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Is the area burnt in Amazonas quite smaller than the 2018 California wildfires?

I've found this data, which I'm not sure it's right. This article claims the area burnt in Amazon this year is 1,330 square miles (344,468 hectareas) Amazon rainforest fires . And this other article ...
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Projecting rectangular stereography centred on 42°N, 10°E

I am reposting from GIS Stack Exchange as here might also be someone who might help: I have a precipitation GRIB2 file obtained at EUMETSAT H-SAF I am able to decode it to ascii but the software I am ...
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In terms of the greenhouse effect, what is the Earth's heat capacity?

(Question moved from physics to earth science) Has the earth’s atmosphere reached an equilibrium at which the input radiation energy roughly equals its output, or is the output significantly lower ...
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Forest fuel biochar burial

Record fires are blazing in the west coast, huge even compared to California's notorious summers. Dead plants and debris are crucial to get a fire started. This debris could be collected, carbonized, ...
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Prevailing winds between 30 to 60 degrees latitude [duplicate]

Prevailing winds are generated by Coriolis effects. I think I understand why NE winds are the prevailing winds in 0 to 30 degrees and 60 to 90 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere (e.g., ...
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Climate change research and policy [closed]

How impactful is climate change scientific research on climate change policy? Are there any statistics which help to visualise the effectiveness of new scientific findings or new technology innovation ...
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What if we detonated the entire worlds nuclear supply in the center of the earth? [closed]

What would the effects of detonating every single nuclear bomb currently in existence at once in the center of the earth? Would the earth simply explode into bits? Would the heat have some sort of ...
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If Earth had rings would gravity exerted by Earth decrease?

If Earth had enough mass in its own rings, more than the weight of Earth: What could it decrease the gravity to? Would the atmosphere have more depth or be thinner? What would the weather be like? ...
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Why is there a clear space between the ground and the cloud base?

On Earth there is a clear space between the ground and the cloud base. This phenomenon is not confined to Earth, it's the same on Venus, Mars and Titan (moon of Saturn). Is there a law of physics ...
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The Search for Climate Forums [closed]

For my fictitious alternate Earth, one of the most important things to consider is that any change in geography and geology can result in profound changes in environment and climate. I've been ...
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Why does Meteorology rely on a spherical model of the earth, rather than a flat earth, to function? [closed]

I hear all the arguments one explains to a flat earther as to why the earth is Spherical and not flat. I am not a meteorologist, but I know enough Meteorology for me to fly safely as a pilot. Getting ...
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Will life still be sustainable on earth when solar eclipses stop?

Estimates put the last solar eclipse at 600 million years. The question then becomes how much time is left on Earth? Stephen Hawking believes we have less then a 100 years left on Earth but that ...
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Can Some not all mountains actually be Giant petrified Tree Stumps? [closed]

Is it possible That The process that had occurred with the flood have actually petrified ginormous tree stumps during the flood??
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Does anyone have absorption coefficients at different wavelengths for sulfur dioxide? [closed]

Does anyone have absorption coefficients for sulfur dioxide at various wavelengths?
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Can the sealed bottle garden be called a perpetual motion machine? [closed]

I was not sure just where to ask this question, but I was wondering if the sealed bottle garden be really called a perpetual motion machine. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2267504/The-...
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Solar Cycle 25: Can a strong solar storm trigger a violent geomagnetic shift? [closed]

In light of the material presented in the link, hopefully not disregarded as a complete mumbo-jumbo, I would like to pose a simple question, as mentioned above in the question - While we are ...
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How to improve this prediction about the climate in future?

The more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere the more global warming. The more global warming the more cloud formations that cool the earth and clean the air from carbon dioxid when rain- and snowfall, ...
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What are some regions where land-living island animals have left fossil records within the sea, of the coast of the island?

What are some examples of fossil sites where land-living fossils end up in the sea, off the coast-line of an island?
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If we could stay still in the air. Would we be travel around the entire world in 24 hours? [closed]

I just wonder why, if we ourselves could stay still in the air (or just float in the air using something such as a hot air balloon). Why doesn't the world rotate around us, allowing us to travel ...
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What does it mean that “gas-producing countries such as Russia have likewise been dependent on a fixed set of pipeline export routes”? [closed]

Am new to this. I was reading New Geopolitics of natural gas by Agnia and came across this paragraph : because gas historically had been supplied primarily by land-based pipeline monopolies ...
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A pipeline from the ocean to the desert causing a climate change for a drout in california a good idea? [duplicate]

If I already had a crew that built a pipe line in california from the ocean to the sahara how long would it take to wet the dry lands with rain water and what kind of weather or cliamate change would ...
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Global warming versus nuclear half-lives [closed]

What is (roughly) the half-life of the materials used/generated in a nuclear plant, if that plant goes into meltdown? Could the world bounce back from global warming in a shorter time period than that ...
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Satellites minerals finding capability

Just wondering with the latest satellites currently available, is it possible to locate gold which is buried under 200 ft? what is the maximum depth that satellites can look for such minerals.
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If you were to create the most devastating and powerful Atlantic Hurricane ever, what path would it take and how would the storm progress? [closed]

I'm looking over different historical storms in the Atlantic, from Tropical Storms, to category 5 hurricanes. It made me wonder what the worst case scenario storm would look like, what path (and when) ...
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Has irreversible global warming already begun? [duplicate]

Climate is a high order nonlinear dynamic system and as such: is complex to study is not controllable via linear input as in we pollute less -> temperature drops...
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Volcanism and Earthquakes in Borneo [closed]

Mount Kinabalu is a 13,400 foot mountain in North Borneo formed by volcanism about ten million years ago. What caused this volcanism, why has volcanism ceased in Borneo, and what was the cause of the ...
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Could the recent temperature anomalies in the arctic be used as a proxy measure of global heating?

Because the arctic temperature record would probably not require any of the climategate urban heat island adjustments it would seem to definitively sustain that global temperatures are significantly ...
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I want to test a program for image classification that uses GeoTiff data with a separate file for each band. So I'm looking for some sample satellite data, preferably of Landsat 7, that doesn't need ...
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How would one get a submarine to rise? [closed]

How do you get a submarine to rise from the bottom of the ocean to the surface again? Do you press a button? Flip a switch? Use a lever? How do you initiate the surfacing process?
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Climate in subequatorial regions

Recently my prof asked a question: Why in subequatorial regions do we have six months of rainy season and six months dry season? How do wet and dry seasons 'form'? I can't find the answer anywhere ...
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How to Calculate Molar Concentration from Equilibrium Equations with no Initial Concentration Given [migrated]

I have the equations: (1) $\ce{CO2 (g) + H2O (l) <=> H2CO3 (aq)}$, $K_\ce{CO2} = 10^{-1.47}$ (2) $\ce{H2CO3 (aq) <=> H+ (aq) + HCO^-_3 (aq)}$, $K_1 = 10^{-6.35}$ (3) \$\ce{HCO^-_3 (aq) <...
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Why it feels hotter at Night?

Why does the same temperature feel hotter at night? For example, 70 degrees literally feels hot at night when outside but during the day 70 degrees feels just mild when outside. Why is that? And ...
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SeaDataNet's NEMO software, stuck on data validation?

I'm new to the community and this is my first question, I would appreciate in advance your patience and your time to read this post. I'm currently processing some oceanographic data such as salinity, ...
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Temperature Fluctuation in a Day

I was looking at the temperature plots in Nashik, India and noticed an intriguing trend. What could explain this trend? [screenshot from WeatherUnderground forecast] Shouldn't the plot be smoother? ...
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Why is starting a minor nuclear winter considered an implausible way to combat global warming?

At a superficial level, it seems like we could exploit nuclear winter (the long-term aftermath of a nuclear war) to counterbalance climate change via global warming, and there are a few articles about ...
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Hi please could someone help identify this rock. Received it as a gift from a friend [closed]

The rock has green,purple and white stripes.
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Is global warming nonsense? [closed]

It looks like global warming doesn't work. Can anyone refute this?
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Is radiocarbon dating based on assumptions?

https://benpiper.com/2011/07/the-truth-about-carbon-dating/ The site above explains that Carbon-14 dating is based on a few assumptions, like to deduce the age of an organism by looking at the amount ...
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Calculate the Diameter of earth using Latitude lines

I have a basic question : Earth has 181 latitude lines, each having distance of 111 km. if i multiply that i will get 20091 KM, which could be the sum of distance from north pole to south pole i.e ...
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What is the difference between w-wind, vertical p-velocity and Omega?

I am wondering the difference between w-wind, vertical p-velocity and Omega. I understand that all represents the vertical profile of Wind, but then why do we use these three different terms?
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How much coal does it take to generate oil?

I'm going to be doing a presentation for grade school children, and I'd like them to get a feel for how much source rock it takes to make oil. It takes about a 10 foot layer of swamp debris to make ...
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Maybe tornados form from landspouts or gustnados that get pulled into the mesocyclone. Is there some way to look for a correlation between number of tornados on a given day and how conducive ...
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Do HAARP-like programs have effects on climate? [closed]

Military powers like USA, Rusia and China have programs to heat through electromagnetic waves the Ionosphere. HAARP supposedly is a research program, but run by part of the military of US (Air Force ...
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At what rate does Earth's atmosphere shed heat into space? [closed]

If we had a heat bank account (the atmosphere) + heat cash supply (ice) + heat debt (the oceans) could governments find a way to balance our heat economy that doesn't kill ...
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Can air be slowed down by Fricton? [closed]

Can wind/air that is moving at average speeds be slowed down by the cause of Friction? Also, Can Air bubbles in water be slowed down because of Friction? Please cite your sources.
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Why do the highest temperature levels occur at midday?

I also see that weather forecast sites show temperatures decreasing starting from 3 to 4 pm, but the thermometer shows that it starts droping at sunset.
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How has the increase in global CO2 been attributed to an anthropogenic cause?

How has the increase in global CO2 been attributed to an anthropogenic cause? It would seem to me that this could be definitively determined on the basis of placing gas spectrometers on the exhausts ...
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Antarctica Exploration [closed]

Which parts of Antarctica are unexplored? What about the underwater world of Antarctica? Specifically, what information do we have about it? What is so interesting about exploring Antarctica when ...