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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...

Recent El Nino Patterns More Active Than In Past 600 Years
2013-10-29 07:31:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of New South Wales, the University of Hawaii International Pacific Research Center and the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory have developed a new approach to analyzing paleo-climate reconstructions of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. Their findings, published in Climate of the Past, resolve disagreements and reveals that ENSO activity during the 20th century has been unusually...

Pacific Ocean Temperatures Could Predict Where Tornadoes May Strike
2013-10-18 14:14:05

[WATCH VIDEO: Predicting Tornadoes] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When and where a tornado will strike is extremely hard to predict, but weather researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia have found temperatures in the Pacific Ocean could be used to predict where tornado-causing storms might strike. According to the research team of Laurel McCoy, a graduate student researcher, and Tony Lupo, a meteorology professor and chair of atmospheric science in...

Forest Ecosystems Keep The Earth From Cooking
2013-10-17 04:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study led by Princeton University, enhanced growth of the Earth's plants during the 20th century has caused a significant slowdown of the Earth's transition to being "red-hot." This study, the first to specify the extent to which plants have prevented climate change since pre-industrial times, found that land ecosystems have kept the planet cooler by absorbing billions of tons of carbon, especially during the past 60...

2013-10-16 23:02:36

A panel of 50 scientists from 15 countries says the newest report on climate change from the United Nations is filled with concessions that its past predictions were too extreme and contains “at least 13 misleading or untrue statements and 11 further statements that are phrased in such a way that they mislead readers or misrepresent important aspects of the science.” Chicago,IL (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Panel of Scientists Says UN Study Retreats, Misleads, and Misinforms A panel of 50...

2013-10-15 23:30:10

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report demonstrates that the organization lacks credibility as the report backtracks on previous climate change claims while making other statements not supported by evidence say Friends of Science. With no global surface warming for 16 years, the IPCC are at a loss to explain this ‘hiatus’; Friends of Science say simply the IPCC’s original premise was wrong - the sun drives climate change, not carbon dioxide (C02). Calgary,...

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...

Arctic Tunda May Add To Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2013-10-10 13:11:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Arctic tundra is often thought of as a barren wasteland that has no direct bearing on global events. However, a team of Scandinavian scientists is warning that the tundra could be a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions if temperatures in the Arctic continue to rise. "The soil below the tundra contains very large quantities of carbon – more than twice as much as is present in the planet's entire atmosphere,”...

2013-10-04 10:10:03

Dartmouth, other researchers explore global warming's ecological, cultural, health impacts on indigenous peoples New England's Native tribes, whose sustainable ways of farming, forestry, hunting and land and water management were devastated by European colonists four centuries ago, can help modern America adapt to climate change. That's the conclusion of more than 50 researchers at Dartmouth and elsewhere in a special issue of the journal Climatic Change. It is the first time a...


Latest Climatology Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

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...

Impact Of Growing Degree Days For Baltimore In March
2013-01-13 08:26:45

Growing Degree Days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days have to deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal use. As we examine the Baltimore Maryland area we can see how the impacts of a normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycle have an impact on just the one month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Bismarck, North Dakota
2012-09-18 13:29:03

If you live in or around Bismarck North Dakota the graph shows you what you can roughly expect when it comes to heating and cooling your house during the ENSO Phases. Bismarck North Dakota, with its northern latitude, does have an impact on what type of heating and cooling it sees. During an Normal Phase the HDD for the region hits about 1348 on average. When the region enters into an El-Nino they can expect the amount of HDD’s to decrease to around 970 which really helps cut down on the...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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