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Venus Cloud Waves
2014-01-14 10:18:36

[ Watch the Video: Catching Some Venus Waves ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Planetary scientists have known that the atmosphere on Venus acts more like a river or ocean than Earth’s atmosphere and a new study based on data from the European Space Agency (ESA) has found that the physical features of Venus’ surface play a role in the circulation of this atmosphere. The new study focused on Venus’ lower atmosphere, which is capped by a dense cloud layer that...

Measuring Earth’s Temperature
2014-01-14 08:16:14

ESA Like thermometers in the sky, satellite instruments can measure the temperatures of Earth’s surfaces. ESA’s new GlobTemperature project is merging these data from a variety of spaceborne sensors to provide scientists with a one-stop shop for land, lake and ice temperature data. Information on land surface temperature is a key parameter for studying the Earth system. It plays an important role in physical processes such as atmospheric convection and surface evaporation,...

NASA Sees Wind Shear Affecting Cyclone Ian
2014-01-14 07:47:23

NASA Tropical Cyclone Ian has been battered by wind shear and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that the bulk of the precipitation has been pushed east and southeast of the storm's center. On January 13 at 0900 UTC/4 a.m. EST, Tropical Cyclone Ian's maximum sustained winds were near 65 knots/74.8 mph/120.4 kph, just at hurricane-strength. Just a day before, Ian's maximum sustained winds were near 80 knots/148.2 kph/92.0 mph. Ian is moving to the southeast at 14...

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2014-01-14 03:30:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather Forecast for January 14, 2014 11AM: Low pressure moving through the Northern Plains will head into the Great Lakes this afternoon. This will bring light snowfall from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes. There will be showers ahead of the cold front from Ohio back into Missouri. High pressure will dominate the weather from the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast back into the West. 11PM: Overnight low pressure will push into Michigan bringing a wide...

Biodiversity Havens In A Changing Climate
2014-01-14 04:46:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new approach to identify potential refugia in declining rainfall environments has been developed by a team of scientists lead by Dr. Tom Schut of Wageningen University. The new technique, described in a recent issue of PLoS ONE, involves Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) instruments. The technique is able to translate a traditional plot observation to the entire landscape. According to Dr. Grant Wardell-Johnson of Curtain...

2014-01-13 23:02:57

Sharon Kleyne of Bio-Logic Aqua Research offers new tips to keep skin hydrated during dry skin season. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Winter is the season for dry skin, reports noted water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne. In winter, says Kleyne, skin tends to lose water and become dehydrated, thin, itchy, pale, more wrinkled and often flaky. Kleyne recently identified several causes of winter dry skin: Cold air holds less water vapor than warm air, skin receives less...

2014-01-13 20:21:27

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather is pleased to announce it will launch a 24X7 weather channel, to be known as the AccuWeather Channel, in the third quarter of 2014. AccuWeather had not planned to make the announcement at this time, but decided to accelerate the announcement in light of the controversy that has developed between DIRECTV and The Weather Channel and in order to make the public aware of an additional offering that will be available to them...

2014-01-13 12:26:55

During the winter months, humidity levels in the U.S. can drop as low as 10%, which in turn affects health and homes SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans know the parched feeling after a long flight or a cold, dry night - the effects are often visible with flakey skin, stuffy noses, and chapped lips. In fact, a recent survey of U.S. moms revealed that the most annoying winter ailments to their families are dry skin and chapped lips, followed by stuffy noses.([i])...

2014-01-09 23:23:15

Tips from Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne on how education can help prevent winter dry eye. (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Dry eye complaints are the number one reason for eye doctor visits in the United States and winter is the season with the most dry eye complaints. According to water and eye researcher Sharon Kleyne, education is the first step in preventing winter dry eye. Air temperature and humidity or atmospheric water vapor content, says Kleyne, are the most important...

2014-01-09 12:21:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Pennsylvania is heading for a January thaw, safe winter driving skills will be called on again soon, and as part of the state's first Winter Driving Awareness Week, PennDOT is asking all drivers to be ready. Winter Driving Awareness Week, Jan. 12-18, highlights the need for motorists to keep safety in mind throughout the winter season. "During Winter Driving Awareness Week I'm asking all motorists to do their part to help...


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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