Tag: Societal Impacts
  1. A 1972 solar storm triggered a Vietnam War mystery

    In a sign of the far-ranging effects of space weather, new research shows that a major 1972 solar storm caused the explosions of more than two dozen sea mines.

    • Sun + Space Weather

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  2. Experts warn of growing risks to heavily populated coastlines

    A panel of experts called today for continued research investments to save lives and protect infrastructure in vulnerable coastal areas.

    • Government Relations,
    • Water,
    • Weather

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  3. Hurricane Florence as captured by a camera on the International Space Station

    Attributing the impact of climate change on Florence in near real time

    Days before Hurricane Florence collided with the Carolinas, battering them with catastrophic rains and strong winds, scientists were already working to quantify if climate change may have contributed to the storm's characteristics.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. A green roof on Chicago's city hall

    Beating the heat in Chicago

    With cities facing more extreme heat waves, scientists used NCAR-based WRF-Urban model to study which Chicago neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. A boat sits on dry land in Texas

    Impacts of El Niño and La Niña to intensify as climate warms

    When an El Niño or its opposite, La Niña, forms in the future, it's likely to cause more intense impacts over many land regions — amplifying changes to temperature, precipitation, and wildfire risk — due to the warming climate.

    • Climate

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