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2015-05-30 14:30:27

Anybody who has ever seen images of the devastation caused by Katrina, and especially people who have experienced such catastrophic events first-hand, know the force with which a hurricane is capable of striking. But what causes ordinary storms to become so powerful?

2015-05-28 23:07:29

Mobile radar systems provide 30 minute warning of hazardous wind and wildland fire conditions to the utility and first responders Panama City, Florida USA (PRWEB)

2015-05-26 08:24:06

Despite Below-Average Hurricane Forecast, Questions of Community Resilience Remain COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While early reports indicate the 2015

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2015-05-24 09:29:27

By studying mineral cave deposits known as speleothems, experts from Vanderbilt University, the Berkeley Geochronology Center in California, and elsewhere are learning more about what prehistoric climate was like and how it changed over the years.

2015-05-21 23:07:48

After several months of deliberation and appeal, the Ad Standards Council of Canada posted its ruling today on the Friend of Science Society’s digital climate change billboard campaign that

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2015-05-21 15:10:57

Weather has been in the extremes lately for the US and the UK, and scientists have linked this back to the warming in the Arctic.

2015-05-20 23:01:03

From June 1 through July 15, NCAR researchers and their colleagues from across North America will fan out each evening across the Great Plains to study the mysterious phenomenon of nighttime thunderstorms.

2015-05-20 08:22:35

Nearly 70 percent of all hail-related claims happen in Q2, according to Farmers Insurance LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hail is the leading cause of non-collision auto claims during

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2015-05-12 13:30:24

What goes up must come down. For the first time, researchers have found a way to observe what happens when gravity waves rise towards into the upper atmosphere.


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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  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.