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sea lion pups
2015-02-12 11:44:57

Starving sea lion pups have been washing ashore along the California coast for the past three winters and experts have very few clues as to why this is happening.

2015-02-05 23:09:15

From Aprilaire, the experts in indoor air quality: Learn how to keep your home and family prepared for winter storms. Madison, WI (PRWEB) February 05, 2015

hawaii rainfall
2015-02-05 16:02:50

Possibly the latest evidence of climate change, a new report from researchers at the University of Hawaii has found that heavy rainfall events are becoming more common on the Big Island of Hawaii.

2015-02-05 12:25:06

Honor announced in conjunction with annual observation of National Weatherperson's Day ORLANDO, Fla., Feb.

cracked earth
2015-02-03 16:31:16

Once a thriving metropolis, the city of Cantona was abandoned by its 90,000 residents due to a drought that lasted more than six centuries, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and published in the journal PNAS.

tornadic intensity
2015-02-03 15:22:10

Wildfires and forest fires can have an unexpected on the weather, as smoke from those events can actually increase the intensity of tornadoes, researchers from the University of Iowa report in the latest edition of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Hurricane Sandy
2015-01-31 12:38:29

RedOrbit sits down with Columbia professor and author Adam Sobel to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the future impact of climate change on storms.

2015-01-28 12:22:34

MADISON, Wis., Jan.

2015-01-27 23:08:51

In California and other drought areas, be alert for winter dry eye symptoms says Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and radio show host Sharon Kleyne. Grants


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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