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Global Warming Hiatus Reflects Natural Fluctuation

Global Warming 'Hiatus' Reflects Natural Fluctuation

McGill University Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill...

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2014-07-24 16:24:54

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As outdoor sports heat-up local fields, it is important that parents, coaches and children take precautions when it comes to weather. Lightning - which is very common during this time of year -- causes an average of 62 deaths and 300 injuries in the United States each year, according to the National Weather Service. But nearly all injuries can be avoided by taking simple precautions. "Sports are exciting and fun. But, finishing a game is never worth...

2014-07-23 23:24:03

As the most trusted leader in non-wetting humidification solutions, Smart Fog is pleased to announce that their new cold storage humidification technologies will be on exhibit at the upcoming Fresh Summit Convention & Expo. Reno, NV (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 For more than 30 years, Smart Fog Inc has provided industrial and cold storage consumers with dynamic, specialized humidification solutions, while continually maintaining their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction....

2014-07-23 12:26:26

Planting trees as part of its green initiative, ReviMedia looks to offset its GHG emissions NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lead generation powerhouse ReviMedia announced today a new corporate responsibility program to offset its greenhouse gas emissions by planting 3,500 trees in the deforested region of Veraguas, Panama. Over the last 2 years, ReviMedia's team has planted over 5,000 trees in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment as a business, and to raise...

wildfires in Siberia
2014-07-21 07:00:22

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations from around the globe. Atmospheric scientists are excited about that. But to understand the processes that control the amount of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, they need to know more than just where carbon dioxide is now. They need to know where it has been. It takes more...

What Does Data From Google Trends Tells About Our Climate Change Fears?
2014-07-18 03:43:45

Springer Political ideology, education levels affect when people search for climate information Republicans search the Net for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells. Democrats google these terms when they experience changes in the average temperatures. These are some of the surprising findings from a study by Corey Lang of the University of Rhode Island in the US, published in Springer’s journal Climatic Change. He tracked...

NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Ready To Be Integrated With The Spacecraft
2014-07-17 03:58:14

NASA The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft. The Magnetometer will monitor magnetic field variations around the Earth and enable forecasters at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center to better predict the consequences of geomagnetic storms. These storms pose a threat to orbiting spacecraft and human spaceflight. In addition,...

Van Allen Probes
2014-07-16 10:35:28

Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts. Recent data from the Van Allen Probes -- two nearly identical spacecraft that launched in 2012 -- address this question. The inner Van Allen radiation belt is fairly stable, but the outer one changes shape, size and composition in ways that scientists don't yet...

2014-07-15 23:00:50

IBHS applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1786, a critical windstorm bill that authorizes funding for increased research that would significantly reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. IBHS urges the Senate to pass this bill and Congress to take the next crucial step by appropriating money to fund this critical program. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) applauds the U.S....

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...

2014-07-14 12:25:43

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions delivers insight into the future use of weather information to create sustainable competitive business advantages. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeather's Chief...


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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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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