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Wildfires Change Climate Models
2013-08-30 13:45:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While raging wildfires can consume property and even lives, the towering infernos could also be heavily influencing the forces of climate change. According to a new study from researchers at Michigan Technological University, forest fires emit massive quantities of two different kinds of particles – soot and tar balls. These particles remain in the atmosphere and should be taken into account when creating climate change models, the...

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2013-08-30 10:21:55

NASA The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide since the early 2000s. "We have entered a new era where we're definitely seeing higher fire activity,” said Philip Dennison, a geographer at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. With busy fire seasons, scientists and fire managers are interested in how and why fire frequency,...

Wildfires Could Become More Frequent Due To Changing Climate
2013-08-29 08:15:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Western US, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states, has received bad news from a new study led by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). The study, published online and in an upcoming print issue of Atmospheric Environment, suggests wildfire seasons by 2050 will be about three weeks longer, up to twice as smoky, and will burn a wider area...

2013-08-28 23:29:16

Hundreds of fire related emergencies are reported nationwide each year at college, university, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses. It's important that staff and faculty understand fire risk and prevention measures that could save a life. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 A campus is a good setting to obtain information and knowledge of what to do in a fire. In campus-related fires, smoking is one of the most common factors in fatal fires, which can cause millions of...

2013-08-26 23:00:37

TrustedConsumerReview, the premier auditing and reviews agency, announces the top Tennessee funeral service provider. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview, the premier auditing and reviews agency, is pleased to announce HeritageCremationProvider.com as the top Tennessee cremation services provider. TrustedConsumerReview reviewed and audited numerous cremation providers, and selected HeritageCremationProvider.com as the top service provider, based on a series of...

2013-08-16 23:01:49

TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce it's picks of the top Colorado cremation service providers. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview, the premier online rating and reviews agency, is pleased to unveil it's pick of the top Colorado cremation and funeral service providers. Family members interested in learning more about what to look out for, when selecting a funeral service provider, should visit TrustedConsumerReview to learn more and read the...

Trio Of Fires Continue To Burn In Northern California
2013-08-16 06:45:58

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The Corral Complex fire was started by lightning on August 10, 2013. It is located in the Trinity Alps Wilderness and is burning within the 1999 Megram Fire area. The fire is now approximately 2,500 acres. Growth potential for this fire is high and the terrain the fire is located in is extreme. The Orleans Complex fire started on July 29th, 2013 and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire was moderated by good humidity recovery,...

Tracking Fires From Space
2013-08-10 05:59:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As wildfires rage across California, NASA scientists are using satellite imagery to both monitor the current blaze and create models designed to predict where future fires might occur. "Over the last 30 years we have seen an increase in hot and dry conditions that promote fire activity," said Doug Morton, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. "And across the western US and Alaska, satellites show an increase...

Heat Wave Intensifies Siberian Wildfires
2013-08-08 08:21:58

NASA The summer of 2012 was the most severe wildfire season Russia had faced in a decade. 2013 might be headed in the same direction after an unusual heat wave brought a surge of fire activity in northern Siberia in July. A persistent high-pressure weather pattern in the Russian Arctic -- a blocking high -- contributed to the heat wave, which saw temperatures reach 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) in the northern city of Norilsk. For comparison, daily July highs in Norilsk...


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2010-09-27 17:09:09

A Bunsen burner produces a single open gas flame; it is commonly found in labs - used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Robert Bunsen, in 1852, was hired at the University of Heidelberg and promised a new laboratory building. Heidelberg had just started installing coal-gas street lighting which provided light but not necessarily heat. Laboratory lamps, at the time, left much to be desired regarding economy and simplicity. The desire was to maximize the temperature and minimize...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.