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2014-07-19 08:20:47

The surprising facts about indoor air pollution are sobering, but the risks can be reduced through efficient air filtration. NEW YORK, July 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Air Filtration News - With the average American spending some 90 percent of their time indoors, the quality of indoor air is of paramount importance for health, productivity, and comfort. Yet while many individuals are aware of -- and rightly concerned by -- high levels of outdoor air pollution, one statistic may...

2014-07-15 23:00:32

Scientists at NCAR and partner organizations are launching a major field project across Colorado’s Front Range this month to track ozone pollution. Results from the month-long study, which uses aircraft, ground sensors, and other instruments, will provide needed information to officials to ensure that air in the region is healthy. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and partner organizations from across the country are...

2014-07-02 12:20:33

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. EDT) Wednesday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) raced skyward from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Approximately 56 minutes after the launch, the observatory separated from the rocket's second...

2014-06-16 12:20:54

ATLANTA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is partnering with the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit founded by Sir Richard Branson, in an effort to accelerate low-carbon jet fuel production worldwide. This is part of the global carrier's commitment to environmental accountability, transparency and carbon emission reduction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090202/DELTALOGO Delta and Carbon War Room agree that the development of a secure, sustainable,...

2014-06-05 10:45:37

BMJ-British Medical Journal But picture less clear for impact on heart attack and stroke risk, large study finds But its impact on directly boosting the risk of heart attacks and stroke is rather less clear, the research indicates. The evidence suggests that high levels of certain air pollutants are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, but exactly how this association works has not been clarified. The research team therefore set out to explore the short term...

2014-06-04 15:04:14

University of East Anglia Scientists at the University of East Anglia have found two new chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one new hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere. The research, published today in the journal Atmosphere, comes after another four man-made gases were discovered by the same team in March. Scientists made the discovery by comparing today's air samples with air collected between 1978 and 2012 in unpolluted Tasmania, and samples taken during aircraft...

2014-06-03 08:28:10

Freudberg's edgy thriller takes audiobook fans inside a madman's solitary war against death-peddling tobacco companies. It doesn't end pretty. PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the infamous underground novel of revenge Find Virgil, health fanatic Martin Muntor develops lung cancer from second-hand smoke, and he's not amused. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93196 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93195 Muntor, a Philadelphia...

2014-06-02 12:24:00

President Obama has "accepted the moral imperative to act on climate" HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The rule, once enacted, has the potential to effect meaningful reductions in harmful greenhouse gases as the country transforms how it generates power....

pollen in the atmosphere
2014-06-01 02:40:19

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Researchers study water cycle and cloud formation and design computer algorithm models to understand impact In the past, many atmospheric scientists believed that pollen particles probably had a negligible effect on climate because they were so big. In recent years, however, as they began to realize that pollen particles were not as sturdy as they once thought, they have been rethinking their old assumptions. "Pollen can rupture and...

Understanding How Sprites Form
2014-05-08 03:55:14

By A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State Atmospheric sprites have been known for nearly a century, but their origins were a mystery. Now, a team of researchers has evidence that sprites form at plasma irregularities and may be useful in remote sensing of the lower ionosphere. "We are trying to understand the origins of this phenomenon," said Victor Pasko, professor of electrical engineering, Penn State. "We would like to know how sprites are initiated and how they develop." Sprites are...


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Surface Analysis Features
2012-09-03 16:09:19

The above map looks at what is known as ceilings. The definition of ceilings is the first broken or overcast layer of cloud cover in the atmosphere. For it to be considered a ceiling the clouds need to cover more than half of the sky. If we look at the red circled area we see the numbers of 1 and 2. This tells us that there is a ceiling at 1,000-2,000ft which are in the level of low clouds such as cumulus or stratus. The second is the black circle found in the Dakota’s. Here we are...

Surface Weather Map Features for July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 10:00:03

The morning weather map for July 5, shows us the current surface pressure readings. Surface Pressure is very important from a meteorological stand point. We use this to help us identify where our surface pressure centers are just like you see above. Our Low pressure area is over Northeast Colorado and also the High pressure over the Ontario area. Surface pressure is taken hourly from the stations and they are also mostly done on a 24hr basis, however some places will only submit their...

Cumulus-nimbus Clouds
2014-01-11 00:00:00

The image above shows a Cumulus-nimbus cloud that has an anvil top to it. The reason that can be identified is that the cirrus is in place above the center of the storm. The image below does not have an anvil top yet. The anvil top forms on CB clouds after they reach the height in the atmosphere where they begin to feel the upper level winds becoming too strong for them to continue development vertically. The storm on the right has not felt the upper level winds yet, that is why it lacks the...

Planetary and Space Science
2012-05-28 10:21:45

Planetary and Space Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1959 and published by Elsevier 15 times per year. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Rita Schulz (The Netherlands). The journal publishes original research articles and short communications. The main focus is on solar system processes which encompass multiple areas of the natural sciences. Research that involves planetary and space sciences involves many disciplines. Celestial mechanics is part of these...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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