Atmosphere

2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend
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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend

The past eight years have been the warmest in the global record.

Published Jan 14, 2022

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A View of Vesuvius
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A View of Vesuvius

Clouds parted for a glimpse of one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth.

Published Jan 10, 2022

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A Wolf Awakens at Night
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A Wolf Awakens at Night

Incandescent lava erupts from a volcano in the Galápagos Islands.

Published Jan 7, 2022

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A New Look at Earth’s Lightning
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A New Look at Earth’s Lightning

A sensor installed on the International Space Station is yielding fresh insights on the global distribution of lightning.

Published Jan 11, 2022

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Study Confirms Southern Ocean is Absorbing Carbon
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Study Confirms Southern Ocean is Absorbing Carbon

The waters circling Antarctica absorb more carbon from the atmosphere than they release, serving as a strong carbon sink and an important buffer for greenhouse gas emissions.

Published Jan 2, 2022

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