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Media invited to attend any portion of snow school, as well as a media workshop on Jan.
The white marble that has helped make India’s Taj Mahal such an iconic structure has been turning yellowish brown in recent years, and now researchers have discovered the cause – black carbon and brown carbon resulting from the burning of trash, fuels and other materials.
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In fact, new NASA-led research indicates that tropical forests are absorbing an estimated 1.4 billion metric tons of the global 2.5 billion metric tons of CO2 being absorbed worldwide.
Showcased for the first time at CES, Kestrel DROPs are wireless environmental data loggers that measure temperature, humidity and station pressure (model dependent), and connect wirelessly to
Smart Fog Inc releases industries first commercial humidifier with dew condensation control technology which enables facilities to maintain precise relative humidity without the concern of condensation,
An unexpected and unwelcomed holiday surprise arrived for the people of Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana this week, and as the storm took shape, NASA and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) probes kept an eye on the weather system.
For decades, scientists have witnessed the oxygen minimum zones (OMZ) in the tropical oceans expanding, reducing the habitat of some types of fish in the process, and now they finally know why this phenomenon is occurring.
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 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 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...
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...
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...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.