Research News and Features

2003 News and Features

Following are news releases and science briefs from calendar 2003. Listings are also available for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.

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As Pure as Snow

An electron microscope reveals that the typical snowflake contains thousands of aerosols, including soot. The effect of soot on snow reflectivity is important and contributes to global warming and melting of glaciers and the polar icecaps. (Dec. '03)
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Radiative Instability of a Star

A star goes through most of its life cycle in a placid, sedate way, radiating its luminous smile for eons. But its birth and death pangs are traumatic, and muscular contractions and expansions shake up its body during middle age as well. (Dec. '03)
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2003-12-22: News Release: Black Soot and Snow: A Warmer Combination

2003-12-05: News Release: Saturn Details Become Visible To Cassini Spacecraft

2003-09-03: News Release: Ocean Sponging Up Some Warmth Over Next 50 Years

2003-09-03: Science Brief: Simulating the 1951-2050 Climate with an Atmosphere-Ocean Model

2003-05-13: News Release: NASA Finds Soot has Impact on Global Climate

2003-03-20: News Release: NASA Study Finds Increasing Solar Trend that Can Change Climate

2003-03-06: News Release: Rising Storms Revise Story of Jupiter's Stripes

2003-03-05: News Release: NASA Scientist Awarded Distinction of AGU 2003 Fellow

2003-02-10: News Release: NASA Goes On-Line with Extra-Tropical Storm Tracks Atlas

2003-01-31: Science Brief: Ocean Burps and Climate Change?

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