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2012-07-17 03:00:43

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 16: Yesterday we saw damaging winds and storms spread through Virginia and the Carolina´s along with a pocket of storms back in the Northwest portion of South Dakota. Also, a few isolated wind and hail reports were found in the Southwest portion of the United States. The largest hail was recorded in Arizona and the strongest winds came from South Dakota. The heat hit the middle section of the country with multiple places...

Climate Change Impacts High-Elevation Plants
2012-07-16 07:19:53

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change is causing flowers in high elevations to bloom nearly two weeks faster than they did decades ago, according to a recent study. Drummond´s rockcress and glacier lily are among a number of flowers that are blooming much earlier than they did in the past. According to the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biological Series study, such changes are most likely to be the result of the Earth´s warmer...

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2012-07-13 03:00:31

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 12: Yesterday was a busy day from the severe weather standpoint, with places in Eastern Texas getting some of the heaviest rainfall ever in 24hrs. Houston Texas received over 10 inches in 24hrs, and that alone is a more than they get in an entire month. Heavy rain also fell throughout Western Louisiana. One lone tornado was reported in Central Florida along with many hail reports from the Dakota´s along with minor wind...

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2012-07-12 16:04:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While a new study warned about the increasing odds of heat waves sweeping the earth, it also suggested the controversial nature and political undertones of climate studies. The study, led by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric (NOAA) scientists and issued in coordination with the U.K. Met (Meterology) Office, said that global warming made the 2011 Texas heat waves from March through August 20 times as likely as they would have been...

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2012-07-11 03:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 10: The Southeast was the targeted area yesterday for severe weather including one tornado near the North Carolina shoreline. The majority of the reports were strong wind gusts like the one in Tuscaloosa, AL which was reported at 65mph leading to damage. Hail around the size of 1.75in was also reported in Florida. Big Story Weather Outlook: Low pressure moving off the coast near Virginia will bring thunderstorms from...

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2012-07-10 03:00:58

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 9: Yesterday, there were scattered storm reports along the frontal boundary that stretched from the Carolina´s back into the Southeast. Also yesterday was one of the first days in over a couple of weeks that we didn´t talk about record-setting heat as temps stayed near their normal for this time of year. Big Story Weather Outlook: Partly cloudy skies will be found throughout the Northeast today as temps are...

Climate Of Northern Europe Reconstructed Of The Past 2,000 Years
2012-07-09 12:23:11

The calculations prepared by Mainz scientists will also influence the way current climate change is perceived An international team that includes scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has published a reconstruction of the climate in northern Europe over the last 2,000 years based on the information provided by tree-rings. Professor Dr. Jan Esper's group at the Institute of Geography at JGU used tree-ring density measurements from sub-fossil pine trees originating from...

Tree Rings Tell The Tale Of Drought History
2012-07-03 11:58:11

Pitt scientists also discover unexpected complexity to the US West's patterns of drought during the Middle Ages Through an exploration of tree rings and oxygen isotopes, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are now able to better pinpoint the history of droughts in the arid and semiarid areas of the American West. A paper published in the online July 2 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explores the Medieval Climate Anomaly, a particularly warm period...

2012-07-03 10:17:57

Though worries about "nuclear winter" have faded since the end of the Cold War, existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons still hold the potential for devastating global impacts. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and Rutgers University have found that the climate effects of a hypothetical nuclear war between India and Pakistan would greatly reduce yields of staple crops, even in distant countries. The work, by Mutlu Ozdogan and Chris Kucharik of the Center for...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.