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First Comprehensive State-level Climate Assessment Released By Vermont
2014-06-11 03:19:17

By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Fewer days for making maple syrup. Twenty-five years with more snow for skiing. Summer heat stress for dairy cows. These are a few of the forecasts from the Vermont Climate Assessment, the nation's first comprehensive state-level climate assessment, released on June 10. The Vermont report is partnered with the National Climate Assessment, presented by the White House in May. It is expected to be the first of many state-level efforts to...

2014-06-10 12:58:17

NASA NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post. "Gavin is a highly respected climate scientist who already also has proven himself as a terrific leader of the GISS team," said...

2014-06-09 12:21:48

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post. "Gavin is a highly...

Warming Climates Intensify Carbon Dioxide Given Out By Oceans
2014-06-09 03:23:28

University of Edinburgh Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fueling further climate change, a study suggests. Fresh insight into how the oceans can affect CO2 levels in the atmosphere shows that rising temperatures can indirectly increase the amount of the greenhouse gas emitted by the oceans. Scientists studied a 26,000-year-old sediment core taken from the Gulf of California to find out how the ocean's...

World Oceans Day 2014
2014-06-07 06:38:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thousands of different organizations in more than 70 countries are joining forces this weekend to celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014), a global initiative designed to honor the massive bodies of water that cover the majority of the Earth as well as celebrate them for their aesthetic value and the products they provide to people all over the world. World Oceans Day (WOD), which has been unofficially commemorated since 2002...

Does Solar Activity Have Influence On Earth's Global Warming?
2014-06-06 03:12:26

Science China Press A recent study demonstrates the existence of significant resonance cycles and high correlations between solar activity and the Earth's averaged surface temperature during centuries. This provides a new clue to reveal the phenomenon of global warming in recent years. Their work, entitled "Periodicities of solar activity and the surface temperature variation of the Earth and their correlations" was published in CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN (In Chinese) 2014 No.14 with the...

Decomposing Logs Show Local Factors Play A Greater Role Than Climate
2014-06-03 15:34:25

By Kevin Dennehy, Yale University A new Yale-led study challenges the long-held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions, a key piece of information used in formulating climate models. In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors — from levels of fungal colonization to the specific physical locations of the wood — play a far...

hurricane ike nasa
2014-06-03 05:03:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When it comes to hurricanes, there are serious gender equality issues, according to new research which reveals that storms given feminine names tend to cause significantly more deaths than those with masculine ones. The reason, researchers from the University of Illinois explain in a statement, is that storms with feminine names are perceived to be less threatening than those given masculine ones. Since the female name is deemed...

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...

2014-05-30 23:02:45

According to the USDA, growing mushroom, storing vegetables, potatoes and flowers all require high humidity above 95%. Smart Fog introduces an economically non-wetting commercial humidifier to allow precise non-fluctuating high humidity control. Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Smart Fog Inc introduces non-wetting commercial humidifiers targeted specifically for high humidity control. Mushroom growers need to maintain humidity and temperature throughout the growing process. Mushrooms are...


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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