A new method for studying hailstorms from space offers more consistent and more complete views of how and where hail forms, and how climate change might influence hail’s impacts in the future.
Are We Entering The Golden Age Of Climate Modeling?
Thanks to the advent of exascale computing, local climate forecasts may soon be a reality. And they’re not just for scientists anymore.
Protecting the Mountain Water Towers of Spain’s Sierra Nevada
Students and community members monitor the health of mountain water reserves, which capture and release water, evening out wet and dry periods downstream.
The Alps Are Dusted with Nanoplastics
A new study finds the lofted pollutants came from major European cities, but further study is required to fully understand the plastics’ transport and deposition processes.
Seismology: A Promising Tool for Monitoring Permafrost
Passive seismic data from a station atop Germany’s highest peak reveal a 15-year record of permafrost degradation, suggesting that this technique could be used for long-term environmental monitoring.
New Spherical Cap Field Model for Europe and Direct Environs
New data on ancient burnt structures is integrated into a superior spherical cap field model for Europe.
Dry Soils Enhanced the 2018 Heatwave in Northern Europe
A range of observations show that a shift in land-atmosphere coupling exacerbated the hot drought experienced in Europe in 2018.
Five Culinary Winners and Losers of Climate Change
From wines in Canada to mushrooms in the Czech Republic, some foods will fare better than others on a hot planet.
Oak Trees Offer a Continuous Climate Record for Central Europe
A method using nonpooled, continuous stable carbon and oxygen isotopes recorded in oak trees benefits climate reconstructions.
Global Warming Intensifies Turbulence Over Northern Eurasia
A significant increasing trend of turbulence in upper atmosphere over northern Eurasia is attributed to intense anthropogenic activities.