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New Hurricane Model Can More Accurately Predict Storm Path, Intensity
2014-02-26 07:15:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Hurricane Sandy slammed into southern New Jersey in October 2012, it had essentially confounded both the NOAA's Global Forecast System (GFS) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Now, a new real-time hurricane analysis system being developed at Penn State University has been shown to accurately predict the track and intensity of the deadly storm. "For this particular study aircraft-based Doppler...

2014-02-25 23:36:06

EMJ Cleaning has experienced a surge in homeowners requesting housecleaning services due to damages caused by the ice and snow storm that recently hit Atlanta. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Atlanta cleaning services EMJ Cleaning has noted a surge in business and requests for home cleaning in the last two weeks following the ice, snow and sleet that shut down the city of Atlanta and the surrounding metro area for several days. EMJ Cleaning has received requests to schedule...

2014-02-25 23:25:53

The Atmosphere is Drying Out But there Is Hope, Says Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Because of air pollution and other factors, reports water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, Earth’s atmosphere is losing its life-sustaining humidity. This humidity loss could threaten the survival of all life on Earth, including humans. The key to our survival, says Kleyne, is intensified water research and greater awareness of the problem...

South African Researchers Debunk Two Climate Change Myths
2014-02-25 14:45:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from South African researchers has debunked the notion that there are more tropical cyclones taking place due to global warming – at least in the Southern Indian Ocean. Jennifer Fitchett, a PhD student at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, said better meteorology has probably fueled the idea of climate change developing more and more storms. “From 1940, there was a huge increase in observations because of...

Air Force's 'Neighborhood Watch' Program Will Spy On Other Countries
2014-02-24 13:38:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online General William Shelton said at the Air Force Association meeting in Orlando on Friday that the US will be launching satellites to spy on other countries. The head of Air Force Space Command said at the event that the “neighborhood watch program” will provide spying capabilities, as well as added eyes in the sky to keep track of space debris while orbiting 22,300 miles above the Earth. Shelton said the satellites will be used to...

2014-02-22 16:20:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging support for House Resolution 2413, which would establish the Tornado Warning Extension Program. The resolution is aimed at funding a research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to extend the lead time for tornado warnings beyond one hour. "Protection of life and property is of utmost importance during severe weather events such as the ones we...

Tropical Cyclone Guito Exits The Mozambique Channel Seen By NASA
2014-02-22 07:04:21

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Guito as it exited the Mozambique Channel and moved into the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Guito on Feb. 21 at 07:05 UTC/2:05 a.m. EST and took a visible image of the storm exiting the Mozambique Channel. The image showed...

NASA's Sees Extreme Rainfall From Tropical Cyclone Guito
2014-02-21 13:21:22

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Guito has been a powerful rainmaker, and fortunately, data from NASA's TRMM satellite shows that the heaviest rainfall has occurred over the open waters of the Mozambique Channel and not over land. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite had a look at tropical cyclone Guito in the Mozambique Channel on February 18, 2014 at 1525 UTC/10:25 a.m. EST. The early evening (local time) view occurred only about three hours...

2014-02-21 08:28:14

DUBLIN, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5rq6sj/lidar_market_by ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International LiDAR Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) 'LiDAR' is an acronym for 'Light Detection and Ranging'. It is a measurement, surveying and mapping system similar to radar that uses laser pulses instead of radio waves. The...

2014-02-20 23:02:04

Historic demonstration based on three years of research. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 One year ago today, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) made history by creating the first-ever full-scale hailstorm in a controlled laboratory environment during a test demonstration at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, S.C. “Replicating a hailstorm as closely as possible to what we observe in the field involved a great deal of creativity, scientific...


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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