Monday, April 25th, 2016
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The soaring canopy and dense understory of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a study from Oregon State University published today in Science Advances. Comparing temperature regimes under the canopy in old-growth and plantation forests in the Oregon Cascades, researchers found that
Monday, March 21st, 2016
Global average surface temperatures in February 2016 broke the monthly record by the widest ever margin, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The December-February seasonal temperature was also the highest on record. The NOAA report confirmed data from NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency of an exceptional surge in temperatures. The
Monday, February 15th, 2016
It has been nearly half a century since scientists have collected extensive climate or atmospheric data from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). But late last year, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, working with a group led by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, embarked on a new project that
Monday, July 16th, 2012
Some satellites carry instruments that provide measurements of the surface temperature of oceans and seas – like a thermometer in the sky. Scientists met recently to review data from new satellite missions and scientific progress in the field.