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Researchers have found that areas near commercial airports sometimes experience a small but measurable increase in rain and snow when aircraft take off and land under certain atmospheric conditions.
In Norway, avalanches pose a risk to road users every year. Since much of the country is remote, knowing exactly where avalanches have blocked roads is a challenge for the authorities.
PAGE, Ariz., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer visitors to Lake Powell will experience water levels last seen ten years ago, according to a new report by the Bureau of Reclamation. The report predicts water levels to be 3,665 feet above sea level by mid-August, a level not seen since 2001.
Heavy and prolonged snowfall can bring about unexpected conditions that encourage fungal growth, leading to the death of plants in the Arctic.
Researchers see increase in snowpack under bare dead pine trees, earlier melt under dead trees with red needles.
A campaign recently carried out in Finland, has yielded the first images of snow using an airborne radar that operates at the same wavelengths proposed for ESA's CoReH2O satellite.
As a consequence of climatic changes, the number of avalanche threats has been increasing in the Alps and other alpine regions, with fatal consequences for people and infrastructures.
An ESA project has recently demonstrated that new ways of processing satellite data can show how different properties of snow can be observed from space.
Significant differences were observed between the overall survival curves for the two countries; compared with the Swiss curve, the Canadian curve showed a quicker drop at the early stages of burial and poorer survival associated with prolonged burial," writes Dr. Pascal Haegeli, Simon Fraser University, with coauthors.
In some cases, soot â€“ the fine, black carbon silt that is released from stoves, cars and manufacturing plants â€“ can pack more of a climatic punch than greenhouse gases.
The area in red in the above image has been experiencing winter weather which is quite rare to the region; also at this time many places are still seeing rain and snow. From the South African Weather Service, they are forecasting for the Eastern Cape “Very Cold with snow heavy at times.” The majority of the regions in red in the image are going to see more rain and snow today, and some places may see heavy snowfall. Looking at forecast models of the region they will continue to see...
November 2012: The area is going to see a warm start to the month as temps will average in the 60-70F range with a few days rising into the 80’s and also a few days in the 50’s possible. Precipitation on the whole will be around 2-4inches for the month; while there will be none in the form of snowfall. There will be a high chance for an overnight freeze during the month. December 2012: Temps will fall for the month of December as high temps will be in the 50-70F range during the...
Event #1: Record Heat An island off the coast of Georgia hit a high temp of 75F, which is good enough to break their previous record. A second record setting temperature was recorded in Southern Texas as the temp hit 78F in the region. This warm air was associated with the strong southerly flow that was moving through the region yesterday. The third area to look at occurred out in Western Arizona; the location hit 78F along the slopes of the Southern Rockies as the region saw high pressure...
November 2012: A mild month in store with the chance of seeing a significant storm, however overall should be mild with the average forecasted temps to be around the 50-60F range. There is the chance of seeing 6-8 days even being warmer and also 8-10 days being colder. The month will see 0.5-1.0 in of rainfall along with 2-4in of snowfall possible. The majority of the snow may come in one event for the month. December 2012: Temps will slightly fall for the month but overall it could be a...
November 2012: A warm month will start for the region, followed by a mid-month run into old man winter. Expect the average temps for the month to be around 40-50F with the potential of seeing 6-8 days above that and 6-8 days below. The month’s precipitation will include a trace to 0.25in of rainfall along with the possibility of seeing 2-4in of snowfall. December 2012. The month will be ushered in by some cooler temps with the average dropping into the 30-40F range. There is a chance...
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