Syndicate content

Weather

Studying shooting stars to improve weather forecasting

Using devices that look like old-fashioned TV antennae, physicists are improving weather forecasts by studying shooting stars in the upper atmosphere.

Ancient insects reveal Danish climate secret

Ice Age insects dug up from a bog in Denmark reveal that Danish winters were colder in the late Ice Age than previously thought.

Humans are tropical animals

Homo sapiens come from the tropics. That is why we create tropical microclimates in our homes, our cars and beneath layers of clothing. ,

The best way to remove substances from rainwater

Is rainwater clean? Can it be harmful to aquatic life? And what happens when rainwater from cities is discharged to the aquatic environment?

Oceans drive climate change

Researchers say that changes in the climate can be traced in the ocean hundreds of years before there is any trace of it in the atmosphere.

Meteors can aid weather forecasts

Tiny meteors burning as high as 90 kilometres above the Earth give scientists valuable new knowledge about the weather.

Thunderclouds challenge laws of nature

Well-defined and detached clouds such as thunderclouds violate the laws of thermodynamics when it comes to the amount of precipitation.

New hi-tech climate research station in Greenland

A new, state-of-the art research station is currently being built in the far north of Greenland. Here researchers will study how climate change affects the high-Arctic air, sea and wildlife.

Warm seas around Greenland may indicate cold European winter

Past changes in ocean currents around Greenland coincided with climate change in Northern Europe. The researchers behind the discovery suggest a possible ice-cold winter in Northwestern Europe.

New satellites will forecast space weather

The northern lights interfere with radio communications, GPS navigation and satellite communications. Researchers will launch 50 satellites to find out why.