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High-Altitude Methane Cloud Detected In The Stratosphere Of Saturn’s Moon Titan

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have unexpectedly identified a high-altitude methane ice cloud floating above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan – a cloud that is similar to the exotic clouds found far...

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2014-10-31 23:08:55

Smart Fog Inc Commercial Humidifiers reduce downtime and enhance print quality. Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Smart Fog Inc, a provider of commercial humidifiers and the most trusted leader in non-wetting humidification systems, is pleased to see an increase in printing houses using its commercial humidifier solutions. Maintaining the right humidity levels is essential to keep printing houses up and running and producing high quality products. During both the winter and summer...

2014-10-31 16:22:11

Fundraising events aim to raise and distribute $1 million to Michigan families DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) have partnered to present the Week of Warmth celebration in an effort to support the raising and distribution of $1 million in energy assistance to Michigan families in need. The fifth annual Week of Warmth is a series of events that combines fundraising, energy education, uplifting community gatherings and convenient access to...

2014-10-28 23:01:56

A groundbreaking technological development has been recognized this month with one of the world’s most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources. The research team, including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, has developed a way to use GPS to measure soil moisture, snow depth, and vegetation water content. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Groundbreaking work by a group of Boulder scientists has been recognized this month with one of the...

2014-10-23 16:26:24

Major professional football team is using StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution by AccuWeather to bring fans closer to the action STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the Minnesota Vikings have been added to the growing list of college and professional sports teams which have deployed the StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution for their broadcast and...

2014-10-21 16:22:59

New DuPont(TM) Formacel® 1100 Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Lower GWP and Improved Energy Efficiency WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fluorochemicals (DuPont) announced today that Formacel® 1100 has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for use as a foam expansion agent or blowing agent. The purpose of the SNAP Program is to allow a safe, smooth transition away...

2014-10-17 20:21:05

GST and its NMPA partners continue to provide and expand coverage of high-quality mesonet data and associated metadata for downstream use in NOAA's operations GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) has been awarded the task order to operate and continue the expansion of the National Mesonet Program for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). The task order has a maximum ordering...

approaching tornado
2014-10-17 07:59:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now than in the past, according to new research published Friday in the journal Science. As part of the study, experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reviewed records of all but the weakest tornadoes that occurred in...

2014-10-16 16:24:22

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As California prepares to launch a major expansion of its three-year-old cap-and-trade program, a new report commissioned by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) identifies a series of major design flaws that make the program vulnerable to market meltdowns. The report also offers a number of solutions that would mitigate impacts passed on to California consumers. On January 1, 2015, California will for the first time...

arctic ice and clouds
2014-10-16 03:00:37

Provided by Dr. Tony Phillips Science@NASA Climate change is a global phenomenon, yet Earth scientists are keeping a wary eye on one place in particular - the Arctic. "Polar regions are important for us to study right now," explains Tom Wagner of NASA's Earth Science Division in Washington DC. "They are changing rapidly." One of the most visible of signs of warming is the retreat of Arctic sea ice. Every year, sea ice waxes and wanes in a normal response to the changing of seasons;...

2014-10-16 08:24:55

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtrex, Inc. (OTC: CTEI) today announced that it is experiencing greater proposal activity in its Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) business. Ravi Narayan, Vice President of Cemtrex cited several reasons for increased activity including, (i) U.S. cement plants will need to upgrade their CEMS over the next two years to measure mercury, hydrocarbons, HCl and particulate, (ii) Coal-fired power plants also have to measure...


Latest Atmospheric sciences Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

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