Lightning in a thunderstorm changes the electromagnetic field in a way that sparks upward lightning from tall structures.
A new study compares exposure to power plant emissions among communities based on race, income, and geography. Black Americans are most at risk.
Approaching the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth, we look back at the life and legacy of “the most scientific man of his age.”
In the first global assessment of its kind, researchers discovered that coral recruitment is declining globally and throughout the tropics while increasing in the subtropics.
New pilot system that analyzed more than 35 million flood-related Twitter posts to determine their geographic origin might help first responders locate and react more quickly to calamities.
With climate change, some glaciers will melt faster than others, altering the proportions of nutrients in meltwater and changing downstream ecosystems.
Atmospheric scientists spent a decade incorporating geographic information systems into their research and operations. Now it is time to incorporate GIS into atmospheric science education.