Geophysics News

May 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, the underlying physical process that creates ‘breaking wave’ cloud patterns in Earth’s atmosphere also frequently opens the gates to solar wind plasma that perturbs the planet’s magnetosphere. Kelvin-Helmholtz instability clouds. Image credit: Astronautilus, rodjonesphotography.co.uk / CC BY 2.0. The phenomenon involves ultra low-frequency Kelvin-Helmholtz waves (named...

Apr 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Hsin-Hua Huang of California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the University of Utah has discovered a reservoir of...

Apr 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Desflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane and halothane – clinically used inhalation anesthetic agents – are accumulating in the atmosphere of our...

Mar 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Violent collisions between the infant Earth and other objects in our Solar System generated significant amounts of iron vapor, says a group of researchers...

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Geysers erupt periodically because of loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing, says a team of volcanologists from the United States and Japan. Fly...

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using spectroscopic instruments operated by the U.S. DoE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility, scientists have directly observed...

Feb 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Every year, millions of tons of dust from the Sahara desert cross the Atlantic Ocean, bringing vital phosphorus and other fertilizers to depleted Amazon...

Feb 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Innovative techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that scientists study the Earth’s oceans....

Feb 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Cyclical variations in Earth’s tilt and orbit – occurring at 23,000-, 41,000- and 100,000-year intervals – are known to strongly influence...