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Airplanes, ground instruments, and weather balloons to study effect of airborne particles on climate
More than 60 scientists from a dozen institutions have converged on the urban area of Sacramento, California to study how tiny particles called aerosols affect the climate. Sending airplanes and weather balloons outfitted with instruments up, the team will be sampling aerosols in June.
Hurricanes, air quality and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced recently.
Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history. That's the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who have compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice.
Scientists have long believed that a warmer climate will increase river runoff to the Baltic Sea, thus making the inland sea less salty. However, a new extensive study by researchers in Sweden reveals that the effect will probably be the opposite: climate change will reduce river runoff and increase salinity in the Baltic Sea.
Sea level has not been as high as the distinctive ridges that run down the length of Florida for millions of years. Yet recently deposited marine fossils abound in the ridges' sands. Now, a geologist may have helped crack that mystery.
In India, algal blooms are threatening poor people’s access to food and their livelihoods, a problem that has been exacerbated by global warming. Researchers in Sweden are to attempt to reduce the effects of algal blooms.
Scientists have found the possible source of a huge carbon dioxide "burp" that happened some 18,000 years ago and which helped to end the last ice age.
Over the last decades, global warming has been accompanied by an increase in the taxonomic biodiversity of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean and a reduction in the average size of these organisms, according to researchers.
Scientists in the U.S. and China have found that reforestation and afforestation -- the creation of new forests -- may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening.
Climate change is about more than just polar bears. New research reviews the efforts of journalists, campaigners and politicians to engage the British public with climate change and explores how new "visual strategies" can communicate climate change messages against a backdrop of increased climate skepticism.