A new approach has been shown to successfully distinguish the fingerprint of aerosol’s climate influence in clouds from natural variability. This shows that aerosol climate cooling effect is dominated by increasing cloud cover, rather than enhancing cloud albedo as previously believed.
Central shutdown and surrounding activation of aftershocks from megathrust earthquake stress transfer
Seismic hazard assessments are generally based on longterm earthquake rates. But megathrusts and other large shocks cause the hazard to depart abruptly from its average behavior, and so capturing this will improve forecasts, as well as providing a new way to hunt for prehistoric megathrusts.