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August 20, 2014
Three Radars are Better than One
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 18, 2014
Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, flew as part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's six-week ground-validation program that took place May 1 through June 15 in the southern Appalac ... read more

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Dust - and the microbes hitching rides on it - influences rain, climate
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Mosul dam: A life source in northern Iraq
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Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

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Fishermen try to rid Maine's Frenchman Bay of green crabs
There's a new out-of-towner invading the coastal waters of Maine, and fishermen and conservationists are worried. Green crabs moved into Maine waters more than a century ago after arriving on the East Coast in the ballast water of ships from Europe, but their numbers have been growing in recent years. Scientists say warming ocean water has allowed them to move farther and farther north, multiplying along the way. ... more
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Showers dry up as water shortages add to Gaza misery
Feriel al-Zaaneen hasn't had a shower in more than a month. Like thousands of Palestinians, she doesn't have enough water to wash, adding to the miseries of life in war-battered Gaza. ... more
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'Poor' outlook for Barrier Reef as climate change threatens
Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and the outlook for the natural wonder is "poor", an Australian government report has warned. ... more
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Photon hunting in the twilight zone
The eyes of deep-sea bioluminescent sharks have a higher rod density when compared to non-bioluminescent sharks, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Julien M. Claes ... more
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El Nino Fizzle or Sizzle
July was a rough month for the potential development of El Nino. Waiting for El Nino is starting to feel like Waiting for Godot. As Emily discussed in her post and as the CPC also described in the A ... more
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Twilight zone sharks have special eyes to see in the dark
Deep in the sea, where the light from above begins to fade out - a vast expanse known as the twilight zone - there are strange glow-in-the-dark sharks. New research shows these sharks possess highly evolved eyes, enabling them to see in the dark and pick up light signals from their bioluminescent friends and enemies. ... more
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Ancient shellfish remains rewrite 10,000-year history of El Nino cycles
The planet's largest and most powerful driver of climate changes from one year to the next, the El Nino Southern Oscillation in the tropical Pacific Ocean, was widely thought to have been weaker in ... more
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Northern Pacific's tropical anoxic zone might shrink from climate change
A commonly held belief that global warming will diminish oxygen concentrations in the ocean looks like it may not be entirely true. According to new research published in Science magazine, just the ... more
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Water's reaction with metal oxides opens doors for researchers
A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world's most common substances interact. In a paper published recently in the journal Nature Communicati ... more
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Man finds two-headed dolphin washed ashore in Turkey
A beached dolphin with two heads was discovered by a man in Turkey over the weekend. ... more
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Crisis-hit Spaniards seek seaweed riches
Three young Spaniards in wetsuits plunge into the sea to harvest a culinary delicacy that promises them a way out of troubled financial waters: seaweed. ... more
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Toxic red tide nears Florida coast
A toxic red tide continues to bloom and expand in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico as it nears the coast of South Florida. Officials say the maroon-tinged algae bloom is one of the largest Florida's waters have seen in a decade. ... more
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Ocean's most oxygen-deprived zones to shrink under climate change
As the complex story of climate change unfolds, many of the endings are grim. But there are exceptions. Predictions that the lowest-oxygen environments in the ocean would get worse may not come to p ... more
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Tuvalu family cites global warming on accepted refugee application
On a refugee application recently accepted by New Zealand, a Tuvalu family claimed they'd be forced out by global warming if they returned home. It's the first instance of refugees citing climate change as one of the reasons for their displacement. ... more
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The Walker Circulation: ENSO's atmospheric buddy
Reading back over the many excellent (if I do say so myself) posts here at the ENSO blog, there have been several re-occurring themes-the biggest of which is that ENSO is not just an ocean phenomena ... more
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12 Chinese jailed for illegal fishing in Philippines
Twelve Chinese fishermen were handed long prison terms on Tuesday for illegal fishing in the Philippines after their ship ran aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef, a court official said. ... more
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Atlantic origin of recent Pacific trade wind, sea level and temperature trends
An Australian-US team of climate researchers has solved a puzzle that has challenged scientists for over a decade. Climate models predict that the equatorial Pacific trades should weaken with increa ... more
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Bigeye Tuna Study in Northwest Atlantic Uses New Tracking Methods
A first-of-its-kind study of bigeye tuna movements in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean led by Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amhers ... more
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Third day of tap water drinking ban in US city
Hundreds of thousands of Toledo, Ohio residents entered a third day Monday unable to drink their tap water after officials warned that the supply was polluted. ... more
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Deep-sea octopus broods eggs longer than any known animal
Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four and one half years-longer than any other known animal. Throughout this ... more
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Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean
The world's oceans are vast and deep, yet rapidly advancing technology and the quest for extracting resources from previously unreachable depths is beginning to put the deep seas on the cusp of peri ... more
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Heavy Metals and Hydroelectricity
Hydraulic engineering is increasingly relied on for hydroelectricity generation. However, redirecting stream flow can yield unintended consequences. In the August 2014 issue of GSA Today, Donald Rod ... more
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Beaches near San Francisco littered with velellas
Their scientific name is Velella velella, or V. velella. But they also go by sea raft, by-the-wind sailor, purple sail, little sail, or simply velella. And right now, they're strewn about the beaches of San Francisco, numbering in the thousands. ... more
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Worldwide water shortage by 2040
Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench th ... more
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