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A coupled snow-atmosphere modeling study

Editor’s Highlight—   Snow-atmosphere interactions is an important but under-appreciated field. Snow is a critical natural water reservoir yet we do not have a good understanding of what controls its distribution, particularly in alpine environments where it is most important. This paper presents a.... more

New findings improve our ability to understand and model snow chemistry

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper correlates the factors that control the seasonal dependence of bromine monoxide in the Arctic springtime boundary layer with the onset of snow melt. This is the first field evidence to show that the physical state of the surfaces where reaction take place has an effect.... more

Low-frequency sea sounds ring clear at high altitudes

Blog— A new study shows microphones suspended from helium balloons in the stratosphere can detect low-frequency sounds from ocean waves. The new method shows promise for detecting acoustic signals from natural disasters and nuclear explosions that cannot always be reliably detected by sensors on the.... more

New Data Record Extends History of Global Air Pollution

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Researchers extend long-term aerosol records to the past 40 years by combining two existing algorithms to process satellite data over both land and sea.  The World Health Organization calls air pollution the invisible killer, as it can be difficult to trace, yet is.... more

New Data Record Extends History of Global Air Pollution

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Researchers extend long-term aerosol records to the past 40 years by combining two existing algorithms to process satellite data over both land and sea.  The World Health Organization calls air pollution the invisible killer, as it can be difficult to trace, yet is.... more

Relationships between mountain uplift and regional climate

Editor’s Highlight—   There have been significant developments in modeling over recent years which can now better analyze the impact of mountain range evolution on regional climate. The authors of this study performed a set of sensitivity experiments using a high-resolution global atmospheric model.... more

Evaluation of new aerosol data set

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper presents a thorough evaluation of a major new aerosol data set in one of the main aerosol source regions of the world. The Multiangle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction (MAIAC) algorithm can produce products such as aerosol optical depth (AOD). The authors perform.... more

New Technique Could Help Scientists Track Nitrous Oxide Sources

Sarah Stanley, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— A long-term study in Switzerland reveals the promise of a new method to determine isotopic composition of the potent greenhouse gas.  Nitrous oxide is a powerful greenhouse gas, with nearly 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Some sources of.... more

Progress in regional modeling of Arctic permafrost characteristics

Editor’s Highlight—   Regional modeling of permafrost characteristics is rare in the scientific literature yet this is an important Arctic characteristic to get right. This paper compares the results obtained with two simulations of a model for the 1979-2014 period. The differences in simulated permafrost.... more