While human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are by far the most important driver of climate change, water vapor is actually the most abundant greenhouse gas, and is responsible for about half of Earth’s natural greenhouse effect – the one that keeps our planet habitable.
“We’ve crossed a threshold in which we are at a historic low for ice cover for the Great Lakes as a whole,” says GLERL’s Bryan Mrockza, a physical scientist. “We have never seen ice levels this low in Mid-February on the lakes since our records began in 1973.”
Grebmeier and Cooper are not just contributing to research, they are connecting and building scientific communities focused on improving our understanding of Arctic marine ecosystems.
Imagine you’re asked to figure out how one of the most complex systems on planet Earth works. Where would you start?
On September 30, 2021, a saildrone uncrewed surface vehicle made history by intercepting the eyewall of Hurricane Sam in the northwestern tropical Atlantic, recording a
Many people have been concerned about the low ice coverage that has been observed and recorded in the last few years on the Great Lakes,
Analyzing the forecast, decision support and new tools for the future The wind-driven Marshall Fire erupted into the most costly wildfire in Colorado history on
A volcanic eruption sent enough water vapor into the stratosphere to cause a rapid change in chemistry
The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022, produced the largest underwater explosion ever recorded by modern scientific instruments, blasting an enormous amount of water and volcanic gases higher than any other eruption in the satellite era.
The eruption of Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on Nov. 27, 2022 temporarily interrupted important scientific observations at the Global Monitoring Laboratory’s atmospheric
NOAA data and models help scientists track the global carbon cycle Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels are projected to reach a record 36.8 billion