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Latest and Breaking Atmospheric Science News

Researchers awarded $1.5 million to develop software to process solar astronomy data on larger scale
(Georgia State University) Researchers in Georgia State University's new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible.

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, UC study finds
(University of California - Irvine) Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced.

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change
(University of Cambridge) Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study.

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
(University of Southampton) A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2 cm more than the global average of 6 cm.

NASA sees Hurricane Cristobal racing through North Atlantic
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery shows Hurricane Cristobal racing through the North Atlantic on Friday, August 29 while losing its tropical characteristics.

NASA animation shows Hurricane Marie winding down
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-West satellite keeps a continuous eye on the Eastern Pacific and has been covering Hurricane Marie since birth. NASA's GOES Project uses NOAA data and creates animations and did so to show the end of Hurricane Marie.

Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise
(University of Southampton) Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international scientists.

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered.

Climate change puts endangered Devils Hole pupfish at risk of extinction
(University of Nevada, Reno) Climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species that has numbered as few as 35 individuals, new research by the University of Nevada, Reno and Desert Research Institute shows.

NASA sees a weaker Tropical Storm Marie
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of what is now Tropical Storm Marie, weakened from hurricane status on Aug. 28, the strongest thunderstorms were located in the southern quadrant of the storm.

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