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Climate: Iodic acid influences cloud formation at the North Pole

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 16:01
Scientists have identified a novel driver of new aerosol particle formation in the Arctic during the summer to fall transition. The authors show that iodic acid is important for forming new particles which subsequently influence the formation of clouds and their radiative effect over the Arctic pack ice.

Alien species to increase by 36% worldwide by 2050

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 16:01
The number of alien (non-native) species is expected to increase globally by 36% by the middle of this century, compared to 2005, finds new research.

Nights warming faster than days across much of the planet

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 02:49
Global warming is affecting daytime and night-time temperatures differently - and greater night-time warming is more common than greater daytime warming worldwide - new research shows.

Marine heatwaves can strengthen hurricanes

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 02:48
Oceanographers have found that a hurricane can be considerably strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico through the compounding effects of two extreme weather events. This process could continue in the future as ocean temperatures continue to rise around the world.