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Possibly the latest evidence of climate change, a new report from researchers at the University of Hawaii has found that heavy rainfall events are becoming more common on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Honor announced in conjunction with annual observation of National Weatherperson's Day ORLANDO, Fla., Feb.
Once a thriving metropolis, the city of Cantona was abandoned by its 90,000 residents due to a drought that lasted more than six centuries, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and published in the journal PNAS.
Wildfires and forest fires can have an unexpected on the weather, as smoke from those events can actually increase the intensity of tornadoes, researchers from the University of Iowa report in the latest edition of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
RedOrbit sits down with Columbia professor and author Adam Sobel to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the future impact of climate change on storms.
Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and host of Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show to discuss dry eye, dehydration and other climate related diseases. Grants
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In California and other drought areas, be alert for winter dry eye symptoms says Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and radio show host Sharon Kleyne. Grants
Clear winter roads protect lives and commerce.
Winter Storms Accounted For 15 Percent of All Catastrophe Losses in 2014 NEW YORK, Jan.
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...
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