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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...

Weather Education Episode #1: Importance Of Understanding How Mountains Impact The Weather
2012-03-22 06:58:42

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly One of the first things that you will learn when you attend college to become a meteorologist is geography. Here in this lesson we are going to take a look at one piece of that geography -- mountains. Mountains play a major role in the climate of a region, the amount of precipitation that they receive and also how our weather systems move around them are just a few of the things that need to be thought about when forecasting around mountains....

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2011-06-08 08:30:54

Widespread urban development alters weather patterns New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to accumulate during warm summer weather instead of being blown out to sea. The international study, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), could have implications for the air quality of fast-growing coastal cities in the United States and other mid-latitude regions...


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The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

Difference Between Onshore And Offshore Flow
2012-07-16 11:34:51

Onshore flow describes the movement of any weather feature moving towards the shore. The most common weather features that are affiliated with onshore flow are Hurricanes and the daily sea breeze. What happens with a hurricane is the Northeast side of the storm will produce winds out of the Southeast to South which will force the ocean water (Storm Surge) towards the coast along with all the extensive precipitation shields. Another feature is known as the Sea breeze. The sea breeze happens...

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