Tagged: atmosphere

The fishy problem of underwater noise pollution - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 13, 2018

Adam Crane, University of Saskatchewan and Maud Ferrari, University of Saskatchewan This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When the famous explorer Jacques Cousteau released The Silent World, a documentary of his underwater adventures in 1953, he inspired generations of scientists to study the world’s oceans. We now know … Read More

Jupiter: scientists spot pentagon pattern of cyclones – and unlock secrets of the planet’s interior - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 09, 2018

Andrew Coates, UCL This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. We all recognise Jupiter by its banded pattern of counter-rotating zones and belts – this can be seen even with small garden telescopes. These stunning structures are powered by fast jet streams that are visible in the planet’s clouds. But what … Read More

A brief history of Martian exploration – as the InSight Lander prepares to launch - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 22, 2018

Helen Maynard-Casely, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Roughly every two years Mars and Earth wander a bit closer to each other, making the leap between these two planets a little easier. In July this year, Mars will only be about 58 million kilometres away – and NASA is set to take advantage by launching their next mission … Read More

NIWA Summer Series – Native forests suck in carbon dioxide - Unsorted

Guest Author Dec 22, 2017

New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests. This research, revealed in February, and led by NIWA atmospheric scientists Drs Kay Steinkamp and Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher, indicates that New Zealand’s forests absorb much more carbon dioxide than previously … Read More

Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100 - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 02, 2017

By Guang Zeng, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and Jason West, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Climate change is set to increase the amount of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution we breathe, which leads to lung disease, heart conditions, and stroke. Less rain and more heat means this pollution will stay … Read More

Kitchen Science: gastrophysics brings the universe into your kitchen - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 29, 2016

By Stephen Hughes, Queensland University of Technology This title will probably come as a surprise to you. Astrophysics concerns enormous scales of space, time and energy; kitchens are relatively small, homely places. So how can there be a connection between astrophysics and the kitchen? Have you ever dropped a just-opened plastic bottle of milk or fruit juice … Read More

A year’s weather in 8 minutes (and other things) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 30, 2014

From the team at EUTMETSAT: all the weather of 2013 as seen from the world’s weather-watching satellites. It’s an HD video, so a slow download on my rural NZ treacleband internet connection, but worth every second of the wait. I strongly recommend clicking the full screen button (bottom right corner), and multiple viewings. Fascinating, with […] … Read More