Climate change will alter the position of the Earth’s tropical rain belt

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt—a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator—according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may threaten food security for billions of people. In a study published today in Nature Climate […]

Eta hits Cuba with strong winds, rain

Aerial view of a mudslide caused by Eta and where it is estimated that dozens of people died in the village of Queja, in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala on November 7, 2020 Tropical storm Eta brought strong winds and torrential rain to Cuba on Sunday after having earlier cut a destructive and deadly path through […]

Finding Prehistoric Rain Forests by Studying Modern Mammals

The Amazon rain forest is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and plays a key role in the planet’s carbon and oxygen cycles. Despite its global importance, many aspects of this ecosystem’s history are still a mystery. Julia Tejada, who recently received her Ph.D. from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and […]

Corgi-size pterosaurs walked in the rain 145 million years ago

At the end of the Jurassic period, corgi-size pterosaurs were searching for food along an ancient shoreline when they felt the cool pings of a light rain, new fossil track marks reveal. Researchers found the fossilized track marks of these winged reptiles interspersed with raindrop impressions near Casper, Wyoming, which used to lie along the […]

Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains

IMAGE: First and corresponding author Dr Byron A. Adams in the steep terrain of the Greater Himalaya, central Bhutan. view more  Credit: Photo by second author Professor Kelin X Whipple. A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect rainfall […]

Ground-breaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains — ScienceDaily

A pioneering technique which captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect rainfall has on the evolution of mountainous landscapes is widely debated among geologists, but new research led by the University of Bristol and published today in Science Advances, clearly calculates […]

Groundbreaking discovery finally proves rain really can move mountains

Credit: Dr Byron Adams A pioneering technique that captures precisely how mountains bend to the will of raindrops has helped to solve a long-standing scientific enigma. The dramatic effect rainfall has on the evolution of mountainous landscapes is widely debated among geologists, but new research led by the University of Bristol and published today in […]