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Pollution Causes Thunderstorms To Leave Lingering Clouds
2013-11-26 15:18:22

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study shows why pollution results in larger, deeper and longer lasting storm clouds, leading to colder days and warmer nights A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, the results solve a long-standing debate and reveal how pollution plays into climate warming. The work can also provide a gauge for the...

Methane Emissions In North America Surpass Previous Estimates
2013-11-26 05:16:45

[ Watch the Video: Methane Emission Estimates Are Lower Than They Should Be ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Carnegie Institution researchers, along with colleagues from the Lawrence Berkeley...

2013-11-25 23:29:59

After a band of severe tornadoes tore through the state on Sunday, November 17, Quality Mat Company was called upon to aid in the cleanup by sending a number of laminated mats to Illinois. Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 On Sunday, November 17th a band of severe tornadoes tore through the Midwest. Shortly thereafter, Quality Mat Company received an order for a number of laminated mats to be sent to Illinois to be used in the cleanup. Quality Mat has been a leader in the mat rental...

2013-11-25 23:29:08

As winter settles in, the elements can be incredibly brutal on homes and businesses. A water restoration professional explains how to protect your property investment. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on how to best protect their properties as winter weather begins to set in. The winter season can be brutally hard on any structure, and it...

2013-11-25 23:20:07

Snowfall tests the skills of even the most careful drivers, but those persons from warm-weather locales who aren’t accustomed to winter conditions are particularly susceptible to a wreck. To help drivers who will be traveling long distances for the holidays navigate dangerous environments, the automobile accident attorneys of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group have put together a series of important safety tips. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 In Southern California,...

2013-11-25 12:21:50

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TheClunkerJunker.com, a national junk car removal service, will donate a portion of profits from all vehicles purchased in areas affected by the recent tornado outbreak in America's midwest. Recently, several tornadoes have struck towns in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and Ohio. Thousands of people have been injured, and homes and churches incurred damages that will cost millions of dollars to repair. Up to 65 twisters were reported...

Putting A Cap On CO2 Emissions Won't End Global Warming: Study
2013-11-25 08:27:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The carbon dioxide content already present in the Earth’s atmosphere would continue to cause warming for hundreds of years, even if the emissions were to suddenly stop today, according to new research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. The study, which was led by scientists at Princeton University and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), suggests that it could take far less...

Nitrous Oxide Atmosphere Double 2050
2013-11-22 13:35:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While atmospheric nitrous oxide can currently only be found in trace amounts, a new report from United Nations' Environment Program said that emissions of the greenhouse gas could almost double by 2050 if preventative steps aren’t taken. Nitrous oxide is the third most potent greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane. It is emitted into the atmosphere through human activities such as farming, the burning of fossil fuels, waste...

Tropical Cyclone Alessia Forms, Threatens Western Australia
2013-11-22 12:31:00

NASA The low pressure area previously known as System 90S has continued organizing and consolidating and infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite helped confirm its strengthening into Cyclone Alessia in the Southern Indian Ocean. Alessia formed off of Western Australia's Kimberley coast and the first Cyclone Warnings and Watches of the season are now in effect. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument called MODIS that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a...

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2013-11-22 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 21: Cold air plunged across the Plains yesterday with temps in the single digits and wind chill values well below zero. Snowfall was limited to mostly the Rockies over the past 24 hours. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 22: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure and the associated cold front will push through the Mid-Mississippi River Valley bringing rain, snow and thunderstorms to the region. High pressure...


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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