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Landslides For 2010 Confirmed By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-11-28 08:46:46

NASA A NASA study using TRMM satellite data revealed that the year 2010 was a particularly bad year for landslides around the world. A recent NASA study published in the October issue of the Journal of Hydrometeorology compared satellite rain data from NASA´s Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) to landslides in central eastern China, Central America and the Himalayan Arc, three regions with diverse climates and topography where rainfall-triggered landslides are frequent...

2010-10-13 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today expanded its CloudBurst family of pre-integrated cloud service delivery platforms by delivering the appliance on its POWER7-based hardware as well as separately offering the software to run on currently installed IBM and non-IBM systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Based on IBM's own corporate cloud installations and hosting engagements...

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2008-08-08 08:28:17

Tropical downpours are becoming more common, resulting in greater risks of flash floods. "As the tropics warm we are seeing an increased frequency in the heaviest rainfall," said Richard Allan of the University of Reading in England, who co-authored a study of tropical rains with Brian Soden of the University of Miami. The scientists have studied tropical rainstorms since the 1980s, and gave the first evidence to confirm computer models that predict more intense cloudbursts ahead because of...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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