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2014-04-29 12:33:45

Storm still a threat as it moves eastward; people should prepare and use free app alerts WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is responding across the South and Midwest to help people affected by the massive storm system that has destroyed neighborhoods and left thousands without power. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO Red Cross workers opened or supported community shelters in seven states Monday night including Arkansas,...

NASA Releases Animation Of US Tornado Outbreak Seen From Space
2014-04-29 04:00:49

[ Watch The Video: GOES Animation Of The Tornadoes From April 27-28, 2014 ] Rob Gutro, NASA NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern US states on April 27-28, 2014. NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the system that revealed powerful storms, high into the troposphere. This storm...

FEMA Launches Campaign To Prepare Americans For Natural Disasters
2014-04-29 07:54:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A collaborative campaign has been launched to prepare Americans for natural disasters. The campaign – called “America’s PrepareAthon!” – encourages people around the country to practice preparedness now before the next disaster or national emergency strikes. America’s PrepareAthon! is directed as part of President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness and is being led by the Federal Emergency...

2014-04-28 12:36:21

As severe weather threat continues, people should prepare and use free app alerts WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is helping people in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday's devastating tornadoes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090108/RedCrossLOGO More than 200 people spent Sunday night in shelters in Arkansas that were opened or supported by Red Cross workers. The Red Cross is also providing health and mental...

2014-04-25 23:06:52

Smart Fog Inc, the leader in the industrial and commercial humidification systems industry, is presenting at the Data Center World Global Conference in Las Vegas, NV (April 28 through May 2, 2014). Reno, NV (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Smart Fog Inc has announced that it will be presenting at the Data Center World Global Conference in Las Vegas, NV, scheduled for April 28 through May 2, 2014. The company, which specializes in non-wetting humidification for use with sensitive equipment, will...

april 24 solar flare
2014-04-25 09:50:52

Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 8:27 p.m. EDT on April 24, 2014. Images of the flare were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel....

2014-04-25 04:21:36

DUBLIN, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4jgksf/lidar_market_by) has announced the addition of the "LiDAR Market by Components, Product Types & Applications - Analysis & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4jgksf/lidar_market_by ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) 'LiDAR' is an acronym for 'Light Detection and...

2014-04-24 23:14:25

A new interactive map helps website viewers locate storm chasers roving the country who are broadcasting live streaming video of severe storms and tornadoes. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 This spring, as severe weather spreads across the country, media websites will be able to offer the nation’s many weather enthusiasts an easy way to be armchair storm chasers. Through an interactive map, viewers can conveniently watch dozens of live video streams from dashboard cameras...

High-Flying Sequel Set To Premier By NASA Aeronautics
2014-04-24 03:43:12

Jim Banke, NASA [ Watch The Video: NASA Prepping HU 25C Guardian For ACCESS II Test Flights ] It's the season for sequels. Not only in Hollywood, but over the high desert of California as well. For the second time in as many years, NASA researchers beginning in early May will take to the skies with a DC-8 and other aircraft to conduct a series of flight tests designed to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. And just...

Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas
2014-04-24 09:35:31

[ Watch the Video: Odds of Storm Water Overflowing NY Increasing Significantly ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet. This makes the possibility of...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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