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This week from AGU Sept. 7, 2016

American Geophysical Union


Extreme-weather winters becoming more common in U.S.

The simultaneous occurrence of warm winters in the West and cold winters in the East has significantly increased in recent decades, according to new research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Sulfur, sulfur dioxide and graphitized carbon observed on Ceres

Hubble Space Telescope observations of the dwarf planet Ceres, now published in a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, have discovered the first evidence of sulfur, sulfur dioxide and graphitized carbon found on an asteroid.

Sargassum watch warns of incoming seaweed

The Sargassum Watch System processes satellite data and feeds results to a Web portal, giving decision makers timely information on seaweed location and warnings for potential beaching events.

Research Spotlights

The role of seafloor methane in ancient global warming

New research published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that release of methane from seafloor hydrates was much slower than hypothesized during a period of rapid global warming about 56 million years ago.

Mysterious anomaly interrupts stratospheric wind pattern

A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters describes the first observations of a deviation from the typical alternating pattern of easterly and westerly winds in the equatorial stratosphere.


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