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2015-03-29 13:44:08

Thank goodness it's spring. The record cold temperatures last month was not a result of climate change, according to researchers from ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology.

2015-03-27 23:04:06

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show host interviewed Climatologist L.

2015-03-26 23:08:57

“Storm by Weather Underground” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly AppWatch, which features

2015-03-25 16:21:20

GREENBELT, Md., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased

2015-03-19 23:08:12

MagicGPS sees no disruption to GPS service from solar storm producing northern lights that can be seen throughout the USA.

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2015-03-18 13:44:52

Y is there a Y-shape on Venus? For 5 decades, it's been a mystery, but a new type of wave in space might be responsible.

2015-03-17 23:09:21

Tornado Safety Group Says Statement by Granger Plastics Asserting Above-ground Tornado Safe Room Failures is Erroneous and Not in the Interest of Public Safety. Lubbock,

2015-03-17 23:04:13

A Leader in Specialized Insurance, McNeil & Company Advises Businesses to Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Warm New York, NY (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

2015-03-16 23:02:11

The industry’s most coveted award honors the best new gear and essentials for outdoor enthusiasts. Boothwyn, PA (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 The Kestrel

2015-03-13 12:21:25

Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 15-21 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As temperatures rise and forecasts call for rain this weekend, state officials are urging


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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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.