Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean

IMAGE: Artist’s illustration of the Indian Ocean Observing System and its societal applications. IndOOS data support research to advance scientific knowledge about the Indian Ocean circulation, climate variability and change, and… view more  Credit: JAMSTEC. MIAMI–A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring […]

Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean

Artist’s illustration of the Indian Ocean Observing System and its societal applications. IndOOS data support research to advance scientific knowledge about the Indian Ocean circulation, climate variability and change, and biogeochemistry, as well as societal applications due to its contribution to operational analyses and forecasts. Citation: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, 11; 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0209.1 […]

Chandra observations reveal extraordinary magnetar

This image contains an exceptional magnetar, a type of neutron star with very powerfulmagnetic fields. Astronomers have found evidence that this object may be the youngest knownmagnetar (about 500 years old in Earth’s timeframe). It is also the fastest rotating one yet discovered(spinning about 1.4 times per second). This image shows the magnetar in X-rays […]

Observations shed more light on the atmosphere of white dwarf GD 424

Average spectrum of the white dwarf GD 424 obtained with WHT/ISIS on August 26, 2017. Credit: Izquierdo et al., 2020. Astronomers have performed spectroscopic observations of a newly detected white dwarf star known as GD 424. Results of the observational campaign provide more insights into the atmosphere of this object. The study was presented in […]

Scientists claim controversial results of comet observations are consistent

Image of 41P/T-G-K obtained with the 70-cm AZT-8 telescope on observation stationLisnyky of the Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv(Ukraine) of 25 April 2017. Credit: FEFU Astrophysicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) joined the international research team for explaining the difference in the results of observation of the comet 41P/ Tuttle—Giacobini—Kresak. […]

Scientists claim controversial results of comets observations are consistent

IMAGE: Image of 41P/T-G-K obtained with the 70-cm AZT-8 telescope on observation station Lisnyky of the Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) of 25 April 2017…. view more  Credit: FEFU press office Astrophysicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) joined the international research team for explaining the difference in the results of […]

Decrease in fossil-fuel CO2 emissions due to COVID-19 detected by atmospheric observations

IMAGE: Birds-eye view photo of Hateruma Island (left) and the monitoring station on the island (right). view more  Credit: NIES Tracking emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases by atmospheric observations is a major challenge for policymaking, such as the Paris Agreement. Huge atmospheric observation networks comprised of a variety of platforms including satellites have been developed to […]

Radar Observations of a Tornado Associated with Typhoon Hagibis

Tropical cyclones not only bring strong winds and heavy rains but can also generate tornadoes. Even though tropical cyclone‐tornados occur relatively frequently, worldwide documentation is sparse and studies have been limited. Put simply, the processes of tornado formation, or “tornadogenesis”, for tropical cyclone‐tornados is not well understood, especially in comparison to more frequently […]