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First Atlantic Hurricane Seen By NASA-JAXA's New Precipitation Satellite
2014-07-09 03:30:15

[ Watch The Video: New Precipitation Satellite Sees 2014′s 1st Atlantic Hurricane ] Ellen Gray, NASA The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory flew over Hurricane Arthur five times between July 1 and July 5, 2014. Arthur is the first tropical cyclone of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Core Observatory was launched Feb. 27 from Japan and began its prime mission on May 29, just...

Hidden Cycles Of Sea Winds To Be Revealed By NASA's RapidScat
2014-07-08 03:19:00

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ocean waves, the hot sun, sea breezes -- the right combination makes a great day at the beach. A different combination makes a killer hurricane. The complex interactions of the ocean and the air above it that can create such different outcomes are not yet fully known. Scientists would especially like to understand the role that the daily heat of the sun plays in creating winds. In a few months, NASA will send an ocean wind-monitoring instrument to a...

Wildfires Found To Release A Previously Unidentified Type Of Soot
2014-07-08 06:37:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Globally, wildfires are responsible for creating veritable ecological wastelands across millions of hectares of land each year. As the effects of climate change have become ever more pronounced over the previous years, we have seen both the number and severity of wildfires increase drastically. As reported on redOrbit last year, the increasing number of wildfires has been sending both carbon monoxide and other toxins streaming into...

2014-07-04 12:20:52

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 4 July 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Johnson County officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents in low-lying areas earlier this week, HESCO flood barriers were deployed in the City of Iowa City, City of Burlington, City of Davenport along the Mississippi River this week as part of the flood preparation efforts. Hesco Bastion, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and deployment of earth-filled barriers, and is based in Charleston, SC. Photo -...

2014-07-03 23:10:03

Friends of Science announce the release of their Vulcan-logic DeConsensus Project on climate change and human-caused global warming, just in time for Captain Kirk – William Shatner - to lead the world famous Calgary Stampede parade. The DeConsensus Project is guided by a charming Vulcan caricature who walks us through a logical assessment of the alleged 97% consensus, which is nothing more than a social proof, say Friends of Science. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As...

2014-07-03 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA aircraft are participating in field campaigns beginning this month in Colorado that will probe the factors leading to unhealthy air quality conditions and improve the ability to diagnose air quality conditions from space. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The NASA aircraft will be joined by a research aircraft from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for flights July 16 to Aug. 16 from the Research...

2014-07-03 12:22:35

CHICAGO, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during June 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100719/AQ37264LOGO The report reveals that an outbreak of...

2014-07-02 23:00:49

Building science experts from IBHS are available to provide recommendations for how property and business owners can prepare for and recover from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Arthur. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Building science experts from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) are available to speak with media about Tropical Storm Arthur, which is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane soon. Experts can provide specific recommendations about how property owners...

2014-06-30 23:17:24

Smart Fog Inc’s Cold Storage Ripening Room Commercial Humidifiers, which has an array of diverse benefits and features, will be exhibiting at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim from October 17-19, 2014. Smart Fog has been an industry leader in non-wetting humidifiers for 30+ years. Reno, NV (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Today, Smart Fog Inc announced that they will be exhibiting at the PMA Fresh Summit at the Anaheim Convention Center from October 17-19, 2014. At the PMA, Fresh Summit Smart Fog will...

2014-06-30 23:15:10

International players in the fresh produce industry to learn more about the benefits of Smart Fog® commercial humidification system, and there’s more to discover than just the smallest droplet size on the market. Reno, NV (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Smart Fog Inc., a recognized world leader in industrial and commercial humidification systems, will join other industry leaders and technology experts at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit 2014. The Summit, to be held at...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.