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Science Correspondent — BBC
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BBC Science Correspondent

California's water woes quantified

bbc.com — Scientists have assessed the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal. The figure was worked out by weighing the land from space.

Antarctic photo science archive unlocked

bbc.com — Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula. UK scientists are comparing the images with newly acquired data sets to assess the changes that have occurred in some of the region's 400-plus glaciers.

America’s 'ringing' rock arches recorded

bbc.com — Scientists are listening to the hum of America's great rock arches to keep a check on their integrity. Continue reading the main story These geological wonders adorn the Colorado Plateau in the southwestern US - not to mention the desktop wallpapers of countless computers worldwide.

Antarctic photo science archive unlocked

bbc.co.uk — Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula. UK scientists are comparing the images with newly acquired data sets to assess the changes that have occurred in some of the region's 400-plus glaciers.

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

bbc.co.uk — Any moves to modify the Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, need to be implemented with care. Scientists say the key job of the concrete channel, which has featured in countless films and pop videos, is to protect the city from damaging floods.

Carbon dioxide satellite mission returns first global maps

bbc.co.uk — Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) has returned its first global maps of the greenhouse gas CO2. The satellite was sent up in July to help pinpoint the key locations on the Earth's surface where carbon dioxide is being emitted and absorbed. This should help scientists better understand how human activities are influencing the climate.

Carbon dioxide satellite mission returns first global maps

bbc.com — Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) has returned its first global maps of the greenhouse gas CO2. The satellite was sent up in July to help pinpoint the key locations on the Earth's surface where carbon dioxide is being emitted and absorbed. This should help scientists better understand how human activities are influencing the climate.

America’s 'ringing' rock arches recorded

bbc.co.uk — Scientists are listening to the hum of America's great rock arches to keep a check on their integrity. These geological wonders adorn the Colorado Plateau in the southwestern US - not to mention the desktop wallpapers of countless computers worldwide. By attaching seismometers to the sandstone structures, researchers can measure their modes of resonance.

Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

bbc.co.uk — An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space. The robot touched down on 4km-wide 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November, but not before rebounding twice. The new picture is a big blur, which is not surprising given that the lander was far from static at the time.

Sentinel radar satellite tracks continued Napa slip after quake

bbc.co.uk — The creeping movement of the ground across California's Napa Valley following its 24 August earthquake has been observed from space. Europe's Sentinel-1a satellite has returned beautifully sharp images of this "afterslip" process. The information will help assess future seismic hazards in the region.
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Dec 18, 2014

New record depth for deepest fish: 8,145m down - close to the physiological limit (we think) bbc.in/1wJfbPp #AGU14 @rebeccamorelle

Dec 18, 2014

A long road back from launch failure in 2009, but OCO has now delivered on its promise bbc.in/1Jc2lyo #AGU14 pic.twitter.com/XLkYVE9Dzl

Dec 17, 2014

Groussin: "Dunes" in Hapi unlikely to be caused by jet "winds". Compression/sliding far more likely #agu14 #rosetta

Dec 17, 2014

Groussin: The boulders have likely fallen (not rolled) from the big neck-region cliff, called Hathor #rosetta #agu14

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