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This week from AGU: Saturn's moon Titan, Kepler telescope & 5 new research papers

American Geophysical Union

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Titan's "bucket brigade" brings liquid to moon's north pole

A new study in Geophysical Research Letters finds a veritable bucket brigade that has been slowly but surely drenching the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan - the only world in the solar system, other than Earth, to have lakes, seas and rainy weather.

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Kepler: A giant leap for exoplanet studies

NASA's low-cost space telescope opened up a universe of possibilities for scientists who scour space in search of planets--and possibly life.

New research papers

Abrupt shifts in phenology and vegetation productivity under climate extremes, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Teleseismic P wave spectra from USArray and implications for upper mantle attenuation and scattering, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Solar wind at 33?AU: Setting bounds on the Pluto interaction for New Horizons, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Effects of vertical wind shear on the predictability of tropical cyclones: Practical versus intrinsic limit, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

Initiation of an intraseasonal oscillation in an aquaplanet general circulation model, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems

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