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A Novel Way to Track Magma Flow

In August 2014, after traveling for weeks through subterranean channels, molten rock surged through cracks in the 84-square-kilometer Holuhraun lava field north of Iceland’s most voluminous glacier. It...

Ocean Tides Affect Ice Loss from Large Polar Ice Sheets

The projected loss of ice from the huge Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets during the twenty-first century will raise global mean sea level. Present uncertainties of ice shelf...

China May Soon Surpass the United States in R&D Funding

The U.S. National Science Board (NSB), which in January stated that China was catching up to the United States in research and development (R&D) expenditures, said in a...

Untangling Sediment Transport Through River Networks

Sediment that is transported through a river network represents a complex integration of multiple sources and sizes of sediment input. Determining source areas and their downstream integration is...

Monitoring Tropical Cyclones with Lightning and Satellite Data

To better understand tropical cyclones, forecasters and researchers need to monitor these storms continuously. Keeping a real-time eye on lightning associated with tropical cyclones is an important step...

Administration Plan Would Cut USGS Budget by More Than 20%

The Trump administration’s proposed $859.7 million budget for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which it sent to Congress on Monday, chops funding for the agency by 21% for...

Modeling Geospace: Quantifying the Known-Unknowns

Geomagnetic storms produce large changes in the Earth’s ionosphere and thermosphere that can impact communications, satellite orbits, and navigation systems, as well as electric power grids. The capability...

Douglas D. Davis (1940–2016)

Douglas D. Davis. Credit: Gao Chen Douglas D. Davis passed away unexpectedly on 26 December 2016, taking from us an invaluable atmospheric chemist. He was renowned for his creativity,...

The Challenges of Drought Prediction

In simple terms, drought is an absence of water, but it is actually a complex phenomenon and one of the most poorly understood natural hazards due to multiple...

Scientific Row over Renewables Leads to Free Speech Legal Fight

After a leading U.S. scientific journal published a paper that claimed that Mark Z. Jacobson’s research on renewable energy was flawed, the Stanford University climate scientist sued the...
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