Posts Tagged Clouds

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models?…

Researchers have been frustrated by the variability of computer models in predicting the earth’s climate future. Now, some scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to focus in on clouds and other factors that may provide a clearer view… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-artificial-intelligence-help-build-better-smarter-climate-models Advertisements

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Climate Change Is Making Nighttime Clouds More Visible…

Those wispy, iridescent, high-altitude clouds sometimes seen at dawn and dusk are becoming more visible due to climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Rising methane emissions have increased the amount of water vapor in the middle atmosphere, the study found, which then freezes around specks of dust to form the clouds… […]

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Ammonia-rich bird poop cools the atmosphere… 

So apparently bird poop helps cool the Arctic, read about it here (enn.com): Ammonia-rich bird poop cools the atmosphere

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Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover…

Solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere, a new study suggests. Large eruptions on the surface of the Sun can temporarily shield Earth from so-called cosmic rays which now appear to affect cloud formation. Source sciencedaily.com: Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover

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Fewer low clouds in the tropics…

Summary: With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted… Source eurekalert.org: Fewer low clouds in […]

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The ‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #3…

Welcome to the ‘FMD’ Digest for July 9th to August 8th, 2016… Geography: Some basic info on the atmosphere Intro… The earth’s surrounding atmosphere comprises a variety of elements and layers, all of which explain the various weather and climatic conditions experienced globally, and, specific to latitudinal differences. In order to understand and explain atmospheric […]

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Yale Environment 360: Climate Change Has Shifted The World’s Cloud Cover Over Past 30 Years…

Warming global temperatures have altered the distribution of clouds across the Earth in recent decades, according to new research published in the journal Nature. Mid-latitude storm clouds have shifted polewards, dry subtropical zones have expanded in size, and the tops of clouds have gotten higher as a result of a warmer troposphere and cooler stratosphere, […]

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From ecology.com – Infographic of Earth from the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean…

“The following infographic from ecology.com details the highs and lows of our Earth – starting from a 36,000 ft. altitude, to the highest mountain peaks to the deepest recorded ocean depth of the Mariana Trench…”  See infograph here: Earth from the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean… (original source: OurAmazingPlanet.com: Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean […]

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Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud…

from ScienceDaily.com Summary: “A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought to be the building blocks for the origins of life, may hold clues to how carbon-rich chemicals created in stars are processed and recycled in space.” Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud — ScienceDaily.

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