Topic: Climate

Aerosols Strengthen Storm Clouds, According to New Study

June 13, 2016
Aerosol cloud

Aerosol particles can increase the lifespans of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, making the clouds grow larger, and producing more extreme storms when rain finally does come, according to new research.

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Climate Can Grind Mountains Faster Than They Can Be Rebuilt

Nov. 23, 2015
St Elias

Researchers for the first time have discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.

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Clues from Ancient Maya Reveal Lasting Impact on Environment

Sept. 3, 2015
Tim and Sheryl Beach

Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today’s environmental conditions, according to researchers at UT Austin.

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Scientists Pioneer Method to Track Water Flowing in Glaciers

Aug. 10, 2015
Yahtse Glaciers in Alaska

New technique pioneered by UT Austin scientists is an essential step to understanding the future of the world’s largest glaciers as climate changes.

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New Forecast Should Improve Texas Summer Drought Prediction

May 21, 2015
Texas summer rain forecast 2015

A new forecast created by UT Austin and the Texas Water Development Board should better predict summer droughts in Texas. The forecast shows a rainy summer across the state.

 

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