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2009-10-07 08:16:26

The windswept deserts of northern China might seem an odd destination for studying the heavy monsoon rains that routinely drench the more tropical regions of Southeast Asia. But the sandy dunefields that mark the desert margin between greener pastures to the south and the Gobi Desert to the north are a rich source of information about past climates in Asia, says University of Wisconsin-Madison geographer Joseph Mason. Wetter periods allow vegetation to take root on and stabilize sand dunes....

2009-09-02 09:26:22

A U.S. geologist says he has determined how a group of glaciers advanced in the Southeast Himalayas 9,000 years ago, despite hotter Central Asian summers. Brigham Young University scientist Summer Rupper said the glaciers advanced from 1 to 3 miles while most other Central Asian glaciers were retreating. Stronger monsoons were thought to be responsible, said Rupper, Our research indicates the extra snowfall from monsoonal effects can only take credit for up to 30 percent of the glacial...

2009-08-26 13:39:34

If it has already rained, it's going to continue to pour, according to a Purdue University study of how ocean-origin storms behave when they come ashore.More than 30 years of monsoon data from India showed that ground moisture where the storms make landfall is a major indicator of what the storm will do from there. If the ground is wet, the storm is likely to sustain, while dry conditions should calm the storm."Once a storm comes overland, it was unclear whether it would stall, accelerate or...

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2009-08-20 06:50:00

On Wednesday, the World Meteorological Organization said that an El Nino current now in the Pacific Ocean would last until 2010, promising unpredictable disruption in weather patterns around the world. The WMO said that in June and July, sea surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific area were about 0.5 to one degree Celsius warmer than usual at this time of the year. "The expectation is for El Nino conditions to very likely prevail through the remainder of 2009 and into the...

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2009-06-30 11:35:00

Fearing the late arrival of the annual monsoon, scientists in India are flying through storm clouds seeding them with weather modification chemicals in hopes of artificially creating rain. The monsoon's late arrival has left the ground parched and crops damaged as water shortages sweep through the cities. At least 100 people have been reported dead as a result of the disastrous heat wave reaching temperatures as high as 113F. In Delhi some residents have resorted to sleeping in their...

2009-06-25 06:12:16

India's southwest monsoon is likely to be below normal this year, which could impact the country's vital agricultural harvest. Southwest monsoon from June to September is likely to be below normal, Earth Sciences Minister Prithviraj Chavan said Wednesday, the Press Trust of India reported. The announcement further downgraded the weather bureau's April forecast of 96 percent of the average rainfall to 93 percent, the report said. The new forecast could also further impact water supply, another...

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2009-06-11 14:55:30

When the climate warmed relatively quickly about 14,700 years ago, seasonal monsoons moved southward, dropping more rain on the Earth's oceans at the expense of tropical areas, according to climate researchers. If the same pattern occurs in the coming decades as the Earth's temperatures rises due to climate change, the highly-populated regions of the world that depend on monsoons could face more wildfires, water shortages and lower agricultural production.In an article to be published in the...

2009-06-11 13:55:00

 At times in the distant past, an abrupt change in climate has been associated with a shift of seasonal monsoons to the south, a new study concludes, causing more rain to fall over the oceans than in the Earth's tropical regions, and leading to a dramatic drop in global vegetation growth.If similar changes were to happen to the Earth's climate today as a result of global warming "“ as scientists believe is possible - this might lead to drier tropics, more wildfires and declines in...

2009-05-08 10:28:49

Monsoon is a global system, and many arrays of evidence indicate that it drives long-term cyclicity of the carbon reservoir in the global ocean. The new view is introduced in a substantial paper in Issue 7 (April 2009) of Chinese Science Bulletin. For over 300 years, monsoon has been considered as a gigantic land-sea breeze of regional scale, but now it is considered as a global system over all continents but Antarctica. This new development in modern climatology, however, has not yet been...

2009-03-11 10:29:00

Bookstores Can Now Capture Sales on Online Marketplaces LINCOLN, Neb., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nebraska Book Company, a national leader in the college bookstore industry, announced today it has established a strategic relationship with Monsoon, an industry-leading marketplace selling software and solution provider, to provide college bookstores with an answer to capture sales on the online marketplace. The agreement provides college bookstores an excellent opportunity to win back market...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

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2009-07-04 16:31:47

Rain is a type of liquid precipitation. It is defined as condensation of atmospheric water vapor that forms into drops that become heavy enough to fall, and often making it to the surface. Rain is the primary source of most of the fresh water in the world. Rain provides suitable conditions for diverse ecosystems, water for power sources and for crop irrigation. Not all rain reaches the surface. Some rain evaporates as it falls, especially through dry air. This type of rainfall is known as...

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