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2013-02-28 14:08:41

Climate change likely to prompt further extremes of weather and add to pressures Every one degree fall in outside air temperature during the winter corresponds to a drop in ambulance response time of more than 1 per cent, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Increased demand and treacherous road conditions during the winter months combine to stretch ambulance services in England, which have a target of reaching 75% of immediately life-threatening (category A)...

Australian Wildfires Continue Despite Cooler Temps
2013-01-09 08:53:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite cooler conditions across southeastern Australia on Wednesday, the threat of wildfires remained a concern throughout the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, according to various news reports. Record heat and dry conditions sparked bushfires throughout several regions in recent days, destroying buildings throughout all three Australian states, according to BBC News. The Associated Press (AP) notes that there...

United States May See Extreme Changes In Climate Within 50 Years
2012-12-18 07:14:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the recent history of extreme droughts and super storms, many are wondering what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. New research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has taken the guesswork out of it. The results of this study, published in a recent issue of Environmental Research Letters, show that the region will be hotter and wetter in the future. The research team consisting of Joshua...

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2012-08-30 15:01:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Using a “non-stationary” model that factors in the recent warming trends of the past few years, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have determined that California heat waves will become more humid and stronger in populous coastal areas. Traditionally, California heat waves primarily affect the interior desert and valley areas that become hot during the day and both cooler and...

Economic Growth Damaged By Rising Temperature
2012-08-07 14:09:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, “Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century,” published this summer in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics shows that even temporary rises in local temperatures significantly damage long-term economic growth in developing countries. The research team, lead by MIT professor of economics Ben Olken, looked at weather data over the last half-century, finding that every...

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2012-08-07 09:20:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earth's land areas have become more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave according to a new statistical analysis by NASA scientists. The study, published August 6, 2012, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the recent  bouts of extremely warm summers, including the intense heat wave afflicting the U.S. Midwest this year, are likely the consequence of global warming. According to James...


Latest Heat wave Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Heat Therapy
2012-12-31 12:08:31

Heat therapy is a treatment in the medical field to relieve pain and improve over health. It can be a therapy used only once, repeatedly in rehabilitation sessions, or as part of an after-care routine in sports medicine. It can be delivered in many forms with success in all. How the Heat Helps As heat is introduced to the area, the temperature will increase beginning from the outer layer and moving deeper into the tissues. After the change in temperature, the blood vessels in the area of...

Weather Summary from July 8
2012-07-09 08:00:41

The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri. Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging winds. A little over 100 damaging wind reports were documented by the SPC. Unfortunately, the rain was...

The Heat Wave Of The Central United States
2012-06-26 06:00:45

So why is there so much heat and humidity rising up into the Northern Plains creating a surge of hot weather? The answer is in the weather map above. If we look over Lake Michigan we see an area of High pressure which has a clockwise flow over the region. So places on the East are having cooler weather as they are getting the air from Canada pushing down towards them. North Dakota into the Gulf Coast are on the back side of the high so there air is coming from the Gulf of Mexico. If...

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