Prediction method could help protect rainforests around the globe.
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Irvine, Calif. – Models of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans need to be revised,…
The W.M. Keck Foundation has granted $1 million to UC Irvine to build a campus laboratory in which researchers can explore the potential of using the deep ocean’s low-temperature and high-pressure conditions to generate carbon-free power from methane hydrates.
UCI-led team cites global warming, accelerated cycle of evaporation, precipitation as factors.
Glaciers in West Greenland are melting 100 times more rapidly at their end points beneath the ocean than they are at their surfaces, according to a UC Irvine/NASA study.
Like a dirty filter, the Earth’s oceans are growing less efficient at absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas produced by fossil-fuel burning, reports a study co-authored by Francois Primeau, UC Irvine Earth system science associate professor.
UCI researchers can forecast wildfires using sea surface temperatures.
Wind energy over the planet’s oceans is a vastly underutilized renewable resource, according to UC Irvine researchers.
Global climate change – especially as it relates to glacial melting and rising ocean levels – is the subject of much debate and research. Eric Rignot, Earth system science professor, studies ice sheet melting in Antarctica and Greenland. He will talk about his work March 31 as part of the 2008-09 Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series.