Oklahoma Tornado - Worst in memory: This detailed map of downtown Moore, Oklahoma, locates the path of Monday’s devastating tornado and compares it to the path of the 1999 tornado, which had the most powerful winds ever recorded
Have you ever heard of or seen a sea butterfly? These amazing translucent creatures are being studied to look at the effects of climate change and ocean acidification.
Bad news for surfers: Climate change could reduce wave heights in a quarter of the world’s ocean. Smaller waves: less fun.
According to new research, waves could fall 10% in the Atlantic, or an average of 0.9-1.3 feet, and they might fall 5% on the Pacific side.
photo courtesy of Nathan Gibbs’ flickr
‘Best estimate’ for impact of melting ice on sea level riseThe EU funded team say the ice sheets and glaciers could add 36.8 centimetres to the oceans by 2100.The researchers also included projections for sea level rise in Europe that includes the effects of thermal expansion, ice melt and storm surges. In these scenarios, the British Isles could face an increase of slightly over a metre by 2100. Enough to overwhelm the Thames Barrier and see London flooded once every ten years. read more
Radiometers may be flown on a constellation of satellites, like the one shown here in this graphic. The goal would be to gather data about Earth’s energy budget. Credit: JHU/APL
A team of scientists has won a berth on a tiny satellite to explore one of NASA’s most important frontiers…