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Measuring Earth’s Temperature
2014-01-14 08:16:14

ESA Like thermometers in the sky, satellite instruments can measure the temperatures of Earth’s surfaces. ESA’s new GlobTemperature project is merging these data from a variety of spaceborne sensors to provide scientists with a one-stop shop for land, lake and ice temperature data. Information on land surface temperature is a key parameter for studying the Earth system. It plays an important role in physical processes such as atmospheric convection and surface evaporation,...

Biodiversity Havens In A Changing Climate
2014-01-14 04:46:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new approach to identify potential refugia in declining rainfall environments has been developed by a team of scientists lead by Dr. Tom Schut of Wageningen University. The new technique, described in a recent issue of PLoS ONE, involves Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) instruments. The technique is able to translate a traditional plot observation to the entire landscape. According to Dr. Grant Wardell-Johnson of Curtain...

2014-01-13 23:02:57

Sharon Kleyne of Bio-Logic Aqua Research offers new tips to keep skin hydrated during dry skin season. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Winter is the season for dry skin, reports noted water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne. In winter, says Kleyne, skin tends to lose water and become dehydrated, thin, itchy, pale, more wrinkled and often flaky. Kleyne recently identified several causes of winter dry skin: Cold air holds less water vapor than warm air, skin receives less...

World's Tallest Trees Rely On Limited Seasonal Temperature Variations
2014-01-08 06:55:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in New Phytologist suggests that temperature could be a growing tree’s best friend. Height is a competitive benefit when it comes to trees, because the taller the tree, the more exposed its leaves are to the sun. As a tree rises above its neighbor to reach more sunlight, it is taking its canopy past the shade that other trees create. Taller trees are able to place leaves at higher light levels while...

2013-12-26 23:04:38

As ice storms put much of Ontario into the cold and dark for Christmas, Friends of Science are citing a recent report by Dr. Madhav Khandekar that indicates cold weather extremes are on the rise; this trend is under reported in the media, and virtually unnoticed by climate researchers at the IPCC. Friends of Science say the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide, and that solar cycles are exhibiting abnormal patterns. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) December 26,...

NASA, JAXA Announce Launch Date For New Precipitation Satellite
2013-12-26 12:14:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced the date and window -- Feb. 27 from 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST -- for the launch of a new precipitation satellite. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite is slated to be launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. GPM is designed to conduct observations of rain and snowfall several times a day around the world. NASA said it...

Solar Activity Little Effect On Climate
2013-12-23 10:45:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the Medieval Climate Anomaly to the Little Ice Age, average temperatures on Earth have varied significantly over the past thousand years. And according to a new study in Nature Geoscience that variation has little to do the amount of activity from the Sun. The Medieval Climate Anomaly, which lasted from approximately 950 to 1250, was a warming period in certain regions. The Little Ice Age, which lasted from about 1450 to 1850, is...

Research Efforts Reveal Climate Change Impacts On Global Hotspots
2013-12-17 06:24:24

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change. It’s a topic that is commonly considered controversial, and for years its very existence and effects have been debated across the globe. "There is an elephant in the room: current and future climate change impacts. But strangely, many people seem to be blind to it," says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). "Many decision makers prefer to turn a blind...

2013-12-11 23:23:17

DeWayne Cecil, PhD, on Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show, Predicts Global Climate Change to Impact Water Wars, Water Supplies for Drinking and Agriculture, and Human Health (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The primary impact of global warming and climate change will be on the availability of fresh water, according to former NASA Climatologist DeWayne Cecil. This comes as bad news in a world already experiencing widespread water shortages, water wars, famine and drought. When combined with rapid...

2013-12-05 23:24:48

Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD reports on climate change, hurricanes and typhoons on the Sharon Kleyne Hour, hosted by Bio Logic Aqua Founder. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 There is evidence that highly destructive weather events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the recent Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, are becoming stronger and more frequent. There is also evidence, according to Climatologist DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.