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New paper provides framework for how scientists can leverage community-generated data to monitor global biodiversity change and realize the full potential of community science
The type of material present under glaciers has a big impact on how fast they slide towards the ocean. Scientists face a challenging task to acquire data of this under-ice landscape. Choosing the wrong equations for the under-ice landscape can have the same effect on the predicted contribution to sea-level rise as a warming of several degrees, says Henning Åkesson, who led a new published study on Petermann Glacier in Greenland.
- the Swedish Research Council, Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at the National Supercomputer Center (NSC)
Using more than 3.4 million citizen scientist observations of 140 different bird species across the continental U.S., researchers found that common bird species avoided areas with excessive noise. In areas where light and noise pollution both occurred, many additional species avoided backyard feeders. Seasonal patterns and variation in the length of night also influenced how species respond to light pollution.
- Global Change Biology
- , Alexander von Humboldt- Stiftung, NASA NNX17AG36G
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launch a peer-reviewed report based on a 4-day virtual workshop on addressing the biodiversity and climate crises together involving 50 jointly-selected international experts.
Lack of water, floods, or crop losses: As a result of climate change, pronounced periods of drought and rainfall are causing human suffering and major economic damage. Precise seasonal forecasts can help to mitigate these consequences. A research team from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has now been able to improve global forecasts using statistical methods so that they can be used on the regional level. Publication in Earth System Science Data and Scientific Reports.
- Earth System Science Data
The Red Sea Reef Foundation has awarded research grants to five scientists from Israel and Jordan who are studying corals in one of the world's largest marine refuges from climate change.
- Red Sea Reef Foundation
Paleoclimatologist Niels de Winter and colleagues developed an innovative way to use the clumped isotope method to reconstruct climate in the geological past on the seasonal scale. They show that dinosaurs had to deal with hotter summers than previously thought. The results suggest that in the mid latitudes, seasonal temperatures will likely rise along with climate warming, while seasonal difference is maintained. This results in very high summer temperatures.
- Communications Earth & Environment
Researchers have long believed that as we move up into 6G frequency, the ways in which a signal can reach a receiver will be greatly limited. New research shows that this is not always accurate..Making 6G technology a reality is an important step towards realizing a whole host of new applications including haptic internet, mobile edge computing, and holographic communications. All three of these areas have the potential to change the face of communications, health, transportation, education, and more.
- Proceedings of the IEEE
Soot particles from oil and wood heating systems as well as road traffic can pollute the air in Europe on a much larger scale than previously assumed. The evaluation of the sources during a measuring campaign in Germany showed that about half of the soot particles came from the surrounding area and the other half from long distances. This underlines the need to further reduce emissions of soot that is harmful to health and climate.
- Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
- German Research Foundation