Measuring gravity’s tiny fluctuations is giving the United States an upgraded system of elevations.
3D Radiation-Topography Interaction Warms Up Tibetan Plateau
3-D radiation-topography interaction, which can increase the sunlight absorption by the surface, is missing in all climate models, causing strong cold biases over the Tibetan Plateau.
The Meteorological Culprits Behind Strange and Deadly Floods
A new study examines how unusual meteorology interacted with topography and other local conditions to generate some of the most devastating floods in American history.
A Better Way to Predict the Indian Monsoon
A new study finds that including Himalayan topography and land-atmosphere interactions improves climate models.
Map Provides High-Resolution Look at Nearly Entire Arctic Region
Researchers highlight the value of the time element incorporated into imagery and having a baseline for revisiting and comparing topography.
New Insights from Seafloor Mapping of a Hawaiian Marine Monument
New surveys help untangle the complex geologic history of the Hawaiian Archipelago and provide hints about where to seek marine life.
River Slope Connects Modern Topography with Ancient Tectonics
Scientists create models to help them figure out how the slope of a river can record ancient tectonic activity.