New measurements show the macro- and microphysical characteristics of the clouds and precipitation over the data-space regions of the Southern Ocean.
Amazon Basin Tree Rings Hold a Record of the Region’s Rainfall
New research provides a 200-year reconstruction of interannual rainfall in the Amazon basin using oxygen isotopes preserved in tree rings in Ecuador and Bolivia.
Chasing Fire Tornadoes for Science
Recent research suggests fire-generated vortices are always present during wildfires.
How an Unlikely Friendship Upended Permafrost Myths
“Beautifully long arguments” between an American scientist and a Russian researcher helped clarify several fundamental assumptions about permafrost thaw.
Allen Foster: Greasing Telescope Gears During a 7-Month-Long Night
While overwintering in Antarctica, Foster maintains the South Pole Telescope facilities.
Understanding the Calcium Carbonate Cycle in the North Pacific
Using data collected from Hawaii to Alaska, a new study sheds light on calcium carbonate cycling in the ocean, an understudied component of the global carbon cycle.
In our July issue, we tell the tales of Earth and space scientists as they venture into the field and lab to gather critical data.
Unlocking the Magmatic Secrets of Antarctica’s Mount Erebus
Unprecedented images of Mount Erebus’s inner workings show the unique trappings of a CO2-rich rift volcano.
Stormwater Ponds Are Carbon Sources, Not Sinks
New research from Florida tracks carbon dioxide and methane emissions from human-created waterways.
Circling Antarctica to Unveil the Bed Below Its Icy Edge
An international initiative aims to collect a comprehensive airborne data set from the Antarctic Ice Sheet margin to better estimate ice discharge and sea level contributions today and in the future.