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2013-11-20 17:40:07

Maximizing returns on financial investments depends on accurately understanding and effectively accounting for weather and climate risks, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program. The study also found that weather events create and exacerbate risks to financial investments by causing 1) direct physical impacts on the investments themselves, 2) degradation of critical supporting infrastructure, 3) changes in the availability of key resources, 4)...

2013-11-19 23:26:10

Satellite Data Should Be More Localized, Better Coordinated With Health Agencies Says DeWayne Cecil, PhD, in White Paper for Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Study Team Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Scientists are collecting massive amounts of data on long-term weather, climate and atmospheric changes, through satellites and other remote observation technologies. This is generating debate by various professional communities worldwide on how to best apply this...

OWLeS Project Will Collect Data In December And January Blizzards Along Lake Ontario
2013-11-19 12:16:31

National Science Foundation 'Tis the season...for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, stalwart veterans of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be watching. One is known as the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National...

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2013-11-19 04:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 18: The top stories of yesterday included heavy snowfall that made its way across the Cascades and also the strong winds over the Great Lakes. There was also heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast with some places getting over 1 inch along the frontal boundary. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 19: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Great Lakes will bring cool and dry weather to the region. This...

2013-11-18 20:35:58

Long-term and average changes are in the focus of the discussion on climate change: globally, as the different scientific climate models all predict, it will be warmer on Earth at the end of the century. For decision-makers and people affected by climate change, however, information on the frequency and intensity of extreme events such as heat and cold extremes, heavy rainfall or dry spells are at least as important as indications of average values. Moreover, for them projections about the...

2013-11-18 16:29:56

Residents in the Midwest should inspect for damage once it is safe to do so NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents should be very careful when returning home following the severe tornadoes that struck the Midwest over the weekend. Once it is safe to do so, Allstate recommends homeowners carefully inspect their homes for possible signs of tornado damage, and that people pay particular attention to the following areas: -- Look for wall cracks in spots where there were...

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2013-11-18 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 15-17: The biggest story of the weekend occurred on Sunday was a significant severe weather outbreak across a good portion of the Midwest. Here are just some of the reports from Sunday. First, the largest tornado that has been noted so far occurred in Washington IL. The initial reports are of an EF-4 rating on that storm. If you look at images coming out of the region, you will see complete devastation with no...

Lightning Study To Be The Subject Of NASA Firefly Mission
2013-11-16 04:39:20

[ Watch the Video: Firefly Mission to Study Lightning ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA is preparing to launch an inexpensive, football-sized probe to study lightning, including its effects on the atmosphere and the possible link between the phenomenon and powerful energy bursts known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs), the US space agency announced on Friday. The probe has been dubbed Firefly, and it is currently scheduled for a launch later...

2013-11-15 23:21:56

DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Reports on Human Health Effects of Global Warming for Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Changes in atmospheric water content, as a result of warming temperatures and changing climate and precipitation patterns, have significant potential and observed impacts on water-borne disease outbreaks and human health. That was one of the conclusions in a recent White Paper by Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD, for a study...

2013-11-15 23:04:55

Market Leading Weather and Environmental Monitoring Vendors Combine Popular Solutions to Address Remote, Low Power Agricultural Deployments Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Lufft USA, Inc., a global manufacturer of high quality, precision weather monitoring systems, today announced a new, lower power model of the Lufft WS family of Smart Weather Stations will be integrated with the McCrometer CONNECT (formerly from Adcon International Inc. and Automata Inc.) line of wireless...


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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