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2014-01-16 14:12:54

The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to a new study published today. The coastlines of China, Korea and Japan in particular have experienced increasingly stronger cyclones, which the researchers have attributed to increasing sea surface temperatures and a change in atmospheric circulation patterns over the coastal seas. According to the study, the changes in sea surface temperature and wind flows meant that...

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

[ Watch the Video: More Than Hot Air - Explosive Find Under Washington DC ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC. Scientists from Duke University and Boston University say that they have discovered more than 5,893 leaks from aging natural gas pipelines under DC. The team also said that dozens of these leaks...

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2014-01-16 03:30:51

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 16, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will bring snow showers to the region. Strong winds on the backside of the cold front will make for another blizzard-like day over the Plains with winds gusting to near 65mph. Strong winds will extend across most of the Plains from North Dakota to Northern Oklahoma. High pressure will bring partly cloudy skies and mild weather to the Western US. 11PM: Low...

2014-01-15 23:27:40

Individual disability insurance coverage is for the unexpected accident or injury. A disability insurance policy may be the family's financial saving grace - if the breadwinner cannot work due to injury. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 With bitterly cold temperatures plunging down from the arctic, outdoor conditions are less than optimal for most activities this January, including driving. Temperatures throughout North America have largely been in the negatives accompanied by a...

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2014-01-15 03:30:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 15, 2014 11AM: Low pressure pushing through the Eastern Great Lakes will bring a few lake-enhanced snow showers across the Eastern Lakes. A few snow showers will extend southward with the chance of seeing a rain/snow mix over the Southern Appalachians extending into Northern Georgia. Showers will be widespread during the afternoon over Southern Florida. High pressure over Texas will bring some cold air southward to the...

2014-01-14 16:21:21

New edition addresses challenges of complex sites, accepts remote-sensing data, and expands environmental analysis capabilities ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, announced a major upgrade to its openWind Enterprise wind project design and optimization software. Among other features, the new edition incorporates the latest IEC recommendations on effects of turbulence and shear on...

Measuring Earth’s Temperature
2014-01-14 08:16:14

ESA Like thermometers in the sky, satellite instruments can measure the temperatures of Earth’s surfaces. ESA’s new GlobTemperature project is merging these data from a variety of spaceborne sensors to provide scientists with a one-stop shop for land, lake and ice temperature data. Information on land surface temperature is a key parameter for studying the Earth system. It plays an important role in physical processes such as atmospheric convection and surface evaporation,...

NASA Sees Wind Shear Affecting Cyclone Ian
2014-01-14 07:47:23

NASA Tropical Cyclone Ian has been battered by wind shear and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that the bulk of the precipitation has been pushed east and southeast of the storm's center. On January 13 at 0900 UTC/4 a.m. EST, Tropical Cyclone Ian's maximum sustained winds were near 65 knots/74.8 mph/120.4 kph, just at hurricane-strength. Just a day before, Ian's maximum sustained winds were near 80 knots/148.2 kph/92.0 mph. Ian is moving to the southeast at 14...

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2014-01-14 03:30:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 14, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Northern Plains will head into the Great Lakes this afternoon. This will bring light snowfall from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes. There will be showers ahead of the cold front from Ohio back into Missouri. High pressure will dominate the weather from the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast back into the West. 11PM: Overnight low pressure will push into Michigan bringing a wide...

Biodiversity Havens In A Changing Climate
2014-01-14 04:46:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new approach to identify potential refugia in declining rainfall environments has been developed by a team of scientists lead by Dr. Tom Schut of Wageningen University. The new technique, described in a recent issue of PLoS ONE, involves Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) instruments. The technique is able to translate a traditional plot observation to the entire landscape. According to Dr. Grant Wardell-Johnson of Curtain...


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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