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A 140-year long historical water isotope simulation with the 20th century reanalysis and its comparison with climate proxy data
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Influence of Dynamics Vegetation Change to Climate in the Last Glacier Maximum and Mid-Holocene Using a GCM with Dynamical Vegetation
The dramatic shrinking of Arctic sea ice and the Northern Hemisphere's glaciers and snowfields has reduced the radiation of sunlight back into space more than scientists previously predicted, according to a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience.
As a result, the ocean and land mass exposed by the melting ice and snow have absorbed more heat, contributing to global warming.
UCI Earth system science professor Jay Famiglietti has been named the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer for 2012 by the Geological Society of America's hydrogeology division. The award is granted annually by a panel of former lecturers. There are no applications; the winner - who gives 40 to 50 talks worldwide - is selected based on research excellence and ability to communicate.
In an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in October, 2010, Professor James Famiglietti and his colleagues used 13 years (1994–2006) of satellite precipitation, evaporation, and sea level data in an ocean mass balance to estimate freshwater discharge into the global ocean. The publication was recognized by Science News as one of the Earth science stories of 2010.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers students a variety of opportunities to participate in a internships and research experiences in the Summer of 2011. Each provides unique opportunities to study with recognized experts, explore cutting-edge science, and conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities.
Conveying Important Scientific Results to Decision Makers and Elected Officials: Responsibility or Waste of Time?
Number of participants: 39
Number of people actively debating: 16
Vivacity of discussion: 3.98
Amid the cheerful cacophony of shrieking, hurtling children at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, two young women in red T-shirts work quietly with a trio of 7-year-old girls on a school holiday.
“Today we’re doing an experiment. Let’s start by adding 10 drops of the vinegar,” says UC Irvine graduate student Crystal Ho, 21. “Do you want to guess what color this might turn?”
Happy Holidays, from Earth System Science.
The Department offices will be closed in recognition of the winter holiday break.