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2012-07-10 10:22:20

Shining light between drops makes thunderstorm seem like a drizzle Drivers can struggle to see when driving at night in a rainstorm or snowstorm, but a smart headlight system invented by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute can improve visibility by constantly redirecting light to shine between particles of precipitation. The system, demonstrated in laboratory tests, prevents the distracting and sometimes dangerous glare that occurs when headlight beams are...

2011-07-25 15:46:05

What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals as gazelles and their predators has been used to model the relationship between cloud systems, rain and tiny floating particles called aerosols. This model may help climate scientists understand, among other things, how human-produced aerosols affect rainfall patterns. The research recently appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

2011-04-11 00:00:36

Largest independent MySQL support provider revises support offering to include the Drizzle database and simpler pricing. Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2011 Percona today announced commercial Drizzle support at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo. Percona's MySQL support contracts cover all popular versions of the open-source MySQL database and its derivatives. The latest addition, Drizzle, is a lightweight SQL database for the cloud and web. Percona also introduced a new...

2009-08-14 12:29:21

New research shows that air pollution in eastern China has reduced the amount of light rainfall over the past 50 years and decreased by 23 percent the number of days of light rain in the eastern half of the country. The results suggest that bad air quality might be affecting the country's ability to raise crops as well as contributing to health and environmental problems.The study links for the first time high levels of pollutants in the air with conditions that prevent the light kind of...

2009-02-12 06:50:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Percona (http://www.percona.com), a leading provider of consulting and support for large, high-performance Internet applications built from open-source software, has announced their Percona Performance Conference 2009 (http://conferences.percona.com/). The conference theme is "Performance is Everything." This free event presents experts on all aspects of the full software stack, including open-source databases (especially MySQL and InnoDB),...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By JOY LO DICO Parties Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson looked pensive as he stood on the balcony of Somerset House. The venue was hosting Film4's Summer Screen season, and the opening, pre-film VIP bash - to be followed by the premiere screening of Hellboy II - threatened to be a washout as storm clouds loomed. The unsettled weather was echoed by the mood of the ever- immaculate Peter York, as the style guru barrelled in early, only to be baffled that he didn't seem to know anyone;...

2005-06-30 14:30:00

PT. REYES STATION, CALIF. -- Scientists sponsored by the Department of Energy are conducting a six-month atmospheric research campaign at the Point Reyes National Seashore, in Marin County, California. The experiment's goal is to help researchers understand how aerosols --small particles such as soot, dust and smoke--influence the structure of marine stratus clouds, and how aerosols are associated with drizzle "“ the misty rain regularly produced by these types of clouds. The scientists...


Latest Drizzle Reference Libraries

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2009-07-04 15:43:10

Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...

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2009-07-04 15:24:37

A Stratus cloud is a cloud belonging to a class distinguished by horizontal layering with a uniform base. This type of cloud is different from other clouds that are usually taller than they are wide (these are known as cumulus clouds). The term "˜stratus', In Latin, means layer or blanket. Stratus clouds are flat, featureless clouds of low altitude that can vary in color from dark gray to nearly white. A typical cloudy day usually features a sky filled with stratus clouds obscuring the view...

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