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Trapped Giant Waves In The Atmosphere Trigger More Extreme Weather
2014-08-13 03:46:00

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Weather extremes in the summer - such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012 - have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years. Man-made global warming can explain a gradual increase in periods of severe heat, but the observed change in the magnitude and duration of some events is not so easily explained. It has been linked to a recently discovered mechanism: the...

2014-06-23 13:20:37

University of Exeter New study shows drought, heat waves and cold spells linked to air flow changes Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown. Changes to air flow patterns around the Northern Hemisphere are a major influence on prolonged bouts of unseasonal weather – whether it be hot, cold, wet or dry. The high altitude winds normally blow from west to east around...

Arctic Amplification Has Reduced Risk Of Extreme Cold Weather
2014-06-16 04:41:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that many parts of the United States experienced extremely cold conditions this past winter, the risk of such conditions increasing as a result of climate change is unlikely, according to research appearing in the latest edition of Nature Climate Change. Study author Dr. James Screen of the University of Exeter reports that the Arctic amplification phenomenon, which refers to the increased warming rate experienced...

2014-06-12 23:14:15

LaCrosseTechnologyWeatherStation.com launches their website for the growing community of new, well-informed weather observers and weather station owners. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The LaCrosseTechnologyWeatherStation.com site has been created and designed to meet the needs of a rising number of new, well-informed weather observers and weather station owners. These individuals are attentive to their local weather records and forecasts but want to know more about climate change and its...

2014-02-28 23:25:25

Interview with Former NOAA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, on Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Hosted by the Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 January 2014 was the fourth warmest in the history of global weather records, according to Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD. The near record warmth included much of the Western United States. The Eastern United States, with temperatures well below normal, was one of the few areas to escape the...

2013-12-02 21:31:29

First comprehensive survey shows 60 percent rise over last 30 years of floods, droughts and storms Europe needs to plan for future probabilities of extreme weather. Heat waves, floods and storms do not respect national frontiers, so there is a need for action at both national and EU levels. The IPCC has advised that the frequency of many types of extreme weather events will continue to grow globally in coming years. Now the national science academies of EU Member States bring into focus...

2013-10-28 23:23:19

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at NCAR, could potentially enable forecasts of the likelihood of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often-deadly events. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Scientists have fingerprinted a...

Predicting Heat Waves
2013-10-28 10:37:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience could give meteorologists the ability to predict deadly summer heat waves more than two weeks ahead of time. In the study, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) used a 12,000-year simulation of atmospheric patterns over the Northern Hemisphere to identify a distinctive "wavenumber-5" pattern that significantly increased the odds of a major...

Global Warming Increases Risk Of Record Heat
2013-09-06 04:50:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Last July was the hottest month in the history of US weather record keeping, but it may not hold that title for long, researchers from Stanford University claim in a recently-published report. According to Noah Diffenbaugh, an associate professor of environmental Earth system science at the California institution, and research assistant Martin Scherer, extreme weather is more than four times more likely to occur now than it was...

Hurricanes Become Less Threatening To US Coast, Based On Climate Models
2013-09-03 11:22:55

[ Watch the Video: Climate Change Could Push Hurricanes Away From The East Coast ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies have painted a pretty grim picture for future hurricane seasons, with more frequent and intense storms occurring in the Northeast due to a changing climate. Last year’s superstorm Hurricane Sandy was labeled as evidence of such climatic storms impacting the US Atlantic coast. However, a new study by researchers from Columbia...


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