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Deformable Mirrors Could Help Astronomers See Exoplanets Directly

A new technology discussed at the American Geophysical Union's annual conference could help us spy on smaller planets like the Earth-sized Proxima Centauri b. The post Deformable Mirrors Could Help Astronomers See Exoplanets Directly appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Scientists help Costa Rican community manage dwindling water supply

A new tool could help local authorities in Costa Rica prepare for periods of drought during the dry season based on rainfall during the wet season, scientists reported last month at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.

NASA Is Looking For Life On Exoplanets In 2069 (Nice)

Anthony Freeman is from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, and he just presented a very interesting mission concept at the 2017 American Geophysical Union conference. Namely, launching a spacecraft to the relatively nearby three-star Alpha Centauri system to search an exoplanet for signs of life. But not until 2069. More »      

Algae growth reduces reflectivity, enhances Greenland ice sheet melting

(American Geophysical Union) Algae growth reduces reflectivity, enhances Greenland ice sheet melting.

#AGU17: Spherical harmonics, gravity, and the depth of winds at Jupiter

Results from the Juno gravity science experiment presented at last week's American Geophysical Union meeting suggest Jupiter's winds penetrate only to 3000 kilometers deep.

Legacy and Perspectives for the Science of Hydrology: Fifty Years of Water Resources Research, 1965 - 2015

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If you were to claim that Water Resources Research (published by the American Geophysical Union) is the world's foremost hydrologic/water resources journal you would get little or no arguments - certainly not from me. Two years ago the AGU published a 50th anniversary issue of WRR that chronicled 50 years...

Brief note from #AGU17: Juno observes volcanism on Io

At the American Geophysical Union meeting, members of the Juno team showed observations of active volcanism on Jupiter's moon Io.

AGU Fall Meeting: Human-caused warming likely intensified Hurricane Harvey's rains

(American Geophysical Union) New research shows human-induced climate change increased the amount and intensity of Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented rainfall. The new findings are being published in two separate studies and being presented...Show More Summary

AGU Fall Meeting: Accumulating sediment in Mississippi River threatens course change

(American Geophysical Union) Accumulating sediment within the lower Mississippi River could, when coupled with a major flood, cause the river to abandon its current course, potentially ruining the drinking water source for roughly 1.5 million people, according to new research presented here today.

Multi-year submarine-canyon study challenges textbook theories about turbidity currents

(Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) At the Fall 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, scientists from around the world will present 19 talks and posters about the Coordinated Canyon Experiment -- the most extensive, long-term effort to monitor turbidity currents ever attempted. Show More Summary

AGU Fall Meeting: New simulations suggest meteors explode from the inside

(American Geophysical Union) Researchers have identified an explosive new mechanism that breaks down meteors as they hurtle toward Earth. New simulations of falling meteors suggest air particles penetrate the space rocks' porous interiors as they careen through the atmosphere. Show More Summary

AGU Fall Meeting: Mistletoe is 'kiss of death' to drought-stressed trees

(American Geophysical Union) Around the holidays, a sprig of mistletoe over a doorway is festive and romantic. But mistletoe has a sinister side: The parasitic plant can sometimes kill the very tree it depends on for food by robbing its host of water during dry spells, according to new research being presented here.

Research bolsters possibility of plate tectonics on Europa

(American Geophysical Union) Research bolsters possibility of plate tectonics on Europa.

This week from AGU: Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts

(American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU: Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts, and more.

American Geophysical Union announces Open API Challenge winners

(American Geophysical Union) The American Geophysical Union (AGU) today announced the three winners of its Open API Challenge, including first place winners Bennett Battaile and Meenakshi Rao for their "AGU Explorer" app. AGU's OpenShow More Summary

Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide

(American Geophysical Union) Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years

(American Geophysical Union) Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years.

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Abstracts and sessions now online and searchable

(American Geophysical Union) Discover the latest in ocean sciences research at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, where nearly 4,000 attendees are expected to present the latest research findings about the world's oceans. The biennialShow More Summary

AGU Fall Meeting: Housing deadline 15 November; Preliminary press conference topics

(American Geophysical Union) Discover the latest Earth and space science news at the 50th annual AGU Fall Meeting this December, when about 24,000 attendees from around the globe are expected to assemble for the largest worldwide conference in the Earth and space sciences. Show More Summary

Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought

(American Geophysical Union) The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new research.

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