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arctic ice and clouds
2014-10-16 03:00:37

Climate change is a global phenomenon, yet Earth scientists are keeping a wary eye on one place in particular - the Arctic.

2014-10-16 08:24:55

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cemtrex, Inc.

Dust Bowl drought
2014-10-16 05:04:02

A new study from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has revealed that the drought of 1934 was not only the worst of the Dust Bowl, but the worst drought felt worldwide in the last 1,000 years.

2014-10-15 23:09:23

In global water crisis, water policy could make US vulnerable to attack reports bio logic aqua research founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October

2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct.

climate change models
2014-10-15 06:30:22

New research led by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has found that global climate change models may have underestimated the amount of carbon dioxide absorption by green plants.

2014-10-09 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One small "hot spot" in the U.S.

2014-10-08 23:06:15

A new study by Environment and Human Health, Inc.

2014-10-07 23:09:45

Los Angeles Waterkeeper Launches Dirty Car Pledge Campaign to Raise Awareness & Conserve Water During the Drought Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014

2014-10-07 23:03:07

New research by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests global ocean warming has been underestimated by 24 to 58 percent.


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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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.