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Powerful "Overshooting Cloud Tops" In Cyclone Felleng Seen By NASA
2013-01-30 09:51:12

NASA NASA satellite imagery revealed that Cyclone Felleng is packing some powerful thunderstorms with overshooting cloud tops. An overshooting (cloud) top is a dome-like protrusion that shoots out of the top of the anvil of a thunderstorm and into the stratosphere. It takes a lot of energy and uplift in a storm to create an overshooting top, because usually vertical cloud growth stops at the tropopause and clouds spread horizontally, forming an "anvil" shape on top of the thunderstorms....

Western Australia Lit Up By Wildfires
2012-12-10 09:03:03

NASA [ Watch The Video ] Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia that are largely uninhabited. Why is this area so lit up, many have asked? Away from the cities, much of the night light observed by the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite in these images comes from wildfires. In the bright areas of western Australia,...

Earth's Night Lights Imaged Like Never Before
2012-12-05 15:25:46

[ Watch the Video: Video Of Earth at Night ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists unveiled new images of views of Earth at night using images taken by a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite. The images show the glow of human-built cities throughout the Earth, giving the nocturnal peek at what it´s like looking down on the dark side of our planet. The day-night band of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer...

Hurricane Sandy's Mid-Atlantic Blackout Captured By Suomi NPP Satellite
2012-11-02 07:27:24

NASA The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellitecaptured a night-time view of New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania that revealed the extent of the power outages caused from Hurricane Sandy's landfall on October 29. Suomi NPP is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP captured a night-time view of the...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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