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2014-10-17 07:59:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now than in the past, according to new research published Friday in the journal Science. As part of the study, experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reviewed records of all but the weakest tornadoes that occurred in...

2014-10-02 23:03:44

Epic stock footage shots of multi-vortex wedge tornado, supercells, and extreme weather now available for film, TV, commercials and more. MYRTLE CREEK, OR (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Artbeats, known for their innovative aerial and effects footage, have made rare tornadoes, supercell storm structure and extreme weather accessible to the world in 5K resolution. This is an exciting advancement for the stock footage industry, due to the highly difficult nature of obtaining tornado and storm...

tornado alley
2014-09-17 06:30:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together, the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas have many names. They are considered the High Plains, the Breadbasket, the site of the Dust Bowl, and perhaps most importantly Tornado Alley. Every year from early May to early July, tornadoes rip through this area with a higher frequency than anywhere else on the continental US. A new study, led by Montana State University (MSU), reveals that the peak tornado...

space lightning
2014-09-09 03:30:06

Janet Anderson and Jessica Eagan, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Keeping a spare on hand simply makes sense. Just as drivers keep spare tires on hand to replace a flat or blowout, NASA routinely maintains “spares,” too. These flight hardware backups allow NASA to seamlessly continue work in the unlikely event something goes down for a repair. When projects end, these handy spares can sometimes find second lives in new areas for use. Researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight...

2014-09-08 16:20:46

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Sept. 9 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, tornado researcher Paul Markowski will present "How to Make a Tornado: Ideas Emerging from Decades of Theory, Simulation and Field Observations" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO A professor of meteorology at Penn State, Markowski will examine the process by which a tornado is formed within...

2014-09-02 23:02:43

Tornadoes leave behind a path of destruction and cause much stress before, during and after they hit an area. Being prepared and knowing what to do in case of tornado is important. Waco, TX (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 When weather conditions are right, tornadoes can occur anywhere and at any time day or night, leaving behind a path of destruction. In fact, the United States leads the world in tornado occurrences with an average of 1,253 tornadoes per year. Rainbow International offers the...

2014-08-26 23:13:56

The Jonathan Merage Foundation committed to a $130,000 investment to the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for the procurement of a tracker vehicle and a new lightning detection instrument to be integrated into a small, unmanned aircraft. This system is being designed to measure electric field changes associated with lightning strikes. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 This investment is a continuation of support from the Jonathan Merage...

2014-08-26 23:05:13

Veteran storm chaser shares his insight on how to survive nature’s most dangerous weather. Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 He’s best known for his beautiful and dramatic cinematography of some of the planet’s most spectacular weather, including Hurricane Katrina making landfall, and the world’s first ever tornado captured on 3D video. Martin Lisius is the man Hollywood calls when they need high-end motion picture footage of dangerous storms. He’s also a person committed...

severe thunderstorms over South Carolina
2014-08-14 03:00:15

Ellen Gray, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, flew as part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission’s six-week ground-validation program...

Hurricane Julio Gamma Ray Flash
2014-08-08 02:00:26

Francis Reddy and Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Fermi and Aqua satellites captured two different views of bursts of strength show by Hurricane Julio as it intensified. NASA's Fermi satellite saw a gamma-ray flash from Julio, while NASA's Aqua satellite saw Julio become more structurally organized as a hurricane. Fermi Spots Julio's Gamma-Ray Flash Shortly after 4:19 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 4, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope showed that Julio packs a...


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Geo Tracker
2014-04-13 08:16:40

Geo was a brand of small cars produced by General Motors as a subdivision of Chevrolet from 1989 to 1997. The company was formed by GM to compete in the small import market of the mid 1980s. After the 1997 model year the remaining Geo models were given the Chevrolet name. Fading sales during the 1990s resulted in the last vehicle of the former Geo line, the Tracker, to be discontinued in 2004. Geo models were manufactured by GM but in partnership with three Japanese automakers. The Prizm...

Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Super-cell Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:51:18

In this lesson we are going to take a look at super-cell thunderstorms and what they mean and how they impact our daily lives. First, a super-cell thunderstorm is formed from a cumulus-nimbus cloud.  Super-cell thunderstorms are the most advanced form of thunderstorms known on earth. This is because these types of thunderstorms need so many things to come together in the atmosphere at the same time. The first thing they need is the warm moist air at or near the surface. Secondly, is...

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...

ENSO Impacts on Baltimore Tornado Count
2012-12-29 12:12:03

ENSO has an impact on the severe weather across the United States.  As we look at the above graph we see that the area of Baltimore is impacted by ENSO and its tornado count. The stats are for the described years to the left of each bar. During a La-Nina the tornado count picks up for the region; within 50 miles of the city up to 9 tornadoes occurred during the 2000 event. The 2010 EL-Nino set into the region and the tornado count dropped to around 4 tornadoes within 50 miles of the...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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