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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).

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

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.

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

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,

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

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.

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

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...

Earth Day View Of The Americas
2014-04-22 09:34:20

Today, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than taking a look at our home planet from space.

NASA Sees Wind Shear Affecting Newborn Tropical Cyclone Jack
2014-04-21 12:58:24

Tropical Cyclone Jack may have hurricane-force winds today, April 21, but strong vertical wind shear is expected to weaken the storm.

2014-04-21 08:22:16

HARTFORD, Conn., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) has been notified by Lightning Eliminators (LEC) in Boulder, Co, that the two lightning events

More Frequent, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western US
2014-04-18 12:26:10

Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.


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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