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2014-03-25 08:23:38

MARYVILLE, Mo., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse group of lightning protection experts, engineers and safety directors recently met at the 82(nd) annual LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Singer Island, FL to review industry developments in technology, best practices and public awareness initiatives. Representatives from the LPI-IP Inspection Program, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the NFPA Technical Committee on Lightning Protection weighed in on a...

NASA Helps Improve Flood Safety When Waters Rise
2014-03-20 14:42:10

NASA Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards. NASA's Earth-observing satellites provide...

radiation belts
2014-03-20 04:40:46

[ Watch the Video: Van Allen Probes See Zebra Stripes ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Data from NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes has led to the discovery of a new, potentially dangerous zebra-striped structure located in Earth’s inner radiation belt, according to new research appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Nature. In the paper, lead author Aleksandr Ukhorskiy of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and his colleagues explain...

2014-03-19 23:00:59

An NJIT physicist is a collaborator in the discovery of a new structure in Earth’s inner radiation belt -- a zebra-striped structure of highly energized electrons that could endanger humans in space and also damage low-earth navigation and communication satellites. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 An NJIT physicist is a collaborator in the discovery of a new structure in Earth’s inner radiation belt -- a zebra-striped structure of highly energized electrons that could endanger humans...

GISMOS
2014-03-19 05:05:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online GPS technology has had a profound effect on the world by advancing science and society's ability to pinpoint precise information, from driving directions to tracking ground motions during earthquakes. A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography demonstrates a novel technique that stands to improve weather models and hurricane forecasting by detecting precise conditions in the atmosphere through a new GPS system onboard...

2014-03-18 23:29:31

Hurricanes are unpredictable and can be devastating, preparedness is key to survival. The leading authority in Florida regarding hurricane preparedness offers insight to protect your home, belongings and loved ones this storm season. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Preparing for hurricane season can be a time consuming process with the many ways to protect your home and family. With the Atlantic hurricane season running from June 1st to November 30th, now is the time to take a look at...

Dust Kicked Up In Asia Strengthens Monsoons In India
2014-03-17 10:18:29

Mary Beckman, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A new analysis of satellite data reveals a link between dust in North Africa and West Asia and stronger monsoons in India. The study shows that dust in the air absorbs sunlight west of India, warming the air and strengthening the winds carrying moisture eastward. This results in more monsoon rainfall about a week later in India. The results explain one way that dust can affect the climate, filling in previously unknown details about...

Ongoing climate change caused by human influences will alter the nature of how rain and snow falls
2014-03-17 05:28:20

First-of-its-kind analysis considers the effects of climate change on a daily basis Robert Monroe, Scripps Institution of Oceanography By the end of the 21st century, some parts of the world can expect as many as 30 more days a year without precipitation, according to a new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers. Ongoing climate change caused by human influences will alter the nature of how rain and snow falls; areas that are prone to dry conditions...

2014-03-15 23:03:00

Starting 4-1-14, STRIKEnet lightning verification reports will be available at http://www.weatherfusion.com. Norman, OK, (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Starting April 1, 2014, Weather Fusion LLC, will be the exclusive distributor of Vaisala STRIKEnet lightning verification reports to the U.S. insurance industry. Claims managers, claims adjusters, and investigative forensic engineers will be able to purchase STRIKEnet lightning reports from the same source they have come to rely on for hail and...

2014-03-13 12:20:30

GST Expands Its Global Market By Installing The WAFS-METLAB2(TM) Weather Workstation at the Mongolia Aviation Meteorological Center in Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia GREENBELT, Md., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Science and Technology, Inc. (GST), a leading innovator of weather forecasting products and services, is proud to announce that it recently completed a contract to provide WAFS-METLAB2(TM) weather workstation technology to the Mongolia Aviation Meteorological Center (AMC) at...


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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