Processes in the polar atmosphere can cause nitric oxide (NO)-enriched air to descend and destroy stratospheric ozone. Scientists explore one cause of these NO fluxes, stratospheric sudden warming.
Geophysical Research Letters
Uncertainty in Deforestation’s Effects on Amazonian Climate
The strength of land-atmosphere coupling in a given model influences how it represents deforestation’s effects.
Trapping Waves in Earth's Plasmasphere
Satellite observations explain why magnetosonic waves can be found in regions far from where they originate.
A Dearth of Hurricanes Cannot Explain Maya Collapse
Mud layers in a stalagmite from a cave on the Yucatán Peninsula show hurricane activity was steady or elevated throughout the Maya collapse.
Ocean Acidification Worse in Coral Reefs
The rate of ocean acidification in coral reefs outpaces the rise in carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.
Upper Atmosphere Has Cooled Steadily for Three Decades
Scientists projected that the upper atmosphere would continue to cool and contract with rising greenhouse gas emissions. Now, these projections have been confirmed for the first time.
Measuring Rainfall in West Africa Using Cellular Networks
Scientists demonstrated that rainfall can be monitored using the network of cellular towers throughout West Africa.
Changing Crustal Velocities Preceded 2011 Tohoku-oki Quake
Researchers examined the crustal deformation associated with earthquakes that occurred before the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake.
Changes in Earth’s Radiation Balance Between 1985 and 2012
A comparison of shortwave and longwave radiation in the atmosphere shows Earth’s heating rate is increasing even though temperatures are rising at a slower rate now than 30 years ago.
Local Model Better Describes Lunar Gravity
Scientists zero in on the Moon’s South Pole to create more accurate models of the lunar surface.