Research briefs

Longer, drier summers may mean fewer opportunities for firefighters to safely burn would-be wildfire fuel in the western United States.
Eos - AGU
A paper from the University of California, Davis suggests four key strategies that policymakers and land managers can take to get more “good fire” on the ground in North America’s fire-adapted ecosystems.
University of California, Davis
Research teams from the University of Innsbruck and Hamburg have studied the regions' water cycle for decades. These studies were essential to understanding the underlying physical processes that accelerate the melting process in the tropical glaciers.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
A study led by researchers from Indiana University suggests that dispersing particles in the atmosphere to reflect sunlight could mitigate the rapid melting in West Antarctica, lowering the risk of catastrophic sea-level rise.
Open Access Government
Climate change presents a major public health concern in Australia, marked by unprecedented wildfires, heatwaves, floods, droughts, and the spread of climate-sensitive infectious diseases.
Monash University
New paper identifies new situations of the evolution of drought and flood events on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, & analyzes the research progress in terms of monitoring and simulation, forecasting and early warning, risk prevention and emergency response.
Science China Press
A multi-institutional team of industrial engineers has used AI technology to make projections of increased demand for electricity and water due to climate change in major cities across the U.S.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
New research published in The Cryosphere has suggested that extreme snowfall events may be a feature of some locations at higher latitudes and elevations in the decades to come.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Mangroves and their roots
Research suggests an urgent need for conservation and nature-based solutions as human reliance on coastal ecosystems for protection increases.
Nature Conservancy, the
New research employed multi-model projections using the self-calibrating Effective Drought Index (scEDI) to predict drought and recommend the cumulative precipitation necessary for recovery.
Pohang University of Science and Technology

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