Observations track elevation changes of an island in the Kodiak Archipelago to past ruptures of the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust fault.
Geophysical Research Letters
Circulation a Key Factor in Mediterranean Algal Growth
Scientists use satellite and robotic field data to study the environmental conditions driving phytoplankton blooms in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea.
Seafloor Changes Above the Tohoku-Oki Earthquake Rupture Zone
Three years after the devastating earthquake, transponders record afterslip deformation on the seabed above the Tohoku-Oki rupture zone.
El Niño Fades Without Westerly Wind Bursts
Pacific Ocean conditions brought El Niño winter forecasts in early 2014, but the chances faded by late summer. New research places blame on shifting winds.
What Causes Nitric Oxide to Infiltrate the Ozone Layer?
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.
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.