Research briefs

Research briefs
Researchers describe how they used several climate models and various factors that allowed them to find patterns that might be linked to the reduction of aerosols emitted into the atmosphere by China.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
community members in Driza, Fier begin construction on the first phase of a new sewage system.
Research briefs
As climate-driven flooding becomes more common, policymakers and the public are more frequently confronted with whether to rebuild in flood-prone areas and who should be responsible for the cost repairing or replacing damaged homes and infrastructure.
University of Colorado Boulder
A storm ocean wave crashes over the road and floods coastal houses.
Research briefs
Climate change will cause an increase in extreme winter storms combining strong winds and heavy rainfall over the UK and Ireland, new research has shown.
Newcastle University
Sand storm hitting the city of Basra in Iraq, 2022
Research briefs
Climate change is transforming dust storms—a natural phenomenon in the Middle East—into a more frequent and widespread threat to health and economies throughout the region, a new study shows.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Research briefs
For this new study, the researchers focused on the history of atmospheric rivers dumping rain on California. Leonard Lake in northern California was chosen due to its relatively stable history going back thousands of years and its geographical features.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
This image shows dead trees that were destroyed by a forest fire and are now covered with frost and rain.
Research briefs
Climate change and human activities like deforestation are causing more fires in central and west africa’s wet, tropical forests, according to the first-ever comprehensive survey there. The fires have long been overlooked.
American Geophysical Union
Hurricane Florence seen from Space in September 2018
Research briefs
New work finds hurricanes are intensifying faster close to the coast—a trend that’s likely to ramp up in a warmer world
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Research briefs
In analyzing the possible causes, the research team discovered the issue was with the conversion equations used in comparing hazard maps predicting future earthquakes with actual shaking data, rather than systemic problems with the hazard modeling itself.
Northwestern University
Research briefs
In a new study, data from New York City and the surrounding area was analyzed to understand how severe weather drives power outages and who is most at risk, particularly in urban areas.
Conversation Media Group, the
People crossing road with umbrella in rain at Matunga in Mumbai Maharashtra India
Research briefs
Western disturbances are hanging out over India for longer, adversely affecting water security in the country.
Eos - AGU

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