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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...

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2013-11-15 03:30:11

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 14: High pressure dominated most of the country with tranquil weather yesterday. The colder weather pushed into the East Coast, while the Plains began to warm back up. Big Story Weather Discussion for November 15: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will push into the Atlantic today and a new storm system will push into the Pacific Northwest bringing rain and snow to the region. Surface Map 11PM: Low pressure...

2013-11-14 23:32:36

As forecasters predict a rough winter with heavy snowfall in the northeast and sub-freezing temperatures in the Midwest, 1st Aid Supplies, a leading online retailer of disaster and survival supplies is stocking up for expected demand. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 After a relatively mild autumn, weather forecasters and meteorologists are warning residents across the United States that a rough winter may be ahead. Many parts of the country experienced what is known as an Indian...

2013-11-14 23:22:41

Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for the first time, of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes. The technique, developed by a research team led by NCAR, combines detailed computer simulations with newly available satellite observations. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for...

Forest Fire Predictor Model
2013-11-14 16:16:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as forest fire season appear to be winding down, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Maryland have developed a new computer model that can constantly update daylong predictions during extensive blazes, according to a new report in an online issue of Geophysical Research Letters. “With this technique, we believe it’s possible to continually issue good forecasts throughout a...

Amazon Rain Forest Drought Resistant
2013-11-14 13:25:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of Climate claim the Amazon rain forest may be more resilient in its ability to cope with dry conditions than previously believed. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Colorado State University used a computer model to demonstrate that the Amazon rainforest may be able to withstand periods of drought better than what previous climate models had predicted. During the study, researchers removed...

NASA Map Of Typhoon Haiyan Helps Disaster Response
2013-11-14 12:54:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, a joint team from NASA and the Italian Space Agency quickly generated a map using satellite imagery that could be used to survey the devastation and assist recovery operations. The 27-by-33-mile map focuses on a region near Tacloban City, where one of the most powerful recorded storms on Earth made landfall on Nov. 8, 2013. Using radar data from the Italian Space Agency's...

2013 One Of The Warmest Years Record
2013-11-14 10:59:08

[ Watch the Video: UN Report Turns Up The Heat On 2013 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As you raise a glass of your favorite beverage on this New Year’s Eve, you may want to toast to 2013 being one of the warmest years since modern records began in 1850. According to a new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2013 is currently on track to be tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest year on record, with worldwide land and...


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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