A study of the impacts of radiative interactions with different cloud types on aggregation of rainstorms finds that interactions with high-clouds and water vapor are key.
Satellite data has been used to correct the aerosol loading and land surface albedo in several AeroCom models, which has improved shortwave flux biases between models and observations.
Anyone seeing photographs of glacier and ice sheets from above clearly sees that they flow; recent laboratory tests on ice further reveal the conditions that control just how fast this happens.
New metrics used to quantify errors in precipitation show that convection permitting simulations outperform coarser resolution simulations.
Phytoplankton remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; a new study reveals that marine phytoplankton can also produce greenhouse gases when exposed to ultraviolet radiation.
The Ediacaran features an instable magnetic field complicating paleogeographic reconstructions; a new paleointensity study on late Ediacaran rocks indicates a weak but stable dipolar field.
A simplified representation of polar vortex at monthly scale was revised using a new method, and its daily association with air-sea teleconnections was analyzed to study weather impacts.
A new seismic survey of the Chicxulub impact crater reveals the structure of its peak ring and the sediments that cover it.
A new study accurately captures solar irradiance, which is crucial to understand the energetics and radiation balance of Earth and its influences on the cryosphere, atmosphere, and ocean currents.
A new study pinpoints grain scale dynamics during binary interactions between barchan dunes.