May 30, 2017

Hotspots Show that Vegetation Alters Climate by Up to 30%

Columbia Engineers find strong feedbacks between the atmosphere and vegetation that explain up to 30% of precipitation and surface radiation variance; study reveals large potential for improving seasonal weather predictions.
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May 22, 2017

Reduced U.S. Air Pollution Will Boost Rainfall in Africa’s Sahel, Says Study

New research led by scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory shows that the health and environmental benefits of U.S. clean air policies extend to global climate.
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April 19, 2017

Water is Streaming Across Antarctica

Scientists from Lamont-Dohery Earth Observatory have discovered that seasonally flowing streams fringe much of Antarctica’s ice. The widespread presence of these melt streams signals that the ice may be more vulnerable to melting than previously thought.
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February 9, 2017

Indonesian Corals Shed Light on Climate System

A new Indonesian coral-based record of surface ocean salinity shows that the location of the most significant hydroclimatic feature in the Southern Hemisphere influences a major current in the far western Pacific Ocean.
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February 6, 2017

Shifting Monsoon Altered Early Cultures in China, Study Says

Scientists studying Inner Mongolia's Lake Dali have concluded that the size of the lake has changed dramatically over the distant past, due to changes in the climate and resulting shifts in the annual monsoon.
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