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  • Research on Soil Chamber Pressure Published in Journal of Geophysical Research

    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - LI-COR Senior Application Scientist Liukang Xu, Ph.D., led a group of LI-COR scientists and engineers in a research effort to examine pressure effects on chamber-based soil CO2 flux measurements. The results of this study were recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), an American Geophysical Union publication. Findings of the research show that ...


    By LI-COR

  • Biral Sensors used in Antarctic Climate-Change Research

    Sensors from meteorological specialists, Biral, are currently being used in Antarctic Climate-Change Research mission, headed by a French research group. The APRES3 campaign is a long term project with the aim of measuring precipitation in Antarctica, as well as monitoring climate change to understand the effect APRES3, ...

  • U.S. army engineer research & development center- call for proposals

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Funding Opportunity W912HZ10BAA01 The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas relevant to its 7 laboratories, including the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab, the Environmental Lab, and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab. ERDC is responsible for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DRI Tech Transfer Office turns research into royalties with boost from DOE

    The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) that serves both DRI and the University of Nevada, Reno, is bridging the gap between research and reality by bringing together early-stage technology and marketplace opportunities while generating income for both institutions.The TTO’s primary goals are to commercialize DRI- and university-developed technologies and to stimulate economic development and ...

  • Global warming may make monsoons harder to predict, say researchers

    Monsoons will be more difficult to predict in the future because of global warming, researchers have warned. Scientists will need improved weather prediction models, conclude researchers from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), in a report published in Geophysical Research Letters last month (23 April). Reliable prediction of monsoon rains five to seven days in advance is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Innovations at AGU 2015 Extend the Boundaries of Isotope Analysis for Geosciences Research

    Scientists engaged in climate research, biochemistry, forensics and oil/gas exploration can now analyze the isotopic anatomy of molecules using a new high-resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometer. It enables scientists to access the direct conditions under which molecules were formed, transported, stored and degraded. Thermo Fisher Scientific will showcase this and other solutions this week at ...


    By Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Fracking yields high wintertime ozone pollution

    Chemicals released into the air by oil and gas exploration, extraction and related activities (i.e. horizontal drilling combined with hydraulic fracturing “fracking”) can spark reactions that lead to high levels of ozone in wintertime, high enough to exceed the US federal health standards, according to new NOAA-led research, published in ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • OCTIO announces integration of Aanderaa sensors for environmental monitoring

    OCTIO is pleased to announce an agreement with Aanderaa Data Instruments AS (AADI), to integrate their line of oceanographic sensors into OCTIO’s ReM System. In addition to subsurface measurements, the ReM system will now also provide measurements of the water column from ocean bottom to sea surface. Helge Brandsæter, CEO of OCTIO Geophysical, comments: “Aanderaa Data ...

  • Teledyne Benthos Welcomes New Senior Director of Business Development

    Teledyne Benthos, Inc., a Massachusetts based manufacturer of ocean instrumentation and underwater survey systems added a new member to its executive team – Senior Director of Business Development, Justin Manley. Teledyne Benthos is proud to welcome Manley, a dynamic professional who will help guide the Company's continued growth. In his new role, Manley will manage and advance a diverse product ...


    By PRWeb

  • Educational collaboration trains next generation of geoscientists in Russia

    Geosoft recently reported on a joint educational collaboration with Russia's leading scientific university Perm State and geophysical technology firm AGT Systems. The partnership will equip the students of Perm State's Geological Faculty with applied knowledge of industry-leading exploration technology and data processing software. 'There is a huge base of geologists, geophysicists and mining ...


    By Geosoft Inc

  • Pioneering Greenhouse Gas Scientist and Harvard Professor, Steven Wofsy, Joins Picarro’s Scientific Advisory Board

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Picarro, the maker of the world’s highest precision and easiest to use gas analyzers, announced the addition of Professor Steven Wofsy to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Wofsy is currently the Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry at Harvard University (Division of Engineering and Applied Science and Department of ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Sensing Success

    The Australian Deep Exploration Technologies Co-operative Research Centre has signed a commercialisation agreement with Boart Longyear for its downhole sensing tool The Deep Exploration Tech- nologies CRC (DET CRC) has been established to address the most significant chal- lenge to the future of the miner- als industry, i.e. the reduction in the mineral-resources inventory due to high production ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Airborne lidar catches algae

    ESRL’s Jim Churnside (Chemical Sciences Division) has used lidar instruments on airplanes to find schools of fish and squid. He’s used lidar—which bounces laser light off distant objects and captures the information-rich return signals—to find abandoned “ghost nets,” which can ensnare and kill ocean dwellers. Now, Churnside is using airborne lidar to find layers of phytoplankton—tiny plant-like ...

  • Monitoring CO2 storage in Australian gas field

    Australia has launched the first carbon sequestration project in the southern hemisphere with the help of technology developed by researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Otway Basin Pilot Project will inject and monitor carbon dioxide (CO2) in a depleted gas field in south-eastern Australia to demonstrate the feasibility of storing the greenhouse gas in the Waarre Formation of the ...

  • Understanding events of the 1930s, 1950s may help in forecasting future drought

    During the iconic Dust Bowl, great clouds of dust swirled east out of the U.S. Northern Plains, blackening skies as far away as New York. Drought conditions set up in 1932 and didn’t ease for seven years. Just a decade later, another severe drought hit, this one scorching the Southern Plains and Southwest. ESRL scientists seeking to improve today’s drought warning systems recently turned their ...

  • Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking

    A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sophisticated monitoring array to address mystery of uranium plume

    Scientists have been puzzled for years about why uranium contamination in groundwater continues to exceed drinking water standards in an area located at the south end of the Hanford Site. The Department of Energy wants answers to why the uranium persists. Now, an innovative system has been installed for field experiments to better understand this complex site and to support future cleanup ...

  • Greenland`s glaciers losing ice faster this year than last year, which was record-setting itself

    Researchers watching the loss of ice flowing out from the giant island of Greenland say that the amount of ice lost this summer is nearly three times what was lost one year ago. The loss of floating ice in 2008 pouring from Greenland's glaciers would cover an area twice the size of Manhattan Island in the U.S., they said. Jason Box, an associate professor of geography at Ohio State, said that the ...

  • New approach improves accuracy of aerosol measurements on cloudy days

    Satellites taking atmospheric measurements might now be able to see blue skies as clearly as optimists do. Researchers have found a way to reduce cloud-induced glare when satellites measure blue skies on cloudy days, by as much as ten-fold in some cases. The result might lead to more accurate estimates of the amount of sunlight penetrating the atmosphere. Because clouds represent one of the ...

  • Satellite cluster proves link between pollution and weather systems

    Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall.  Four NASA satellites - Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency's PARASOL - make up the string of satellites in the Afternoon Constellation, more commonly called the A-Train. They orbit only eight minutes apart ...

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