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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...

Stored Carbohydrates Make Trees More Resistant To Drought
2014-06-30 03:41:47

University of Zurich How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored, as revealed by a novel experiment conducted by an international team of researchers headed by ecologists from the University of Zurich in contribution to the University Research Priority Program on “Global Change and Biodiversity”. The findings are extremely important for assessing the resistance of tropical forests to climate change and reforestation. Water is the limiting...

2014-06-30 15:08:17

University of Bristol The impact of the greenhouse gas CO2 on the Earth's temperature is well established by climate models and temperature records over the past 100 years, as well as coupled records of carbon dioxide concentration and temperature throughout Earth history. However, past temperature records have suggested that warming is largely confined to mid-to-high latitudes, especially the poles, whereas tropical temperatures appear to be relatively stable: the tropical thermostat...

Researchers Create Improved Method Of Hurricane Forecasting
2014-06-26 03:48:47

National Science Foundation Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system Working with researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fuqing Zhang and a team of weather modelers at Penn State University have created an improved method of hurricane forecasting that incorporates high-resolution airborne radar observations from the inner core of the storms. This approach has shown great promise for hurricane...

NASA/NOAA Water Vapor Animations Show Where Water Vapor Is Moving Over Oceans
2014-06-26 03:07:03

Rob Gutro, NASA Knowing where water vapor is in the atmosphere is one of many factors forecasters use to identify weather features. The NASA/NOAA GOES Project has now created two new types of animations based on satellite data that indicate where water vapor is moving over the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific oceans. Observations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) measure the local air temperature in kelvins...

2014-06-25 23:05:50

Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28, is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and Amica Insurance has answers to common lightning questions. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are approximately 50 deaths a year from lightning strikes. Amica is sharing information from the NWS to help promote safety during lightning storms: Q: Is heat lightning...

2014-06-24 23:04:03

A $1.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research measure pollution from residential cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children each year in the developing world. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 A $1.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the...

2014-06-24 23:02:25

Unlike conventional window shades, the Dayliter Shade from Indoor Sky provides ideal interior daylight levels while minimizing glare and solar heat gain. Featuring integrated fabric lightshelves, the Dayliter Shade overcomes the shortcomings associated with conventional, fixed lightshelves while maintaining the energy reduction benefits. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Indoor Sky, a fledgling company dedicated to proliferating a daylight culture, has completed their first...

2014-06-24 12:30:17

The PSA informs viewers of lightning damage and encourages communities to be lightning safe MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and education, unveiled an eye-opening new public service announcement today in conjunction with 2014 Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-28). The spot, produced by Richmond-based branding, marketing and PR firm Madison+Main, emphasizes...

2014-06-24 08:23:42

State Farm® Releases Top Ten States for Insurance Claims from Lightning BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightning is the second leading cause of storm-related deaths in the U.S., exceeded only by floods. In 2013, State Farm paid $137 million in claims as a result of damage from lightning strikes. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65822-state-farm-severe-weather-disaster-preparedness/...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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