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  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Space mission set to monitor the effects of climate change

    NPL is helping the UK play a key role in an international space mission to predict the effects of climate change. EarthCARE is a mission to compare cloud distribution with radiation, giving a more detailed picture of how clouds affect climate change. It is run jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).  Scientists know that clouds can affect ...

  • Monitoring climate change with the UK Met Office

    As the world celebrated World Meteorological Day the UK Met Office looked at the role we play in supporting global observations to monitor a changing climate. To recognise the importance of global observations, the theme for this year's celebrations which took place on 25 March, was 'Observing our planet for a better future'. Understanding and responding to the impacts of climate change cannot be ...


    By The Met Office

  • Climate vulnerability monitor will track nations` fates

    Climate change could cause nearly one million deaths per year from 2030 onwards, according to a report released at the UN Climate Change conference (COP 16), in Mexico. 'Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010: The State of the Climate Crisis' — which also details 53 cost-effective ways to avoid these deaths — examined the individual vulnerabilities of 184 countries to the short-term ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • £16m confirmed for UK climate change monitoring system

    Following a review by the international science community, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has confirmed that it will provide £16·1m to continue the research programme that provides a detection system for climate changes in the Atlantic Ocean. The RAPID Climate Change programme has been running since 2001 and was due to end this year, 2008. The new programme, RAPID-WATCH, will ...

  • Long term data for monitoring climate change

    Nearly 30 years of sampling data demonstrate that rural locations can be used to monitor greenhouse gases (GHGs), even in a densely populated continent such as Europe. The data have been used to explore how vegetation affects GHG emissions. Urban and industrial settings are unsuitable for measuring global trends in levels of GHGs as there are many local sources of emissions which can affect the ...

  • EUMETSAT to launch new satellite to monitor climate change

    Once in orbit and after it has been calibrated, the satellite will provide oceanographic products on an operational basis to the large EUMETSAT user community using the European weather satellite organisation’s proven dissemination capabilities. The main instrument onboard Jason-2 will be the Poseidon 3 dual frequency altimeter. The final orbit of the satellite will be 1,336 km above the Earth at ...

  • Dozens of new satellites planned to monitor climate

    An international strategy for deployment of dozens of new satellites to help scientists better understand global warming got a boost on Wednesday as the world's space and meteorological agencies gave their support to the World Meteorological Organization proposal at a high-level space conference.  Approval came at the end of the two day meeting last week in New Orleans, Louisiana attended by top ...

  • Monitoring how aerosols affect climate change

    Monitoring aerosols is of growing interest especially as current research has indicated that fine particulates are linked to not only adverse health effects but also climate change. It has been known for some time that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been widely linked to adverse health effects such as asthma. Approximately 70% of particulate mass generated by, for example, bush fires is less ...


    By Ecotech Pty Ltd

  • EUMETSAT satellites contribute to climate change monitoring

    For the first time both the Northeast and the Northwest Passages through the Arctic are free of ice at the same time. What could be considered a blessing for shipping and other industries is actually more likely to be yet another disconcerting sign that the predictions for the Polar Regions presented in the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are already proving ...

  • EUMETSAT and EC agree to cooperate on monitoring climate change

    EUMETSAT and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed a Collaboration Agreement that will allow both institutions to combine their efforts in addressing the environmental challenge currently posed by climate change, with a clear focus on developing countries. The agreement foresees the provision of data generated by the JRC’s African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) ...

  • Climate for forecasters

    ESRL researchers spent three days with National Weather Service forecasters in April, during a workshop designed to share scientific information about climate change, its impacts, and communicating with the public about the issues. About 50 people attended the climate seminar, drawn from Weather Forecast Offices across the West. “I look at you as the first responders, the front-line people ...

  • UNEP delivers new climate and air quality monitoring stations for Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) opened two new air monitoring stations in Bosnia Herzegovina today and brought two existing ones back to full function. The move will significantly help the country monitor climate and air quality in line with national and EU law and prevent further illnesses and deaths from outdoor pollution. Thanks to the new and refurbished stations, accurate ...

  • Xylem announces $617,000 contract for climate change monitoring and ecological forecasting in the Caribbean

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has been awarded a $617,000 contract from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) for five marine monitoring buoys that will collect high-quality data for researchers studying climate change in the Caribbean Sea, including ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • TODAY: EPA Administrator to Discuss the Climate Action Plan with Christian Science Monitor

    WHO: Keynote remarks by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 9:30 to 11 a.m. EST Administrator McCarthy will take questions from the audience after. WHERE: St. Regis Hotel 16th and K N.W. Washington, DC 20006 RSVP: This is free and open to the public, but if you plan to attend, ...

  • Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) a major theme at the UN climate negotiations

    More than 190 countries gathered in Lima, Peru in December 2014 to debate a future agreement to limit our carbon emissions to avoid dangerous climate change. Members of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) attended and presented its work to measure and verify greenhouse gas emissions and to follow the debate about how progress will be measured in the ...

  • TUESDAY: EPA Administrator to Discuss the Climate Action Plan with Christian Science Monitor

    On July 7, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be joining Recharge – the energy section of the Christian Science Monitor to discuss US energy and climate policy. The administrator will discuss the agency’s actions to protect public health while encouraging economic growth and laying the foundation for a low-carbon future, ...

  • WMO develops new global satellite strategy to monitor climate change

    The World Meteorological Organization is developing a new vision for using dozens of satellites to monitor climate change and weather. This strategy for an updated space-based Global Observing System will be discussed at a high-level WMO meeting, attended by the world’s space agencies, in New Orleans, USA, on 15–16 January.  At least 16 geostationary and low-earth orbit satellites currently ...

  • Australia Invites Nations to Monitor Forests for Climate`s Sake

    SYDNEY, Australia, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - Australia will establish a new global system to monitor changes in forest cover and forest carbon levels as part of its A$200 million Global Initiative on Forests and Climate, government officials announced today. Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer, and Environment and Water Resources Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced the initiative at a ...

  • Aquatic Bacteria: Possible markers for monitoring arctic climate change

    The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition, shows that bacterial communities in the six rivers shifted synchronously over time, correlating with seasonal shifts in hydrology and biogeochemistry. The research team documents these patterns through a three-year, circumpolar study of planktonic bacterial communities in the six largest rivers of ...


    By ScienceDaily

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