Soil moisture estimates, inferred from thousands of tree rings spanning the past 12 centuries, highlight the severity of the recent record-breaking drought.
As computational power grows thanks to improving techniques and technology, scientists are working toward incorporating complex systems such as clouds into global and regional climate models.
A new model makes a direct estimate of contaminants in submarine groundwater discharge.
Storms over the Indian Ocean show that precipitation type depends on oceanic airflow.
The properties of the plate that does not sink may strongly control subduction zone dynamics.
A NASA team used the MESSENGER spacecraft to analyze Mercury's magnetosphere during intense solar wind pressure.
Analysis of lightning within a February 2011 snowstorm reveals that 73% of lightning flashes occurred close to tall, human-built structures.
The amount of moisture transpired from leaves increases for some tree species but drops on average.
Interspersed layers of debris in some of Antarctica's glaciers give clues to ancient swings in climate.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft discovered electric currents in Mercury's magnetosphere directed toward and away from the planet. Do the currents reach the planet? If so, where do they go?