Stories with the tag: Atmospheric Science
Super typhoons grow more intense when their fresh rains reduce the ocean below's salinity.
Release Date: 1/4/2017
Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through a microscope.
Release Date: 12/20/2016
PNNL scientists will discuss their research on more than 100 topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco next week.
Release Date: 12/8/2016
The temperature difference between the Southern Great Plains and the ocean produces winds that carry moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Plains, fueling more intense storms as the climate warms.
Release Date: 12/1/2016
Rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for our planet’s climate and future.
Release Date: 5/2/2016
Rising river waters deliver a feast of carbon to hungry microbes where water meets land, triggering increased activity and altering the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Release Date: 4/7/2016
Microbes in soil — organisms that exert enormous influence over our planet’s carbon cycle — may not be as adaptable to climate change as most scientists have presumed, according to a paper published in PLOS One.
Release Date: 3/15/2016
Clouds are notoriously hard to simulate in computer programs that model climate. A new study suggests why.
Release Date: 3/3/2016
A new analysis of scientists whose work is cited most often by their peers includes six PNNL researchers working in the areas of climate science, energy storage, materials science, and chemistry.
Release Date: 12/18/2015
In a study published in Science today, PNNL scientists and their colleagues show that nations’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gases have the potential to reduce the probability of the highest levels of warming, and increase the probability of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.
Release Date: 11/26/2015