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Cassini Helps Understand Saturn Storms
2013-06-24 13:05:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists reported in the journal Nature Geoscience that images taken by the Cassini space probe helped them understand the nature of the giant storms on Saturn. A team of researchers used Cassini images and computer models of the storms and clouds on Saturn to help explain the behavior of these events for the very first time. About once every 30 Earth years, an enormous storm takes place on the ringed planet, affecting various aspect...

Venus Express Observes Strenghtening Winds On Second Planet From Sun
2013-06-18 15:11:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft has revealed that the winds on the second planet from the Sun have been getting faster over the last six years. Venus holds a super-rotating atmosphere that is able to whip around the planet once every four Earth days. Scientists are able to monitor patterns in the long-term global wind speeds by tracking the movements of distinct features in the clouds of the planet....

2013-06-17 23:23:33

HPCwire Japan makes its debut as Japan´s first high performance computing news and information portal. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), a leading international digital media, advertising, and communications company announced today that it has entered into a memo of understanding with Easy Management Inc. (EMI) of Japan to publish and distribute a localized version of HPCwire. HPCwire is recognized as the very first paid-subscription, paid-advertising...

2013-06-13 23:21:38

Edina Realty's Kris Lindahl, the #1 St. Cloud homes for sale agent, has just sold another fantastic home in St. Cloud MN. St. Cloud, MN (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Edina Realty's Kris Lindahl, an experienced St. Cloud homes for sale agent, has just sold another great home in a high-demand area of St. Cloud MN. The home, built in 2007 at 2212 67th Avenue N, features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a two-car garage, and over 1000 square feet of living space. "This one is in a great area of St. Cloud,"...

NASA AIM Satellite Spots First Noctilucent Clouds Of 2013
2013-06-09 09:08:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Noctilucent clouds (NLCs), tenuous cloud-like phenomena that form every summer in the skies above the North Pole, are forming earlier than usual, NASA officials confirmed on Friday. According to the US space agency, NLCs are formed when “ice crystals begin to cling to the smoky remains of meteors, forming electric-blue clouds with tendrils that ripple hypnotically against the sunset sky.” These clouds, which...

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, FL / Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 TouchSuite, the leader in integrated POS and payment processing systems, is introducing its advanced Cloud-based point of sale system for the salon and spa sector at the 2013 Premiere Orlando on June 1-3, 2013. “Through a completely Cloud-based service, we have enhanced our traditional POS...

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) May 30, 2013 Dreams Cloud, the most comprehensive resource on dreams and dreaming on the web, mobile and social media, achieved a milestone this month with 200,000 followers on its Facebook page. Dreams Cloud also has a growing following on Twitter and Pinterest. The Dreams Cloud Facebook page provides fans with info, tips, and links to...

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

NASA For decades, Landsat satellites have documented the desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Once one of the largest seas in the world, it shrunk to a tenth of its original volume after Russia diverted its feeder rivers in the 1960s. 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. One of two new spectral bands...


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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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