Topic: Climate

New Research Could Predict La Niña Drought Years in Advance

Nov. 16, 2017
Drought

New studies improve predictions on the strength and duration of La Niña droughts.

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Caspian Sea Evaporating As Temperatures Rise, Study Finds

Aug. 29, 2017
Caspian Sea

Earth’s largest inland body of water has been slowly evaporating for the past two decades due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, according to a new study led by UT Austin.

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Snow Data from Satellites Improves Temperature Predictions

Dec. 6, 2016
Himalayan mountains from space

Researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have found that incorporating snow data collected from space into computer climate models can significantly improve seasonal temperature predictions. 

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Monsoon Intensity Enhanced By Heat Captured By Desert Dust

July 28, 2016
Monsoon rains fall on the green valleys of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Variations in the ability of sand particles in the atmosphere to absorb heat can change the intensity of the Indian Summer Monsoon.

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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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