SCIENCE NEWS: New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms; Study of brine discharge from Carlsbad desalination plant finds good and bad news; Learning to filter water by studying manta rays; and more …

In science news this week: New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms: “A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has created a scale to characterize the strength and impacts of “atmospheric rivers,” long narrow bands of atmospheric water vapor pushed along by strong winds. They are … Continue reading SCIENCE NEWS: New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms; Study of brine discharge from Carlsbad desalination plant finds good and bad news; Learning to filter water by studying manta rays; and more …