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High-Altitude Methane Cloud Detected In The Stratosphere Of Saturn’s Moon Titan

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have unexpectedly identified a high-altitude methane ice cloud floating above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan – a cloud that is similar to the exotic clouds found far...

Latest Meteorology Stories

2014-10-31 16:22:11

Fundraising events aim to raise and distribute $1 million to Michigan families DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) have partnered to present the Week of Warmth celebration in an effort to support the raising and distribution of $1 million in energy assistance to Michigan families in need. The fifth annual Week of Warmth is a series of events that combines fundraising, energy education, uplifting community gatherings and convenient access to...

2014-10-28 23:01:56

A groundbreaking technological development has been recognized this month with one of the world’s most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources. The research team, including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, has developed a way to use GPS to measure soil moisture, snow depth, and vegetation water content. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Groundbreaking work by a group of Boulder scientists has been recognized this month with one of the...

2014-10-23 16:26:24

Major professional football team is using StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution by AccuWeather to bring fans closer to the action STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the Minnesota Vikings have been added to the growing list of college and professional sports teams which have deployed the StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution for their broadcast and...

2014-10-17 20:21:05

GST and its NMPA partners continue to provide and expand coverage of high-quality mesonet data and associated metadata for downstream use in NOAA's operations GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) has been awarded the task order to operate and continue the expansion of the National Mesonet Program for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS). The task order has a maximum ordering...

approaching tornado
2014-10-17 07:59:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now than in the past, according to new research published Friday in the journal Science. As part of the study, experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reviewed records of all but the weakest tornadoes that occurred in...

Dust Bowl drought
2014-10-16 05:04:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone has heard of the Dust Bowl, but understanding its true devastation is difficult. In the midst of the Great Depression, crops began to die and the dust began to fly. The four droughts of the 1930s crippled the country, lengthening the depression and causing the single greatest migration of people the US has ever seen. A new study from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has revealed that the drought of 1934 was not...

2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)...

2014-10-08 08:24:12

MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fire stations across the country are seeing fewer lightning-related losses thanks to a safety initiative that continues to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for at-risk structures. The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) began the "Building Lightning Safe Communities" initiative two years ago in an effort to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. Since then,...

2014-10-07 23:09:45

Los Angeles Waterkeeper Launches Dirty Car Pledge Campaign to Raise Awareness & Conserve Water During the Drought Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Thousands of Angelinos are taking the “Dirty Car Pledge” to not wash their cars for 60 days in response to the worst drought in California’s recorded history. Los Angeles Waterkeeper’s campaign “Go Dirty for the Drought” is an effort to raise awareness about the severity of the drought and empower individuals to...

2014-10-06 16:22:42

AccuWeather MinuteCast is the key differentiator in award-winning user experience STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), for the second year in a row, recognizes AccuWeather with three digital awards -- one Gold award for its iPhone app and two Silver awards for its Android app and its mobile weather website. The W(3) Awards are the latest in numerous accolades that recognize AccuWeather's commitment and success in...


Latest Meteorology 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...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Weather Model Discussion:  How To Use Surface Dew-points For Weather Forecasting Purposes
2013-01-29 08:53:47

Surface Dew-points can play a huge role in weather forecasting. The first such role is that it helps determine the amount of moisture in the atmosphere for a given point. If we look at the current dew-point map above from January 28, 2013 we can note several things of interest. First, if we look at where the black circle is around the number 70, we can make note that this air right off the coast of Texas is at a dew point of 70F. The temperature outside must be above 70F, because the...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud.  Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...

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