Twelve years of radar data reveal new phenomena in Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Offshore Wind Turbines Can’t Yet Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes
A new study suggests that more robust turbine design is needed to weather high winds.
Auroras May Explain an Anomaly in Earth’s Ionosphere
A new study finds that the ionospheric anomaly over the Weddell Sea is likely influenced by proximity to auroral energy input, rather than by tilting magnetic fields.
A New Model for River Meanders
A river’s twists and turns are shaped by its past flood events.
Are Humans to Blame for Worsening Heat Waves in China?
A new study suggests that even hotter events will follow unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
Can Water Vapor Help Forecast When a Volcano Will Blow?
A widely used technique to monitor sulfur dioxide was tweaked to focus on water vapor at Peru’s Sabancaya Volcano. Results show that the volcano steamed up prior to its 2016 eruption.
Massive Waves of Melting Greenland Ice Warped Earth’s Crust
A novel method uses shifting bedrock to trace pulses of mass that propagate down a glacier.
How Shifting Winds Turn Tropical Storms into Hurricanes
Researchers present a novel method for analyzing how wind shear affects tropical cyclone strength and structure.
How Does Wind Push Water?
A new 3-D model shows how wind affects hydrodynamic mixing in a northern Italian lake.
When Ocean and Atmosphere Couple, the Climate Wobbles
Every 25–30 years, the ocean and atmosphere conspire to produce an enhanced North Atlantic Oscillation