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2011-06-01 19:25:00

SOMERDALE, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another active hurricane season in its just-released annual forecast. NOAA anticipates the 2011 hurricane season for the Atlantic basin will have 12 to 18 named storms, six to eight hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes. NOAA considers June 1 to Nov. 30 as hurricane season. It categorizes storms as winds of 39 mph or higher, hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or...

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2011-03-11 07:31:54

Scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science worked with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers to find two plumes of oil-based pollutants downwind of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In a study published in the journal Science this week, the team of researchers discovered a new mechanism by which the crude oil traveled from the sea surface to the atmosphere. Although the mechanism was predicted four years ago,...

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2008-04-23 00:50:00

Although carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases are known to be the root cause of global warming, scientists have set out in government research planes to determine if airborne particles known as aerosols are also causing the rise in Arctic temperatures.Using technology such as mass spectroscopy, a technique that is used to find the composition of a physical sample, researchers hope to identify the components of the Arctic haze as well as discover where it came from and how it interacts with the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'