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Global Warming Expected To Increase Extreme El Niño Events
2014-01-20 04:34:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new analysis of rain patterns has revealed that extreme El Niño events, such as the 1983 heat wave that caused Australia’s Ash Wednesday bushfires, will double as the planet warms in the years ahead. “We currently experience an unusually strong El Niño event every 20 years. Our research shows this will double to one event every 10 years,” study co-author Dr. Agus Santoso, a professor at the University of New South Wales...

2014-01-17 11:04:57

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will announce new data on 2013 global temperatures during a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 21. The scientists also will discuss 2013's most important weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world's temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over oceans and land....

2014-01-16 12:20:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will announce new data on 2013 global temperatures during a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The scientists also will discuss 2013's most important weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world's temperature data and independently...

2014-01-10 23:20:44

New logger to expand national marine fisheries lobster study. Falmouth, MA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Lowell Instruments has designed a new data logger that will be used in a NOAA Fisheries study to monitor lobster habitat in the North Atlantic. The MAT-1, when used with a tilt current meter, records ocean currents and temperatures on the sea floor. These data will help NOAA better model and understand the movements of the signature New England creature – the American Lobster. The MAT-1...

UK Met Office To Launch 24-Hour Space Weather Forecast Service
2013-12-26 07:41:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The UK’s national weather service has announced plans to begin offering daily space weather forecasts starting next spring. According to BBC News, the Met Office will receive more than $7.5 million (US) in funding from the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) over the next three years in order to provide a 24-hour daily service. The goal is to aid government agencies and private-sector firms by...

Fish Farming Can Be Conducted With Low Environmental Impact: NOAA
2013-12-20 13:10:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from NOAA's National Ocean Service reveals specific types of fish farming can be accomplished with minimal or no harm to the coastal ocean environment, provided proper planning and safeguards are in place. Scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) assessed the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture, including such aspects as interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine...

Dolphin BP Oil Spill
2013-12-19 11:03:31

[ Watch the Video: Louisiana Dolphins Still Suffer From BP Oil Spill ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has linked the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities in bottlenose dolphins inhabiting Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. Study researchers based their findings on health assessments conducted more than one year after the spill....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.