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Accounting for Accelerated East Coast Sea Level Rise
From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— An analysis of tide gauge records and physical models shows acceleration of sea level rise on the East Coast due to melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet is especially pronounced south of 40°N latitude. Previous studies have reported that global sea level is, on average,.... more
Huge Storms Disrupted Jupiter’s Fastest Jet Stream in 2016
From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Recurrent jet stream disturbances provide glimpses of what lies beneath the gas giant’s thick upper cloud cover. In late 2016, a quartet of huge storms disrupted the usually stable flow of a rapid atmospheric jet stream that encircles Jupiter. Multiple instruments.... more
Mysterious Particle Beams Found Over Jupiter's Poles
From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— The unexpected character of the beams, revealed by NASA's Juno spacecraft, suggests that the processes that produce Jupiter’s aurora are unlike those on Earth. Jupiter’s aurora are so powerful that, if we could stand directly below them, where charged particles from.... more
How Will Climate Change Affect the California Current Upwelling?
From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— The results of new simulations that account for internal climate variability contrast with previous projections of how this vital West Coast current will respond to anthropogenic warming. From southern British Columbia to Baja California, the California Current transports.... more
How Quickly Is Mercury’s Surface Evolving?
New measurements of impact craters on Mercury’s smooth plains suggest the topography of the solar system’s innermost planet is changing at twice the rate of landforms on the Moon. For the last several billion years, collisions with meteoroids, asteroids, and comets have been the primary process modifying.... more
The Future of Earth Looks Drier…but Just How Dry?
From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— New analysis of soil moisture projections from climate models could help resolve a discrepancy between expected increases in aridity and precipitation over land. As global warming progresses, factors that promote drought and aridity will outweigh a gentle rise in.... more
Some clouds filled with ice lollipops
Blog— A cloud full of lollipops may sound like the most delicious carnival treat ever… except this cloud’s lollipops are made of ice. Scientists spotted the lollipop-shaped ice crystals during a research flight in southwest England. The researchers describe their findings in a new study in Geophysical.... more
Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts
Blog— Offshore wind turbines built according to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane, creating potential risk for any such turbines built in hurricane-prone areas, new University of Colorado Boulder-led research shows. The study, which was conducted.... more
Study sheds new light on future of key Antarctic glacier
Blog— The melt rate of West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is an important concern, because this glacier alone is currently responsible for about 1 percent of global sea level rise. A new study finds that Thwaites’ ice loss will continue, but not quite as rapidly as previous studies have estimated.The.... more
What caused the most toxic algal bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?
Blog— In late spring 2015, the West Coast of North America experienced one of the most toxic algal blooms on record. The bloom affected wildlife, including anchovies, sea birds, and sea lions, and led to the closure of commercial fisheries from California to Washington. Scientists quickly learned that.... more
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Early results from Juno's mission at Jupiter including approach to Jupiter and the first perijove pass (PJ1). Juno's scientific objectives include the study of Jupiter's interior, atmosphere and polar magnetosphere with the goal of understanding Jupiter's origin, formation and evolution. This collection of papers provides early results from Juno's measurements of the gravity and magnetic fields, deep atmospheric microwave sounding, infrared, visible and ultraviolet images/spectra and an array of fields and particles instruments as well as context for the early results with respect to current theory and models of Jupiter's formation and evolution. Topics include both Juno - Jupiter related theoretical models and data analysis as well as collaborative observations made from Earth based assets.