Navigation Links
Climate change goes underground
Date:8/22/2007

MADISON, WI, AUGUST 22, 2007- Climate change, a recent hot topic when studying the atmosphere, oceans, and Earths surface; however, the study of another important factor to this global phenomenon is still very much underground. Few scientists are looking deep enough to see the possible effects of climate change on groundwater systems. Little is known about how soil, subsurface waters, and groundwater are responding to climate change.

Scientists with CSIRO Australia and USDAs Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have addressed the vital need for the prediction of climate change impacts on water below the ground. They report that the only way to make such predictions is with simulated interactions between soils and plants that are essential in determining sensitivities of soil-water-vegetation systems to climate change. In their recent research, they generated daily weather patterns that match historical records and predicted climates with double the carbon dioxide using a General Circulation Model (GCM) of the atmosphere. The daily weather that resulted was entered into a soil-water-vegetation model that represented soil absorbed water, water flow, and storage in soil, surface evaporation, plant uptake, transpiration of water, and deep drainage below the roots of trees and grasses that becomes groundwater recharge.

Results of this research are published in the August 2007 Vadose Zone Journal in a special section titled, Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change. The eight-articles in this special section are available as open-access for a limited time. This special section was edited by Timothy Green (USDA-ARS), Makoto Taniguchi (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan), and Henk Kooi (Vrije University, The Netherlands) includes studies of several locations around the world, including regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Micronesia, North America, and Europe.

The simulation
'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@soils.org
608-268-4948
Soil Science Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists find fossil proof of Egypts ancient climate
2. Small species back-up giant marsupial climate change extinction claim
3. Africa to take it on chin again with climate change
4. Ocean climate predicts elk population in Canadian Rockies
5. Deep sea algae connect ancient climate, carbon dioxide and vegetation
6. Climate model links higher temperatures to prehistoric extinction
7. Climate experts search for answers in the oceans
8. York scientists warn of dramatic impact of climate change on Africa
9. New markers of climate change
10. Disappearing arctic lakes linked to climate change
11. Field tested: Grasslands wont help buffer climate change as carbon dioxide levels rise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich report that ... cells more sensitive to chemotherapeutic drugs. They have ... a new target for anti-tumor agents. , ... Professor Stephan Sieber of the Technische Universitt Mnchen ... a potential new weapon in the fight against ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... news release is available in German . ... in their behavioural response to risky situations such as ... for Ornithology now found in a long-term study on ... with both metabolic rate and ambient temperature. High metabolic ... behaviour, as in these scenarios birds were more likely ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... People who suffer from asthma may think there,s not ... besides properly taking medications and avoiding allergic triggers. ... Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the scientific ... Immunology (ACAAI), asthma sufferers can learn lessons about managing ... in the Annals article improved her asthma once she ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cancer therapy: Driving cancer cells to suicide 2Risky metabolism 2Asthma symptoms kicking up? Check your exposure to air pollution 2
... the publication of several commentaries in the scientific journal ... embryos it is safe and proper to place in a uterus, ... faced by all patients anxiously caught between no pregnancies at all ... place it is often all too easy to think that the ...
... German . The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German ... Research Units and two Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. This ... its July meeting in Bonn. The aim of the research ... devote their time to current and urgent questions in their ...
... Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $2.1 million ... the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to expand basic research ... is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to ... NIH grant was awarded to Mitchell Drumm, PhD, and Craig ...
Cached Biology News:IVF treatment and multiple births: Free-market patient rights versus government regulation 2IVF treatment and multiple births: Free-market patient rights versus government regulation 3From bone metastases to water supply 2From bone metastases to water supply 3From bone metastases to water supply 4From bone metastases to water supply 5From bone metastases to water supply 6CWRU receives $2.1 million NIH grant to expand cystic fibrosis research models 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 SoundConnect, ... collaboration company is dedicated to supporting business communication ... Julie Power, a carrier services ... collaboration solutions stays connected and productive at all ... increased movement of businesses to cloud communications services. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Whitehouse Laboratories is pleased to ... Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) to host a unique ... closure integrity testing. This lecture/laboratory course will examine the ... detailed in the recently proposed revision to USP 1207 ... will span container closure integrity testing (leak testing) critical ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques ... scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply ... of image resolution and quality still limit these ... A solution is hyperpolarization, which involves injecting the ... by following the distribution and fate of specific ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage" or "the Company") (OTC: PTGEF, ... its three Promissory Note holders, two of whom are ... in July 2014 for a total of $ 300,000 ... into 3,500,001 restricted common shares. Notes were repayable within ... and the coupon were convertible into common shares to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Expands Carrier Services Division 2Whitehouse Laboratories to Partner with PDA for Educational Course on Container Closure Integrity Testing 2Whitehouse Laboratories to Partner with PDA for Educational Course on Container Closure Integrity Testing 3Whitehouse Laboratories to Partner with PDA for Educational Course on Container Closure Integrity Testing 4A safer approach for diagnostic medical imaging 2A safer approach for diagnostic medical imaging 3Portage announces conversion of its debt into equity 2Portage announces conversion of its debt into equity 3
... On Wednesday, October,22, 2008, Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ) ... Company will hold a one-hour conference call with,research analysts ... Interested,investors and others may listen to the call live ... may be accessed by visiting our website,at http://www.wyeth.com ...
... BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 8 NovaVision today ... at the prestigious AdvaMed,2008: The MedTech Conference ... DC., During the presentation, which falls in ... appointed chief executive officer of,NovaVision, will address the ...
... 8 Human Genome,Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) ... 2008 Small Cap Healthcare Conference will be webcast and,may ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080416/HGSLOGO ), A member of Human Genome ... Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 10:15 am Eastern,Time., ...
Cached Biology Technology:NovaVision CEO Named Presenter at the AdvaMed 2008 Conference 2
EML1 (K-16)...
Bovine Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (BCASMC) (>500,000 cells)...
Bovine Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells (BAOSMC) (>500,000 cells)...
... adapter allows the Thermo-Fast® ... AB-1000) PCR plates to ... ABI PRISM® 3700 capillary ... for information on the ...
Biology Products: