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2013-05-30 23:21:48

Salon POS leader TouchSuite brings the most innovative and cost effective point of sale system to Premiere Orlando with its Cloud-based service. Boca Raton,

2013-05-30 23:02:12

Dreams Cloud, the premier resource for dreams and dreaming, reaches a milestone with over 200,000 page followers on Facebook this month. Herndon, VA (PRWEB)

NASA's Landsat Satellite Searching For A Cloud-Free View
2013-05-23 09:07:13

Scientists studying the Aral Sea's changing ecology and retreating shoreline have looked to Landsat -- and a new feature of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission will help ensure they get a clear, cloud-free view.

Cirrus Cloud Formation Depends Mainly On Mineral Dust, Metallic Particles
2013-05-10 06:04:31

At any given time, nearly one-third of the planet is covered by cirrus clouds – the thin wisps of vapor that trail across the sky – which coalesce in the upper layers of the troposphere, as much as 10 miles or higher above the surface of the Earth.

Clouds Affected By Pollutants Could Enhance Climate Cooling
2013-05-06 05:35:43

While manmade pollution and other natural emissions are often blamed for their role in global warming, new research from the University of Manchester suggests that they could actually play a role in cooling the world’s climate.

Plants Are Natural Air Conditioners
2013-04-29 10:10:18

A new study adds another dimension to the role played by plants in curbing global warming by showing that they are also natural aerosols that assist in cloud formation and atmospheric cooling.


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Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

Weather Pack For July 30, 2012
2012-08-01 12:22:59

Weather Pack is our way to envision what is happening with the weather and create a weather forecast for a certain area of the United States. Today’s focus is on Southwest Mississippi along the Mississippi River. On the left side we have a Skew-T which is used to help us determine what is happening in the upper levels at our forecast location. On the right side is our morning satellite image; both of these features are important to creating an accurate forecast. The Skew-T will show...

Surface Analysis Features
2012-09-03 16:09:19

The above map looks at what is known as ceilings. The definition of ceilings is the first broken or overcast layer of cloud cover in the atmosphere. For it to be considered a ceiling the clouds need to cover more than half of the sky. If we look at the red circled area we see the numbers of 1 and 2. This tells us that there is a ceiling at 1,000-2,000ft which are in the level of low clouds such as cumulus or stratus. The second is the black circle found in the Dakota’s. Here we are...

Cumulus-nimbus Clouds
2014-01-11 00:00:00

The image above shows a Cumulus-nimbus cloud that has an anvil top to it. The reason that can be identified is that the cirrus is in place above the center of the storm. The image below does not have an anvil top yet. The anvil top forms on CB clouds after they reach the height in the atmosphere where they begin to feel the upper level winds becoming too strong for them to continue development vertically. The storm on the right has not felt the upper level winds yet, that is why it lacks the...

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