Researchers suggest that "wind setdown," in which strong offshore winds can temporarily lower water levels in shallow coastal areas, could explain the famous biblical tale.
A supercomputer simulation shows where the torrent of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico will likely travel over the summer.
Northeastern U.S. and Canadian coastal waters may rise 12 to 20 inches by 2100 in addition to projected sea level rise from other factors, NCAR says.
A supercomputer simulation by the National Center for Atmospheric Research shows best- and worst-case scenarios of the world climate in the year 2100.
Trying to mimic the cooling effects of volcanic eruptions by injecting sulfur into the atmosphere would badly damage the ozone layer, an NCAR study concludes.
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