Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Study finds peculiar tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt

Study finds peculiar(अजीब)  tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt (बर्फ पिघल)

DENVER: Researchers say global warming could melt mountain snow more slowly, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the American West. Scientists have long known snow is starting to melt sooner as the climate warms(तापना). The research released Monday found the early snowmelt is slower than in summer, partly because the sun is weaker and nights are cooler in late winter and early spring. The researchers say slower snowmelt could mean less water for humans. That's because snowmelt that lingers(विलंब करना) in the soil could be taken up by plants or evaporate(भाप बनकर) instead of flowing into reservoirs. Scientists also say the findings could help explain why computer models show snow-fed rivers are expected to run lower as the climate warms. Their conclusions were published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

peculiar  अजीब Definitions of peculiar
strange or odd; unusual.
his accent was a peculiar mixture of Cockney and Irish
synonyms: strange, unusual, odd, funny, curious, bizarre, weird, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, out of the ordinary, exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, suspicious, eerie, uncanny, unnatural, freaky, fishy, creepy, spooky; bizarre, eccentric, strange, odd, weird, queer, funny, unusual, abnormal, idiosyncratic, unconventional, outlandish, quirky, wacky, freakish, oddball, offbeat, off the wall, wacko
belonging exclusively to.
the air hung with an antiseptic aroma peculiar to hospitals
synonyms: characteristic of, typical of, representative of, indicative of, suggestive of, exclusive to, unique to
a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies, through being subject to the jurisdiction of the monarch or an archbishop.
Yet others, founded by kings or bishops as their own, were later known as ‘ peculiars ’, withdrawn from ordinary diocesan jurisdiction.

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