With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted.
Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich
Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual.
A most irregular puzzle
Thanks to a complex interplay between the earth’s mantle and the lithosphere, the earth’s surface consists of tectonic plates of varying sizes. ETH researchers and their colleagues have now developed a numerical model for this relationship. Their model indicates that if the lithosphere had a different rigidity, the earth would look quite different.