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2014-02-18 23:01:24

With a new approach to collecting and processing sensor data, XactMaps is posised to revolutionize the way we measure our world. Providence, RI (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 LIDAR technology, photogrametry and other sensors continue to revolutionize the surveying and mapping industries, and the world is now buzzing about how UAV and unmanned vehicles may hold the future of these industries. But only within the last few years has the sensor technology made advancements in size and weight...

2014-02-18 08:56:55

Instead of winging it, planners need to think carefully about costs and benefits The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes game of chance. "We're playing a high-stakes game against nature without thinking about what we're doing," geophysicist Seth Stein of Northwestern University said. "We're mostly...

Colder US Winters Due To Shifting Polar Jet Stream: Study
2014-02-17 12:39:08

[ Watch the Video: Blame The Jet Stream On Colder Winters ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Global warming skeptics have pointed to the unusually cold winter in parts of the United States this year as evidence against climate change. However, a new study from Rutgers University indicates that the unusually chilly temperatures in the Midwest and southeastern US are consistent with projections of permanent shifts in weather patterns caused by rising temperatures....

Pineapple Express Brings Much Needed Rain To California
2014-02-12 14:08:54

[ Watch The Video: GOES-West Satellite Sees ‘Pineapple Express’ ] NASA A new animation made at NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the "Pineapple Express" bringing much needed rain and snow to California from Feb. 7 to 9. A "Pineapple Express" is a low-level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California, delivering a generous supply of precipitation. In this case, much-needed rain falls in central California, which was suffering from a severe drought....

NASA Sees High Thunderstorms In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-12 13:27:27

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Fobane was located southeast of Reunion Island in the southwest Indian Ocean when the TRMM satellite passed over and captured rainfall and cloud data on the storm. TRMM saw that despite Fobane weakening, there was still some punch left in a few of the thunderstorms within. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite passed over Fobane on February 11, 2014 at 0035 UTC. Fobane was very small but contained a few powerful...

NASA Sees Rainfall In Tropical Cyclone Fobane
2014-02-11 15:16:46

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Some towering thunderstorms were spotted in Tropical Cyclone Fobane as NASA's TRMM satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean on February 10. Fobane was formerly Tropical Cyclone 14S and when it strengthened into a tropical storm it was renamed. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency manages the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM. TRMM has the capability to measure rainfall rates from space and data that can be used...

Global Surface Warming Stalled By Pacific Trade Winds - For Now
2014-02-10 10:32:18

University of New South Wales The strongest trade winds have driven more of the heat from global warming into the oceans; but when those winds slow, that heat will rapidly return to the atmosphere causing an abrupt rise in global average temperatures Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean caused by an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming observed over the past 13 years. New research published...

Ancient Earth Was Warmer Due To Forest Emissions And Wildfires
2014-02-06 04:13:00

[ Watch the Video: Wildfires Heated Up The Early Earth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, wildfires could explain why the Earth was so hot three million years ago. Researchers at Yale University found that volatile compounds released by ancient Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires caused more global warming than atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. This study provides evidence...

2014-02-05 23:25:08

Bio Logic Aqua Research founder Sharon Kleyne educates about California drought, water vapor as a greenhouse gas, global dry eye crisis and much more. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 When a high-ranking water policy official, discussing the record breaking California drought, hung up on radio host Sharon Kleyne during an on-air interview, Kleyne knew that people were finally taking her show and message seriously. Kleyne’s show, Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® will soon...

Tropical Cyclone Edna Brushes By New Caledonia
2014-02-05 13:17:18

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite spotted two storms in one image in the Southern Pacific Ocean as Tropical Cyclone Edna brushes by New Caledonia and an extra-tropical storm lingers west of New Zealand. New Caledonia warnings were still in effect on February 5 as Edna continues moving along the southwestern part of the island. An Amber Alert was in effect for the whole southern province as well as the community of Canala and a Yellow Alert was in effect for the rest of the territory. NASA's...


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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