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Trapped Giant Waves In The Atmosphere Trigger More Extreme Weather
2014-08-13 03:46:00

Weather extremes in the summer - such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012 - have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years.

2014-06-23 13:20:37

Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.

2013-10-28 23:23:19

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than

Predicting Heat Waves
2013-10-28 10:37:52

New research could give meteorologists the ability to predict deadly summer heat waves more than two weeks ahead of time.

Wave Patterns In The Atmosphere Help Explain Weather Extremes
2013-02-26 11:51:00

In recent years, the world has suffered from severe regional weather extremes such as the heat wave in the US in 2011, or the one in Russia in 2010 that coincided with the unprecedented Pakistan flood.

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2012-03-14 16:09:29

New images from Cassini are giving scientists and amateur astronomers new insight into the jet streams of Jupiter.

2012-03-14 09:52:57

New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere and influences the weather.

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.

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2011-03-30 14:49:20

If you're sitting on a bench in New York City's Central Park in winter, you're probably freezing.

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2006-03-15 09:55:00

Imagine a space tool so revolutionary it can determine the impact of climate change, monitor the melting of glaciers, discover invisible waves, predict the strength of hurricanes, conserve fish stocks and measure river and lake levels worldwide, among other scientific applications.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.