How to identify heat-stressed corals

Researchers have found a novel way to identify heat-stressed corals, which could help scientists pinpoint the coral species that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change, according to a Rutgers-led study. “This is similar to a blood test to assess human health,” said senior author Debashish Bhattacharya, a Distinguished Professor in the […]

Surveys identify relationship between waves, coastal cliff erosion

IMAGE: Scripps Oceanography geomorphologist Adam Young buries wave energy-measuring sensors. view more  Credit: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers have uncovered how rain and waves act on different parts of coastal cliffs. Following three years of cliff surveys in and near the coastal city of Del Mar, Calif., they […]

A cold-health watch and warning system for cold waves in Quebec

IMAGE: INRS Professor Fateh Chebana specializes in Hydrogeological modelling. His team also developed a heat health watch and warning systems in 2010. view more  Credit: Josée Lecompte A team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), led by Professor Fateh Chebana, has recently developed […]

A long distance connection: polar climate affects trade wind strength in tropics

IMAGE: The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell in the Transantarctic Mountains comes from melted glacier water. view more  Credit: Joe Mastroianni, National Science Foundation The impact of sea surface temperature variations in the tropical Pacific on global climate has long been recognized. For instance, the episodic warming of the tropical Pacific during El Niño events causes […]

Study projects more rainfall in Florida during flooding season

IMAGE: (a) Map of the correlation between Atlantic SSTs and precipitation for June – October in GPCP (squares) and rain gauges (circles). (b and c) correlation between Atlantic SSTs and precipitation… view more  Credit: Jeremy Klavans MIAMI–A new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science projects an […]

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 […]

Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe

IMAGE: Mean temperature anomaly for DJF (December-January-February) and JJA (June-July-August) seasons under the concentration scenarios RCP4.5 (first row) and RCP8.5 (second row); 2056-2085 vs 1971-2000. Data processing by DATACLIME…. view more  Credit: We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme’s Working Group on Regional Climate, and the Working Group on Coupled Modelling. We thank the climate modelling […]