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The driving mechanism of large-scale unsteady currents in the ocean

February 1st, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By Antoine Hochet During the last twenty years, measurements of the ocean surface properties by satellite instruments have significantly increased our knowledge of ocean dynamics. One of these instruments is an altimeter that measures the topography of the ocean surface … Continue reading

Is it possible to predict inter-annual changes in terrestrial water storage at regional scales?

January 18th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

By┬áMarie-Estelle Demory Our results say yes! It is possible to predict changes in terrestrial water storage, when the signal that drives the changes is strong enough. Here is an explanation. The hydrological cycle is a fundamental link between components of … Continue reading

Is climate change beneficial for North Africa?

January 11th, 2016 : 05:45 AM

by Buwen Dong The Sahel, a band of semi-arid region south of the Sahara Desert that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, is one of Africa’s most productive crop regions. Mean annual rainfall in the region is … Continue reading


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