA remote sensing ins...eric research. "The Advanced training course in atmosphere
remote sensing of the ESA-MOST Dragon Programme is an excellent chance for me to get access to the l...
New launch date for Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite
...ational satellites designed to monitor the Earth's atmosphere
from polar orbit, is now to be launched on Saturda...t of the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) and probe the atmosphere
with high accuracy. They will circle the globe from pole to pole at an altitude of about 817 km, col...
Drazner to lead UT Southwestern heart failure and transplant program
...tives in these two areas. The wonderful scientific atmosphere
at UT Southwestern offers us an almost unparalleled opportunity to be in the forefront of traditional research to develop novel diagnostic tests and therapeutic advances in the fields of heart failure and heart transplantation." Dr. Drazner earned h...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
...d, enjoyed the therapy sessions more, and felt the atmosphere
of the sessions was less stressful during AAT. An ...que catalyst to motivate the client and provide an atmosphere
of unconditional acceptance for disordered speech. By bringing animals into the therapy session, the...
Just breathe: Ozone forecaster unveiled at University of Houston, available via Web
...ies to understand how these chemicals react in the atmosphere
to eventually form ozone, development of an air quality prediction system for studying the impact of forest fires on regional air quality, studying the urban heat island phenomenon that engulfs a city like Houston with hot air generated by the rad...
Mercury pollution threatens health worldwide, scientists say
...developed nations. The amount of mercury in the atmosphere
is apparently not changing. Thus, new findings of...tors that may affect how long mercury stays in the atmosphere
and how and where it falls. Risks to humans, fish, and wildlife: There is solid scientific evi...
Washington, DC getting a summertime air quality exam
...SA center. "You can look straight down through the atmosphere
to the ground from the satellite and at the same time you see in great detail the whole chemical soup of pollutants near the surface from the state's air quality monitoring site located here. Multi-instrument observations like this make the Howard si...