Mountain snowpack melts quicker when coated in dust. This cyclical problem is forcing water forecasts to evolve.
Dust from Alaska is particularly effective at forming ice crystals because it contains biological components, researchers believe. The finding has implications for cloud physics and our planet’s climate.
Cometary activity moves sediments over the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with long-term sinks near the poles of the comet.
Scientists are coming up with ingenious ways to compare terrestrial sand dunes, dust storms, and rain with their counterparts on Mars and Titan.
Airborne dust not only causes disease, it also menaces transportation on land, sea, and air; disrupts renewable energy systems; transports pathogens and toxic substances; and poses many other hazards.
Mineral dust aloft in the atmosphere has a cooling effect not accounted for in current climate models.
Dust lifted into the air by cyclones provides anchor points for cloud-forming ice.
The first flights of a helicopter on another planet are used to study dust lifting and mobilization in Jezero Crater, Mars.
Using a sophisticated global climate model adapted to Mars, space scientists explore the hidden potential of wind energy on the Red Planet.