Laboratory experiments and grain-scale computer simulations during the past decade have led to a more universal understanding of flow-driven sediment transport across flows in oil, water, and air.
A new conceptual framework on how convection works in the tropics helps advance understanding of the contrast between land and ocean and how the tropics will respond to climate change.
Forecasts made one to a few weeks in advance, known as “subseasonal to seasonal” predictions, show more skill in predicting extreme summer heat waves over Europe than spells of normal or cold weather.
A study of the Yangtze River Delta shows how urbanization dries out the atmosphere.
Better forecasts, new products: The World Climate Research Programme coordinates research aimed at improving and extending global climate forecasting capabilities.
A new information-processing framework helps researchers tease out the factors driving ecological shifts over short timescales.
On Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, scientists map lightning strikes and find that they kill mainly the loftiest trees, likely disturbing the forest ecology.
Atmospheric scientists evaluate the influence of human-made structures on lightning data.
Scientists studying why previous research revealed a steadily increasing number of tornadoes in the United States per outbreak find an unexpected result.
Researchers investigate the impact of vegetation on erosion.