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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...

GOES-R EXIS instrument
2014-05-30 03:00:48

Lauren Gaches/Rob Gutro - NOAA/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Two of the six instruments that will fly on NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) were installed on the sun-pointing platform. They will observe the sun and space weather, including coronal mass ejections, solar flares and ion fluxes that...

hurricane amanda
2014-05-30 03:00:34

NASA During this year's Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3 mission, will revisit the Atlantic Ocean for the fourth year in a row. HS3 is a collaborative effort that brings together several NASA centers with federal and university partners to investigate...

2014-05-28 23:00:30

Children are all invited to witness a battle between two great powers in the sky in order to find out who beats who. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Middle school teacher, poet and now a published author, Mary E. Evans shares a playful picture book that will entertain children of all ages. Readers are invited to witness the biggest event in the sky as Thunder and Lightning battle it out to determine who beats who. What happens when one brings to life a huge acoustic sound wave and a...

Sentinel-1A Satellite Data Aids Balkan Flood Relief
2014-05-28 03:40:40

ESA Although not yet operational, the new Sentinel-1A satellite has provided radar data for mapping the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heavy rainfall leading to widespread flooding and landslides has hit large parts of the Balkans, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. Jan Kucera of the Europan Commission’s Joint Research Centre is supervising the technical aspect of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). While mapping the flooding in...

2014-05-27 23:06:34

Smart Fog has released the industry’s first Eco Mode feature for commercial humidifiers. This remarkable new technology can help reduce energy usage by 25% annually, in addition to the low energy consumption of Smart Fog’s commercial humidifiers. Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Smart Fog announces its new commercial humidifier feature: the industry’s first Eco Mode. This Eco Mode provides significant energy savings by actively adapting to the humidifier’s environment to operate...


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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