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Study Shows Poleward Shift In Tropical Storm Peak Intensity
2014-05-15 11:46:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new report from a team of American climatologists has found that the latitude at which tropical storms reach their peak intensity is moving toward the poles – suggesting the term ‘tropical storm’ is slowly becoming somewhat of misnomer. Published in the journal Nature, the new report found that the peak intensity of these storms is moving toward the poles at a rate of about 33 to 39 miles per decade. "We've identified...

2014-03-25 08:27:46

NYC Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team Schedules Three Key Games at MCU Park BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Empire, a professional Ultimate Frisbee team and member of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) today announced a partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones that includes Empire playing three games at MCU Park in Brooklyn this season including opening day on April 13(th) at 12:00 PM against the defending AUDL champions, the Toronto Rush. The other games...

South African Researchers Debunk Two Climate Change Myths
2014-02-25 14:45:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from South African researchers has debunked the notion that there are more tropical cyclones taking place due to global warming – at least in the Southern Indian Ocean. Jennifer Fitchett, a PhD student at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, said better meteorology has probably fueled the idea of climate change developing more and more storms. “From 1940, there was a huge increase in observations because of...

Cyclone Watch Issued In Australia As NASA Sees System 99P Developing
2014-01-29 09:40:43

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the tropical low pressure area designated as System 99P and infrared data shows that the low is getting organized. Meanwhile, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology posted a Cyclone Watch for coastal areas from Port Douglas to Proserpine, Queensland that are expected to be affected by the storm. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over System 99P the Southern Pacific Ocean on January 28 at 14:47 UTC/9:47 a.m. EST and saw that some of the thunderstorms had...

2014-01-16 14:12:54

The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to a new study published today. The coastlines of China, Korea and Japan in particular have experienced increasingly stronger cyclones, which the researchers have attributed to increasing sea surface temperatures and a change in atmospheric circulation patterns over the coastal seas. According to the study, the changes in sea surface temperature and wind flows meant that...

Soap Bubbles Used To Predict Cyclone Intensity
2014-01-08 08:38:25

Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine Could soap bubbles be used to predict the strength of hurricanes and typhoons? However unexpected it may sound, this question prompted physicists at the Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine (CNRS/université de Bordeaux) to perform a highly novel experiment: they used soap bubbles to model atmospheric flow. A detailed study of the rotation rates of the bubble vortices enabled the scientists to obtain a relationship that accurately describes...

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2013-12-24 03:30:15

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 23: Another cold night across many parts of the US from the Northern Plains into the Gulf Coast. Showers continued along the East Coast but cleared out late last night. Temps fell to around -20F along with wind chill values near -40F over portions of the Northern Plains. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 24: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the Tennessee River Valley will make for another cold...

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2013-12-23 03:30:14

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 20-22: A very active weekend was seen across a good portion of the country. Heavy rainfall was found from the Ohio River Valley to Gulf Coast with some places seeing between 4-9 inches. Heavy snowfall was seen over portions of the Western Lakes with some place seeing 3-7 inches. Record setting warmth hit the Gulf Coast with places pushing near 80F, while cold weather hit over the Northern Rockies and Plains with places...

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2013-12-19 04:00:40

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 18: Significant snow fell over the Rockies yesterday with some places getting over 6 inches. Cold air settled in over the Southeast US as frost and freeze watches/warnings were posted for parts of Florida and Georgia. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 19: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure pushing off the East Coast will bring another nice day to most of the Eastern US, while the next storm system...

Arctic Cyclones 40 Percent More Active Than Previously Believed
2013-12-12 08:58:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Approximately 1,900 Arctic cyclones occurred between 2000 and 2010 – 40 percent more than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday at the 2013 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California. The discovery that these storms are more common than previously believed could be important to those living anywhere in the region north of 55 degrees latitude, including the northern parts of...


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Polar Front Jet on the Water Vapor Image
2012-07-10 17:35:31

Water vapor satellite is used to identify moisture in the atmosphere. We can also use it to help us identify the Polar front Jetstream. The Jetstream is outlined in the above image with a red line. As you can see it travels through an area of black or what we refer to as dry air. The reason the polar front jet travels through dry air is that the winds associated with this jet can exceed 150mph which keeps the air moving too fast to develop moisture at high levels. The polar front jet...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-07 10:49:26

Tropical systems are weather features that form in the tropics and can become very intense areas of low pressure that impact many coastal regions throughout the world. They usually form between 5 and 15 latitude. This is because a tropical system is a vertical extension in the atmosphere of a large thunderstorm development. In order for these thunderstorms to move they need something in the upper levels to help them move. That is where the spinning of the earth comes into play for them which...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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