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March 22 2012


Groundwater Crisis Unfolds in Times Square

Two digital billboards spanning 19,000 square feet depict surprising declines in groundwater around the world.

February 08 2012


From 2 Satellites, the Big Picture on Ice Melt

Researchers calculate that from 2003 to 2010, the world's glaciers and ice caps lost about 150 billion tons of ice each year.
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February 01 2012


On Our Radar: A Crisp View of Earth

The Suomi N.P.P. satellite is carrying five instruments, the biggest of which, the "Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite," took the photos that were used to create a composite image.

October 28 2011


Long-Awaited Climate Satellite Lifts Off

The first in a new generation of satellites will provide scientists with crucial data for charting climate change and warning of weather catastrophes.

April 14 2011


Weather Satellites on the Chopping Block

Satellites and other government-run instruments provide virtually all weather data used to make forecasts in the United States, including those on TV, radio and in newspapers. Like all satellites, weather satellites wear out and have to be replaced regularly.

April 03 2011


Measurements of Winter Arctic Sea Ice Shows Continuing Ice Loss, Study Finds

EarthJustice.org ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center The CU-Boulder research team believes the lowest annual maximum [...]

November 16 2010


July 05 2010


Volcanic Ash Research Shows How Plumes End Up in the Jet Stream

  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100419162310.htm ScienceDaily (July 3, 2010) — A University at Buffalo volcanologist, an expert in volcanic ash cloud transport, published a paper recently showing how the jet stream — the area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in — also seems to be the area most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash. “That’s [...]

May 18 2010


The Oil and the Loop Current

Satellite images indicate that oil could reach the Gulf Current, flowing north along the Atlantic coast.
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