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Mars Water May Have Come From Orographic Precipitation
2013-07-24 06:49:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Orographic precipitation, or rain and snow that falls when moist prevailing winds are forced upwards by mountain ridges, appears to have played a role in the formation of some Martian valleys, researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island report in a recently published study. While the valley networks that cover the surface of the Red Planet provide strong evidence water once flowed on Mars, the source of that ancient water...

Hawaiian Northeast Trade Winds Are Decreasing
2012-10-15 05:11:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) researchers have noticed an increased frequency of the eastern trade winds and a decrease in frequency of the north east trade winds over the last 40 years. The study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, analyzed 37 years of wind speed and direction, and sea level pressure data from land-based weather stations, buoys and reanalysis data. For example, the northeast trade winds occurred...

Summer Rain Triggered By Dry Soil
2012-09-13 04:48:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists and research groups released a study which suggests a strong correlation between summer rain storms and dry soil conditions. In short, summer rains are more likely over drier soils. The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK, the VU University Amsterdam, the Center of Meteorology CNRM in Toulouse, and the Vienna University of Technology collaborated on a detailed analysis of satellite data....


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Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

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