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AGU journal highlights -- June 23, 2011
Date:6/23/2011

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL); Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-Cubed); and Paleoceanography (PA).

In this release:

  1. Estimating climate effects of contrails
  2. Did Aboriginal forest burning affect Australian summer monsoon?
  3. Determining the trigger of East Asian dust storms
  4. El NioSouthern Oscillation variability persisted in warmer world
  5. Constraining the trigger for ancient warming episode
  6. Next generation atmospheric model improves hurricane forecasting
  7. Theorized magnetic plasma behavior demonstrated in lab

Anyone may read the scientific abstract for any already-published paper by clicking on the link provided at the end of each Highlight. You can also read the abstract by going to http://www.agu.org/pubs/search_options.shtml and inserting into the search engine the full doi (digital object identifier), e.g. 10.1029/2011GL047629. The doi is found at the end of each Highlight below.

Journalists and public information officers (PIOs) at educational or scientific institutions who are registered with AGU also may download papers cited in this release by clicking on the links below. Instructions for members of the news media, PIOs, and the public for downloading or ordering the full text of any research paper summarized below are available at http://www.agu.org/news/press/papers.shtml.


1. Estimating climate effects of contrails

Condensation trails, or so-called contrails, formed by freezing of ice crystals in the exhaust from aircraft jet engines could affect climate. Like natural cirrus clouds, contrails change atmospheric temperatures not only by blocking sunlight from reaching the Earth's surface but also by preventing terrestri
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