March 19th, 2019
Coal-Fired Power Stations Linked to Extreme Rainfall Events
A 15-year study by researchers in South Australia and Germany mapped the source, journey and effect of ultrafine particles in the lower troposphere. It found that filtration systems on modern coal-fired power stations are the biggest individual source of ultrafine particles (UFPs), ahead of urban road traffic. Results were gathered using ultralight research trikes and
A classic scenario plays out in action films: criminals evade aerial pursuit from the authorities by seamlessly blending in with other vehicles and their surroundings. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) now has Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) researchers utilizing hyperspectral video imaging systems that make sure it doesn’t happen in real life.
Temperatures in the Arctic are rising twice as fast as in the rest of the world, causing permafrost soils to thaw. Permafrost peatlands are biogeochemical hot spots in the Arctic as they store vast amounts of carbon. Permafrost thaw could release part of these long-term immobile carbon stocks as the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2)
February 25th, 2019
Fossil Fuel Combustion Is Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around Arctic
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists. The five-year study to uncover sources of black carbon was done at five remote sites around the Arctic and is published in