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This week from AGU: Quadrupling Beijing, seismic hazards and 4 new research papers

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Beijing quadrupled in size in a decade, new study finds

Researchers tracked the changing physical infrastructure in Beijing, China, and found that the city's physical area quadrupled between 2000 and 2009, according to a new study published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

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Seismic Hazard Assessment: Honing the Debate, Testing the Models

Earthquake experts learn that "take a hike" isn't an insult, but a way to resolve hotly debated scientific issues. The scientists found common ground by trekking over it.

New research papers

Disappearance of the southeast U.S. "warming hole" with the late-1990s transition of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation, Geophysical Research Letters

Hydrocomplexity: Addressing Water Security and Emergent Environmental Risks, Water Resources Research

Stratospheric Imaging of Polar Mesospheric Clouds: A New Window on Small-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters

Balanced Dynamics and Convection in the Tropical Troposphere, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

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