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2014-04-08 23:27:45

Atmospheric humidity is essential to life on earth and may be endangered. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The natural humidity in the air we breathe is essential to all terrestrial life, and even aquatic life, says water researcher and advocate Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. As a result of increasingly severe and widespread drought and worsening air pollution worldwide, according to Kleyne, scientists are discovering that Earth’s...

2014-04-08 23:02:17

To help foster informed, non-political dialogue about climate science, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the United Nations Foundation have assembled a network of experts who are available as expert resources in communities across the country. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 To help foster informed, non-political dialogue about climate science, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the United Nations Foundation have assembled a...

Slowdown Of Global Warming In Northern Hemisphere
2014-04-08 13:44:55

By A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation -- a natural phenomenon related to sea surface temperatures, according to Penn State researchers. "Some researchers have in the past attributed a portion of Northern Hemispheric warming to a warm phase of the AMO," said Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology. "The true AMO signal,...

2014-04-08 13:03:16

More public safety education needed to decrease unintentional poisoning during and after heavy storms, according to new data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine While preventable, carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Large weather events, such as snowstorms and heavy storms that cause power outages, can lead to an increase in the number of reported carbon monoxide exposures. Researchers from Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut...

2014-04-08 12:27:53

Enhanced Social Media App makes your viewers part of the story by integrating text and images, plus new video feeds and hashtag searches, from top social media platforms. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center - Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller® Social Media App at the 2014 National...

2014-04-07 16:24:47

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft's latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries. With the addition of Perceptive Pixel...

2014-04-07 12:30:25

New downloadable StoryTeller app puts public safety first, providing over 170 types of crime-related data, maps, and graphics for hyper-local, up-to-date crime reporting. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crime reports are one of the most highly viewed topics in today's news. With the launch of the new StoryTeller® AlertID® Crime App at this week's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms can effectively bring home crime stories to viewers, making...

2014-04-04 16:21:30

Former RTDNA Chairman to lead the way for StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- In light of the explosive growth of the StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution, Loren Tobia, a former chairman of Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Sales for AccuWeather's Display Systems and Services division. In this new role, Loren...

2014-04-03 11:33:03

The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today. Researchers from the University of California Irvine have shown that a phenomenon known as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)—a natural pattern of variation in North Atlantic sea surface temperatures that switches between a positive and negative phase every 60-70...

M-class Solar Flare
2014-04-03 06:12:35

Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center On April 2, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 10:05 a.m. EDT, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery of the event. 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. To...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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