NJIT Newsroom tagged with "california" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 Unexpected Changes in Earth's Climate Observed on Moon's Dark Side http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-073.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-073.phpThu, 27 May 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Scientists who monitor Earth's reflectance by measuring the moon's earthshine have observed unexpectedly large climate fluctuations during the past two decades.  By combining eight years of earthshine data with nearly twenty years of partially overlapping satellite cloud data, they have found a gradual decline in the Earth's reflectance that became sharper in the last part of the 1990's, perhaps associated with the accelerated global warming in recent years.  Surprisingly, the declining reflectance reversed completely in the past three years.  Such changes, which are not understood, seem to be a natural variability of the Earth's clouds.

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Unexpected Changes in Earth's Climate Observed on Moon's Dark Side http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-072.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-072.phpThu, 27 May 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Despite what you might have read lately in the news about earth dimming, researchers at NJIT's Big Bear Observatory in California have uncovered evidence to the contrary. Their findings, to be reported in the May 28 issue of Science, suggest that earth is brightening. The research combines observations of the ghostly glow of light reflected from earth onto the dark side of the moon, known as earthshine, with NASA cloud data from satellites. The scientists suggest that observing earthshine offers a simple method for monitoring climate change and variations in cloud cover.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Names Space Explorer To Solar Research Team: Physicist Louis Lanzerotti Appointed Distinguished Research Professor http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-011.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-011.phpThu, 06 Feb 2003 00:00:00 -0500 Louis J. Lanzerotti, Ph.D., a prominent New Jersey-based physicist and member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, has been appointed distinguished research professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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