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2013-04-11 08:32:56

SUSE Studio 1.3 Update Improves Deployment to EC2, OpenStack and SUSE Cloud NUREMBERG, Germany, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE® today announced the general availability of SUSE Studio(TM) 1.3 for independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprise data centers. The latest update to its application image-building tool includes new features to help customers more easily deploy and manage self-contained, portable workloads across virtual and cloud environments such as Amazon...

Noctilucent Clouds Observed By NASA Sounding Rocket
2013-04-04 14:55:35

NASA A constant stream of space debris flows toward Earth from the rest of the solar system. Large meteors can sometimes survive the intense friction and heat upon entering Earth´s atmosphere, but by and large the meteors evaporate and reform into tiny particles that are left to whiz through the atmosphere. Such particles are so light and so ubiquitous that scientists refer to them as smoke. Tracking how this smoke swirls around Earth has implications for understanding weather and...

Greenland's 2012 Record Ice Melt Due To Thin Cloud Cover
2013-04-04 11:15:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global sea levels would rise by 24 feet if the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow. But it is very unlikely that nearly two million cubic miles of ice will wash into the ocean overnight. Researchers have been tracking increasing melt rates since 1979. Last summer the melt was so extensive that ice core records show similar events only about once every 150 years over the last four millennia. "In...

2013-04-02 08:27:24

Company's Team of Cloud Experts to Present at Top Nationwide Conferences BOSTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses with cloud solutions, today announced its calendar of spring 2013 speaking engagements. Through keynote presentations and panel discussions, the company will cover a wide breadth of key cloud topics and in-depth case studies from recent engagements including: developing the cloud strategies for three financial...

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away. The study is part of the CalWater field campaign — an initiative funded by the California Energy Commission and designed to help states in the...

2013-02-25 16:28:29

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumulus Global today announced revenue growth exceeding 300% for 2012 as the company's cloud solutions business continues to expand. Sales for 2012 surpassed $3.3 million dollars compared to $972,000 in 2011. Net income before taxes jumped over 400%, to more than $200,000 for 2012. This growth reflects increasing demand from Cumulus Global's core small and mid-size business markets, as well as the company's expansion into new market segments. "In...

2013-02-25 16:24:39

The IGT Cloud solution will be featured at Manteo S.A. Rivera Casino & Resort as well as at Sarandi Slots. LONDON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry, today announced that the Rivera Casino Group have entered into an agreement to implement the IGT Cloud at two casino sites in Uruguay based on regulator approval. (Logo:...

2013-02-19 12:29:17

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud b, innovators in creating products and programs designed to help children sleep, made headlines as their newest innovation to the bedtime routine, Tranquil Turtle was recognized with a highly coveted Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) award in the Infant/Toddler category. The awards were presented on Saturday, February 9th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City at the Toy Industry Association's Annual T.O.T.Y Awards. "We're so excited to see Tranquil...

Cloud Droplet Formation Rate Not Affected By Pollution
2013-02-19 05:21:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little bit of oily and viscous organic material doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds. This is good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions. For accurate climate modeling, understanding cloud formation is essential. This understanding has to start with droplet formation, which occurs when water vapor is attracted to particles floating in the atmosphere. These...

Certain Volatile Gases Found To Promote Cloud Formation
2013-02-05 09:20:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology shows — for the first time — certain volatile organic gases can promote cloud formation in ways atmospheric scientists have never before considered. The findings of this study were published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "This is the first time gases have been shown to affect cloud...


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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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