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Solar Ultra-Violet Imager Cleared For Installation Onto GOES-R Spacecraft
2013-12-17 13:44:39

NASA The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R known as GOES-R Series Program completed its next instrument, SUVI or the Solar Ultra-Violet Imager, which is now ready for integration onto the GOES-R spacecraft. SUVI is a telescope that will observe the sun in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range and provide full-disk solar images around the clock. The instrument will identify active regions on the sun, including solar flares and eruptions, which could lead to...

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2013-12-17 04:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 16: Heavy snow fell around the Lakes and Northeast again over the past 24 hours. The clipper system dropped snow across the Northern Plains and the small warming trend over the Plains continued. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 17: Surface Map 11AM: Low pressure pushing across the Great Lakes will bring snowfall to the region; some areas will see heavy snowfall. High pressure over the Rockies will...

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2013-12-16 04:00:29

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 13-15: This past weekend saw significant snows over the Northeast and the Eastern Great Lakes. Minimal severe weather took place in Northern Florida. Warmth returned to the Northern Plains as places finally rose above the freezing mark for the first time in over a week. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 16: Surface Map 11AM: An Alberta clipper system will push across the Northern Plains this...

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2013-12-13 04:00:24

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 12: The cold air was the big story again yesterday as temps over the Northern Plains and the Western Lakes struggled to make it above 10F. The new storm system pushed into the Southwest and will be our next major storm maker. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 13: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure will settle in over the Carolinas and will bring partly cloudy skies to the Southeast coast and into the...

Arctic Cyclones 40 Percent More Active Than Previously Believed
2013-12-12 08:58:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Approximately 1,900 Arctic cyclones occurred between 2000 and 2010 – 40 percent more than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday at the 2013 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California. The discovery that these storms are more common than previously believed could be important to those living anywhere in the region north of 55 degrees latitude, including the northern parts of...

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2013-12-12 04:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 11: The last 24 hours aw heavy snowfall over the Eastern Great Lakes as the lake effect snows hammered the region with reports of snowfall over 1-2 feet in many places. The Arctic cold air held in place over a wide area from the Rockies eastward as temps over the Northern Plains struggled to get above zero yesterday. Big Story Weather Discussion for December 12: Surface Map 11AM: High pressure over the lower...


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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