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Arctic Amplification Has Reduced Risk Of Extreme Cold Weather
2014-06-16 04:41:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that many parts of the United States experienced extremely cold conditions this past winter, the risk of such conditions increasing as a result of climate change is unlikely, according to research appearing in the latest edition of Nature Climate Change. Study author Dr. James Screen of the University of Exeter reports that the Arctic amplification phenomenon, which refers to the increased warming rate experienced...

Despite Inhospitable Temperatures, Mars Lacks Frigid Wind Chills
2014-06-13 13:14:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the average planet-wide temperature on Mars is a frigid -81 degrees F and the lowest winter temperatures can get down to -184 degrees F, the Red Planet is much more hospitable than those temperatures would suggest due to a lack of wind chill, a new study has found. The wind chill temperature on Earth is always colder than the thermometer reading, but on Mars the temperature would feel as much as 200 degrees F hotter than the...

2014-06-12 23:14:15

LaCrosseTechnologyWeatherStation.com launches their website for the growing community of new, well-informed weather observers and weather station owners. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The LaCrosseTechnologyWeatherStation.com site has been created and designed to meet the needs of a rising number of new, well-informed weather observers and weather station owners. These individuals are attentive to their local weather records and forecasts but want to know more about climate change and its...

solar mini-max
2014-06-11 11:02:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our Sun is constantly cycling between periods of low activity and high activity – known as solar minimum and solar maximum, or Solar Max, respectively. In 2008 and 2009, NASA’s solar experts reported they were surprised to see the Sun descend into one of its deepest solar minimums in recorded history. But now, NASA observers are saying that the solar minimum is almost over. [ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: Solar Mini-Max ]...

3 x-class flares
2014-06-11 08:40:19

UPDATE - June 11, 2014 On June 11, 2014, the sun erupted with its third X-class flare in two days. The flare was classified as an X1.0 and it peaked at 5:06 a.m. EDT.  Images of the flare were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. All three flares originated from an active region on the sun that recently rotated into view over the left limb of the sun. ----- UPDATE - June 10: The sun released a second X-class flare, peaking at 8:52 a.m. EDT on June 10, 2014.  This is...

hurricane ike nasa
2014-06-03 05:03:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When it comes to hurricanes, there are serious gender equality issues, according to new research which reveals that storms given feminine names tend to cause significantly more deaths than those with masculine ones. The reason, researchers from the University of Illinois explain in a statement, is that storms with feminine names are perceived to be less threatening than those given masculine ones. Since the female name is deemed...

pollen in the atmosphere
2014-06-01 02:40:19

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Researchers study water cycle and cloud formation and design computer algorithm models to understand impact In the past, many atmospheric scientists believed that pollen particles probably had a negligible effect on climate because they were so big. In recent years, however, as they began to realize that pollen particles were not as sturdy as they once thought, they have been rethinking their old assumptions. "Pollen can rupture and...

2014-05-30 23:16:58

LenoRF, a world-leading electrical accessory manufacturer, has recently announced its new collection of lightning protectors. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 LenoRF, a world-leading electrical accessory manufacturer, has recently announced its new collection of lightning protectors. According to the company’s chief executive officer, these new protectors are especially made to meet the huge demand in the current market; they are offered in several different specifications. In addition to that,...

2014-05-30 23:02:45

According to the USDA, growing mushroom, storing vegetables, potatoes and flowers all require high humidity above 95%. Smart Fog introduces an economically non-wetting commercial humidifier to allow precise non-fluctuating high humidity control. Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Smart Fog Inc introduces non-wetting commercial humidifiers targeted specifically for high humidity control. Mushroom growers need to maintain humidity and temperature throughout the growing process. Mushrooms are...

morpheus night test
2014-05-30 03:30:26

Sasha Congiu, NASA Langley Research Center In a test on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark. The free-flight test was the first of its kind for NASA's Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology, or ALHAT. [ Watch the Video: Morpheus Completes Nighttime Flight Test ] During testing, Morpheus -- an unmanned spacecraft capable of carrying 1,100 pounds (499 kg) of cargo -- powered its...


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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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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