Tag: Modeling
  1. Rings around Lake Powell in 2017.

    Today’s extreme droughts could become average in the future

    Conditions that, by today’s standards, are considered to be mega-droughts — or conversely, abnormally wet “mega-pluvial” events — may become the average in the future, according to new research led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-authored by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

    • Climate

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  2. Mudslide on I-70 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon.

    Drenching rains pose greater threat to fire-damaged areas in West

    The western US is facing a greatly heightened risk of extreme rain-after-fire events, which can cause mudslides, flash floods, and significant destruction.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. Cold air outbreak

    New study questions explanation for last winter’s brutal U.S. cold snap

    A new study challenges a commonly accepted explanation that a "sudden stratospheric warming" caused the unusually cold weather over the U.S. early last year, a view which was widely reported in the media and discussed among scientists at the time.

    • Weather

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  4. Coronal loops observed by NASA’s Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft. Credit: NASA/TRACE

    A solar illusion: Coronal loops may not be what they seem

    Many coronal loops — ropey strands of plasma that scientists have long thought existed in the Sun’s atmosphere — may actually be optical illusions, according to a new paper that challenges prevailing assumptions of what we know, and don’t know, about the Sun.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  5. Bathymetric map of Lake Malawi

    Scientists map underwater topography of more than 1.4 million lakes and reservoirs worldwide

    Scientists have used artificial intelligence techniques to create a publicly available dataset of the underwater topography, or bathymetry, of more than 1.4 million inland lakes and reservoirs around the world.

    • Water

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