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Atmospheric Cooling Could Be Result Of Oceanic Heat Absorption
2013-11-01 08:41:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The apparent stabilization of atmospheric temperatures over the past decade -- often cited by climate change skeptics as evidence that global warming has slowed down or stopped -- is actually caused by a radical increase in the amount of heat being absorbed by the oceans, according to a new study. Yair Rosenthal, a climate scientist at Rutgers University, and colleagues report that the ocean is now absorbing heat 15 times faster...

Vital Precipitation Could Be Lost Through Climate Geoengineering
2013-11-01 07:38:38

[ Watch the Video: Monsoonal Rains Could Shrink Due To Geoengineering ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), shows that although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reduce future global warming would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall. The findings, published...

2013-10-31 23:30:04

A new Friends of Science study by research director Ken Gregory shows that the Canadian climate model CanESM2, used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to predict global warming, fails to replicate temperature observations by hundreds of percent – predicting extreme heat when the reality observed is only nominal warming. Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Friends of Science have released a new in-depth study of the predictive climate models of the Canadian...

2013-10-31 23:21:07

Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, geoengineering would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall. An international study, led by NCAR scientists, finds that “geoengineering” could result in monsoonal rains in North America, East Asia, and other regions dropping by 5-7 percent compared to preindustrial conditions because of less evaporation and reduced plant emissions of water. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October...

2013-10-29 23:29:37

Will team with Sharon Kleyne and others to study the impact of changes in atmospheric water vapor on human health. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and Research Director Sharon Kleyne today announced the addition of Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, to her Research Center’s team. The team will study and report on changes in atmospheric water content, including water vapor and precipitation, as a result of climate variability and change, and...

Seasonal Drying In The Amazon Has Greater Impact Than Thought
2013-10-22 07:05:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research suggests that the southern part of the Amazon Rainforest faces a higher risk of dieback (the gradual dying of plant shoots beginning at the tip) as a result of seasonal drying than reported by climate models used by the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Furthermore, University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences professor Rong Fu and her colleagues report that severe loss of...

Ocean Currents Responsible For Wetter Northern Hemisphere
2013-10-21 04:29:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ocean circulation is responsible for causing more tropical rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere than in the southern part of the world, according to new research published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists have long known that the Northern Hemisphere receives the majority of this type of precipitation. For example, the researchers note that Palmyra Atoll, located at 6 degrees north, receives 175 inches of rain...

Plant Mapping Project Highlights Where Rarest Species Thrive
2013-10-17 15:35:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of researchers has created the most comprehensive map of rare plants to date. The new map, published in Ecology Letters, shows how climate stability plays a crucial role in the distribution of plants on Earth. It shows that rare species in the Americas are located in California, Mexico, the Caribbean islands, parts of the Andes mountains, the south of South America, and the region around Rio de Janeiro. "This...

Global Warning Future Of El Nino
2013-10-14 13:08:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Nature says that climate change could have a negative impact on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) weather pattern. El Niño occurs in the Pacific Ocean and is an important part of the world's climate system, and new research shows how rising temperatures could affect the weather pattern in the future. During El Niño, the eastern and tropical Pacific regions of the planet warm up, while...


Latest Climate Reference Libraries

Scots Pine
2014-04-14 10:50:20

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only native pine to Europe and Asia and was introduced in New Zealand and the colder climates of North America. The Scots pine grows at sea level to 3281 feet in the northern regions and 3937-8530 feet in the south. The Scots pine grows to heights of 114 feet with a trunk that is just over three feet through. The bark is thick and dark grey-brown on the lower trunk with the upper trunk having bark that is thin and orange. The trunk is long and straight...

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...

Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-03 15:50:59

Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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