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NASA Study Finds Hurricane Strength Forecasts Could Be Improved
2012-11-28 15:58:25

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Forecasters could soon be better able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments, finds a new NASA-led study. Scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., UCLA and the University of Hawaii at Manoa analyzed relative humidity data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft for nearly 200 North...

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15
2012-11-27 19:47:36

NASA [ Watch The Video ] When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, the data on tropical rainfall have poured in. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was launched on Nov. 27, 1997, and for the last decade and a half has enabled precipitation science that has had far-reaching applications across the globe. Rain is one of the most important natural processes on Earth, and nowhere does it rain more than across the tropics. Orbiting at an angle to...

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2012-11-23 04:00:46

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 22: Most of the United States enjoyed Thanksgiving Day with tranquil weather and plenty of sunshine, however some places around the Great Lakes dealt with some thick fog and many travel headaches. The Northern Plains saw some moisture in the form of snowfall over the region and the Pacific Northwest dealt with more showers and...

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2012-11-21 04:00:11

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 20: Heavy snow fell across the Montana Rockies and also some very heavy rains hit the Pacific Northwest with some places seeing over 4in of rainfall. The rest of the United States enjoyed high pressure and very tranquil weather. Weather Outlook for November 21: High pressure over Arkansas will bring partly cloudy skies to the...

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2012-11-20 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 19: The majority of the United States enjoyed nice weather yesterday. The Pacific Northwest dealt with showers and higher elevation snows which spread into Montana where there were blizzard warnings in effect. Weather Outlook for November 20: High pressure over the Northeast will bring another nice day to the Northeast giving most...

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2012-11-16 11:46:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an international team of scientists, led by the University of Durham, UK, the recent storms that have battered the east coast of America may have been much more frequent in the region 450 million years ago. The findings of their study, published in the journal Geology, pinpoint the positions of the Equator and the landmasses of the USA, Canada and Greenland, during the Ordovician Period 450 million years ago,...

ESA Water Mission Tracked Super Storm Sandy
2012-11-09 12:22:02

ESA When millions of people are bracing themselves for the onslaught of extreme weather, as much information as possible is needed to predict the strength of the impending storm. ESA´s SMOS mission again showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of Hurricane Sandy. As its name suggests, the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite was designed to measure how much moisture is held in soil and how much salt is held in the surface waters of the oceans. This...

Paleotempestology May Ease Storm Problems
2012-11-07 20:42:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy still being felt by millions of Americans across the eastern coast of the United States, scientists from the Geological Society of America are looking to paleotempestology to provide answers and solutions for the many problems tropical storms can cause. Several presentations at Wednesday´s GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina were focused on gathering evidence and data from...

California No Stranger To Severe Weather
2012-11-02 11:06:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, climatologists from the University of California at Merced are warning that the West Coast could be in line for a superstorm of its own. “We can see very big storms, and there are a couple of issues related to climate change to think about,” said Roger Bales, director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced. “Most of our biggest storms are snow storms, which builds up...

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2012-11-02 04:00:46

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 1: There were a few showers still in the Northeast yesterday as the cold front moved through the area. High pressure brought nice conditions to the majority of the country. A frontal boundary over the Pacific Northwest brought showers to that region. Weather Outlook for November 2: Conditions will finally begin to improve in the...


Latest Tropical cyclone Reference Libraries

Tropical Storm Alberto Timeline
2012-05-24 08:26:54

Tropical Storm Alberto was named the first tropical storm of the Atlantic 2012 Hurricane Season on May 20th at 1200PM CDT. The location of the storm at this time was just to the southeast of South Carolina. The winds were estimated at 40kts gusting to 50kts. On May 20th at 0600PM CDT Tropical Storm Alberto had winds estimated at 45kts with gust to near 55kts. At this time the storm was just to the east of Savannah Georgia and was moving towards the southwest. May 21st at 0600PM CDT...

El Nino Update July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 11:03:00

Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September).  What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-30 09:39:02

Coastal Upwelling- this is defined as the moving of water from the deeper oceans upwards to the surface of the ocean very commonly found along our cold ocean currents, which are found along the West Coast of the United States and off the Peru coast. Coastal Sinking- this is defined as the warm waters moving in from the east and hitting the coastline and slowly filtering down towards the deeper ocean waters very slowly. This feature is common in our warm ocean currents such as the United...

Feature on the Surface Map
2012-07-17 22:30:03

Tropical Storm Debbie on a surface chart. It is noted that just off the coast of Northern Florida a 999 surface pressure is found indicating to a meteorologist that an area of Lower pressure is arriving. In this case it’s Tropical Storm Debbie. The red lines indicate lines of equal pressure. Meteorologists label them in 4mb increments. So looking at the map it’s noted that there is a 08/04/00/96 line present in the photo highlighted with red. Another feature is that the more of 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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'