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NASA Releases Images Of Change Climate App
2013-12-04 19:20:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online NASA recently announced the release of a new iPad app, called “Images of Change,” that allows users to see how a changing climate and natural disasters are altering the face of the Earth. Using sets of images from around the world with a focus on places that have changed dramatically, the new app shows how a disaster, such as a fire or tsunami, or human activities, such as agriculture or urbanization, have affected the...

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2013-12-04 03:50:38

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 3: The major winter storm continued to wreak havoc across a good portion of the US from the Rockies to the Plains. Snowfall totals over the Northern Plains and Rockies have ranged from 4-15 inches with some locally higher amounts. The other story was the arrival of the Arctic Air. Temps have been plunging to below zero over the Rockies and this air is going to begin spilling southward. Big Story Weather...

NASA's HS3 Hurricane Mission Wraps Up For 2013
2013-12-03 09:21:01

NASA NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel airborne mission known as HS3 wrapped up for the 2013 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season at the end of September, and had several highlights. HS3 will return to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. During the 2013 mission, two unmanned Global Hawks flew from Wallops for the first time. The mission highlights included studying the Saharan Air Layer, following the genesis of a...

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2013-12-03 03:30:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 2: The potent winter storm has already started to deliver heavy snowfall over the Rockies and into the Plains. Some places have already seen 6+ inches. The other big story overnight was the fog. A large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast is seeing fog which is due to the southerly winds ahead of a very powerful winter storm. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 3: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure...

2013-12-02 23:28:18

As winter season approaches, property owners are encouraged to take proper steps to protect their investment. A water restoration provider breaks down the threat. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is advising property owners to prepare their houses in advance of the coming winter season. Winter officially begins on Sunday, Dec 21, 2013, and many meteorologists expect it to...

2013-12-02 21:31:29

First comprehensive survey shows 60 percent rise over last 30 years of floods, droughts and storms Europe needs to plan for future probabilities of extreme weather. Heat waves, floods and storms do not respect national frontiers, so there is a need for action at both national and EU levels. The IPCC has advised that the frequency of many types of extreme weather events will continue to grow globally in coming years. Now the national science academies of EU Member States bring into focus...

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2013-12-02 04:00:26

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 30-December 1: A potent winter storm was the big story of the weekend as it has been moving across the Pacific Northwest. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 2: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure moving up along the Eastern US will bring a few snow showers over Maine. Low pressure moving into the Northern Rockies will bring a significant amount of snowfall along with freezing rain to the Rockies and the...

2013-11-30 23:02:25

Contamination is the key issue for applications in the pharmaceutical industry. Smart Fog Inc has developed a clean commercial humidifier which complies with all requirements. Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Smart Fog Inc announced this week an innovative enhancement to the popular ES100 series Commercial Humidifier. The ES100 series conventionally have operated utilizing a miniature storage tank in order break the water pressure to zero pounds per square inch. The new addition will...

2013-11-29 14:31:19

A new study published in the December issue of GSA Today examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geoscientists about the past. Hurricane Irene made landfall in Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA, on 27 August 2011, at which time it had been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane after hitting the Bahamas at Category 3 strength. In their GSA Today article, geoscientists Scott P. Hippensteel,...

2013-11-27 23:27:08

Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD, also lists implementation steps in white paper for Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder, Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 With current Earth observation technologies and satellites, it is possible to target specific ecosystems or at-risk regions that have become vulnerable to air and water quality problems as a result of climate change. That was the conclusion of Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD in a resent White Paper for a study team...


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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