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Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Thu, 13 Jun 2019

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


New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

Thu, 25 Apr 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.


Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Wed, 13 Feb 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.


Earth’s inner core is much younger than we thought

Tue, 29 Jan 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.


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

Fri, 16 Nov 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.