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2011-10-24 10:13:54

This week thousands of families lost their homes and crops as flood waters swept across Central America. In Thailand huge tracts of farmland were submerged as the country faced its worst flooding in 50 years. Across the globe agricultural production is at risk as catastrophic flooding becomes a world-wide problem. Prolonged flooding drastically reduces yields by cutting off the supply of oxygen crops need to survive. Now experts at The University of Nottingham, working in collaboration...

Luminous Grains Of Sand Help Determine Year Of Historic Storm Flood
2011-10-12 03:10:41

Scientists at TU Delft have successfully matched a layer of sediment from the dunes near Heemskerk to a severe storm flood that occurred in either 1775 or 1776. This type of information helps us gain more insight into past storm floods and predict future surges more accurately. The scientists´ findings have been published in the online edition of the scientific magazine Geology, and will be on the cover of the paper edition of November. Historic knowledge Our historic knowledge...

2011-09-04 07:00:00

Flood Control America's Invisible Flood Control Wall tested during Hurricane Irene and saves Vermont town hall from major flood event. Lincoln, VT (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 Flood Control America is proud to have helped protect a beloved town community center from the Hurricane Irene flooding that inundated Vermont. The town of Lincoln, Vermont, had the foresight after the disastrous flood of 1998 to use pre-disaster grant assistance to invest in and install The Invisible Flood Control Wall...

2011-09-01 19:30:00

The New York State Office of Emergency Management is using imagery of the widespread flooding in Schoharie County captured by Rochester Institute of Technology and Kucera International Inc. (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 The New York State Office of Emergency Management is using imagery of the widespread flooding in Schoharie County captured by Rochester Institute of Technology and Kucera International Inc. On Tuesday, a crew from RIT and Kucera International remotely imaged the destruction in...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.