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2012-03-07 04:00:00

MessageOps, a Charlotte, N.C.-based IT services company, guides others along the path to the relatively new world of cloud computing. Its unique approach has earned the company a good deal of success, and that success has brought with it a lot of attention from the marketplace. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 MessageOps, a Charlotte, N.C.-based IT services company, guides others along the path to the relatively new world of cloud computing. Its unique approach has earned the company...

2012-03-05 23:25:56

Clouds have a profound effect on the climate, but we know surprisingly little about how they form. Erika Sundén, researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has studied how extremely small cloud particles can dispose of excess energy. This knowledge is necessary to understand processes in the atmosphere that affect global climate change. The models that have been built to describe climate change contain a major source of uncertainty, namely the effects of clouds. The...

Image 1 - Falling Clouds May Combat Global Warming
2012-02-22 13:47:46

In what may be a natural response to rising global temperatures, Earth's clouds fell by an average of approximately one-percent over the first decade of this century, a new study funded by NASA and completed by scientists at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has discovered. According to a Tuesday press release from the U.S. space agency, experts at the university studied 10 years worth of global cloud-top height measurements from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR)...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

NetHosting´s CEO is scheduled to attend one of the Internet industry´s foremost aggregation of cloud innovators and thought leaders, Cloud Connect 2012, to be held February 13th through the 16th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Orem, UT (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 NetHosting, a leading provider of Cloud, Dedicated Server, and Windows Virtual Hosting platforms, will be represented at Cloud Connect 2012 by CEO and co-founder, Lane Livingston. The upcoming event will be held at...

2012-02-13 13:00:00

Dasher Technologies to Contribute to a Solution That Enables Enterprises to Validate Hosted Private and AWS-Compatible Hybrid Clouds Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced that Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the most widely deployed on-premise cloud computing platform, has launched a new enterprise-class cloud test lab offering at CoreSite´s Bay area data center campus...


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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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