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Satellites Providing Information On Earth’s Albedo With Remarkable Accuracy
2013-09-06 11:48:30

[ Watch The Video - Reflecting Power Of Earth’s Albedo ] ESA The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy. The reflecting power of a surface is known as ‘albedo’. Bright snow and ice have a high albedo, meaning they reflect solar radiation back into space, while green areas like forests and fields have a much lower albedo. The lower the...

Global Warming Increases Risk Of Record Heat
2013-09-06 04:50:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Last July was the hottest month in the history of US weather record keeping, but it may not hold that title for long, researchers from Stanford University claim in a recently-published report. According to Noah Diffenbaugh, an associate professor of environmental Earth system science at the California institution, and research assistant Martin Scherer, extreme weather is more than four times more likely to occur now than it was...

2013-09-05 23:29:33

German researchers reveal that 65 climate change models failed to predict current 16 years of no warming leading EU and UK officials to ask IPCC for clarification. Friends of Science point out that climate change policies around the world are in question and refer to research that shows the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide (CO2). Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Bloomberg Aug. 29, 2013 is reporting that global governments are asking serious...

2013-09-03 23:23:08

Some of China's biggest industrial enterprises will significantly cut their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new project to drive the corporate adoption of energy management systems. News source: Institute for Industrial Productivity Beijing, China (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Fifty-two of China’s biggest industrial enterprises could lead the way in curbing energy use across the country, thanks to a new partnership between the Institute for Industrial Productivity...

2013-08-27 23:32:24

A team of prominent German climatologists finds that global warming stopped fifteen years ago, in stark contrast to computer models and New York Times predictions of climate change calamities. Friends of Science say climate change computer models used in IPCC reports are not a reliable basis for climate change policies; governments should stop scaring people and stop squandering billions on carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Mother Jones...

2013 Ice Melt Will Not Be Record Year Despite Continuing Downhill Trends
2013-08-23 10:06:14

[WATCH VIDEO: Summer Arctic Ice Retreat 2013] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Arctic sea ice is reaching its annual "minimum" melt for the summer, but NASA says this year's low will unlikely be breaking any records. Last year, Arctic sea ice melted to a record low, making it the largest summer melt since satellites began measuring the process in 1979. This year's melt is beginning to reach its minimum now, and even though it’s not going to catch any records,...

Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases From Cow Manure Modified By Beetles
2013-08-22 09:26:00

University of Helsinki Cattle contribute to global warming by burping and farting large amounts of greenhouse gases. Some of the same gases are also emitted from cow pats on pastures. But now researchers from the University of Helsinki have found that beetles living in cow pats may reduce emissions of the key greenhouse gas - methane. Agriculture is one of the biggest sources of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Among these, cattle farming for meat and...

2013-08-21 23:21:02

In a new informative article by SureAqua, water purification company, an inquiry is made into the role that is played by droughts in the World Water Crisis. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Planet Earth's surface area is made up of 70% water, of which only 2.5% is fresh. Unfortunately two-thirds of this is glaciers and polar ice caps. Two billion people world wide rely on ground water as their source of potable water and roughly half of America relies on groundwater. In a new informative...

UN Report Climate Change Man Made
2013-08-19 09:50:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a United Nations panel on climate change scales back some previous predictions but still states humans are responsible for global warming with more certainty than ever, according to a version of the draft acquired by Reuters. The upcoming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the primary reference guide for governments considering energy, coastal infrastructure and agricultural policies....


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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.