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Image 1 - Pollution To Blame For Rising Intensity Of Arabian Sea Cyclones
2011-11-03 05:35:42

A recent increase in the intensity of Arabian Sea cyclones may be the result of increasing air pollution over the Indian sub-continent, according to a new multi-institutional study. Traditionally, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming major storms.  However, the study suggests that weakening winds have enabled the formation of stronger cyclones in recent years -- including storms in 2007 and 2010 that were the first recorded storms to enter...

Extreme 2010 Russian Fires And Pakistan Floods Linked Meteorologically
2011-08-31 08:49:43

  Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests. The research finds that the same large-scale meteorological event – an abnormal Rossby wave – sparked extreme heat and persistent wildfires in Russia as well as unusual downstream wind patterns that shifted rainfall in the Indian monsoon...

2011-07-27 15:11:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of convergence products, announced today that it is licensing its TV Anywhere placeshifting Linux-based software engines to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). TV Anywhere capabilities are in high demand as the explosion in tablets and smartphones is driving MSOs (Multiple System Operators), such as Comcast and Time Warner, Smart TV companies, such as Sony and Samsung, and set-top box suppliers,...

2011-06-22 05:03:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Commerce, the world's most advanced online marketplace provider for merchants, announced today that over 100 million items have been sold using the Monsoon Commerce suite of solutions since 2007. Monsoon Commerce helps over 20,000 successful merchants online, identifying additional ways for them to operate more efficiently, from automating online distribution and pricing processes to improving warehouse efficiency. (Logo:...

2011-06-20 19:49:24

There have been instances in Earth history when average temperatures have changed rapidly, as much as 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) over a few decades, and some have speculated the same could happen again as the atmosphere becomes overloaded with carbon dioxide. New research lends support to evidence from numerous recent studies that suggest abrupt climate change appears to be the result of alterations in ocean circulation uniquely associated with ice ages. "There might be other...

2011-06-14 05:03:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Commerce, Inc., the premier provider of online marketplace solutions for sellers and retailers, announced today the version 3.9 software release of Monsoon Seller Edge and Monsoon Seller Pro, which transforms these online sales tools. With the following enhancements, Monsoon continues to provide the industry's most comprehensive marketplace selling solutions--solutions that have helped merchants sell over 50 million items on...


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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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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