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Mars research receives FNU grant

13 February 2014

Mars research receives FNU grant Morten Bo Madsen, who leads the Mars Group in Astrophysics and Science at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of just over 3.8 million kroner from FNU, the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences.

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Rounded stones on Mars evidence of flowing water

30 May 2013

Observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have revealed areas with gravel and pebbles that are characteristic of a former riverbed. Researchers, including members of the Niels Bohr Institute, have analysed their...

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Today's global warming follows more than 1000 years of colder climates

22 April 2013

A new international study of past climate shows that the global temperature was getting colder and colder for more than 1000 years until the year 1900, after which global warming raised the temperature significantly in just...

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More hurricane surges in the future

18 March 2013

How many extreme storm surges like that from Hurricane Katrina, which hit the U.S. coast in 2005, will there be as a result of global warming? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute show that there will be a tenfold increase

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Greenland ice cores reveal warm climate of the past

22 January 2013

New research from the NEEM ice core drilling project in Greenland shows that the warm Eemian period - 130,000 and 115,000 years ago was warmer than previously thought.

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Massive volcanic eruption puts past climate and people in perspective

05 November 2012

The largest volcanic eruption on Earth in the past millions of years took place in Indonesia 74,000 years ago and researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute can now link the colossal eruption with the global climate

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Turbulent flows in 2D can be calculated in new model

23 October 2012

Turbulent flows have challenged researchers for centuries. It is impossible to predict chaotic weather more than a week in advance. Now, however, researchers from NBI have succeeded in developing a

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Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before

16 October 2012

Are there more tropical cyclones now than in the past? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute clearly shows that there is an increasing tendency for cyclones when the climate is warmer

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Methane emissions can be traced back to Roman times

03 October 2012

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere can be traced back thousands of years in the Greenland ice sheet. The results go all the way back to Roman times and up to the present

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The Mars rover Curiosity finds an old riverbed on Mars

01 October 2012

The rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars on the 6th of August, has found deposits formed in the Martian past by a fast moving stream of water with a depth between ankle and hip height

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