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Childhood white Christmases: nostalgia or reality?

January 16th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Inna Polichtchouk Nearly every Christmas, I travel back to Finland in the hope of celebrating Christmas Eve in the well below freezing temperatures surrounded by a plethora of snow. My childhood memory of this magical day begins with a cross-country … Continue reading

Geoengineering – how could we detect its cooling effect?

January 9th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Eunice Lo Sulphate aerosol injection (SAI) is one of the geoengineering proposals that aim to reduce future surface temperature rise in case ambitious carbon dioxide mitigation targets cannot be met.  Climate model simulations suggest that by injecting 5 Tg of sulphur dioxide gas … Continue reading

Lakes from space

December 12th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Laura Carrea For the first time satellite technology has been used to make a census of global inland water cover. A number of 117 million lakes, reservoirs and wetlands of area >0.002 km2 have been found summing up to a … Continue reading


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