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Tag: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Using machine learning to understand climate change

Using machine learning to understand climate change

October 10, 2019

In a vast ocean where direct observational data is scarce, Rochester researchers are using data science to understand how shallow coastal waters and deep oceans contribute to the methane found in the atmosphere.

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Researchers solve ‘hot spot’ debate

Researchers solve ‘hot spot’ debate

July 31, 2019

Volcanic hot spots such as the ones that created the Hawaiian Islands have long been considered stationary points, but new data analyses provide conclusive evidence that hot spots are not fixed but are moving.

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3 questions: 50 years after the moon landing

3 questions: 50 years after the moon landing

July 18, 2019

The lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts still inform research today, including the work of Rochester professor Miki Nakajima, who studies the formation and evolution of the Earth, the moon, and other planetary bodies.

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Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 13, 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.

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New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

April 25, 2019

A new Rochester study has found that factors such as wind, currents, and even small fish play a larger role in transferring carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere to the deep oceans than previously thought.

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Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

February 13, 2019

The Meliora flag flies over the Law Dome research station in Antarctica, where Rochester scientists are battling some of the toughest field conditions ever in their effort to understand humans’ impact on climate.

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Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

January 29, 2019

Rochester researchers have gathered the first field data that show the Earth’s inner core is only about 565 million years old—relatively young compared to the age of our 4.5-billion-year-old planet.

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What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

What does a persistent bloom of algae indicate about the health of the planet?

November 16, 2018

Algae blooms known as red tides that plague the Gulf of Mexico have existed for millennia, but the cycles are now more frequent and intense, say Rochester alumni leading the effort to study their impact.

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CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

October 23, 2018

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.

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