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New Eastern Pacific Tropical Depression Infrared Identification Given By NASA
2012-09-13 08:38:28

One of NASA's infrared "eyes" is an instrument that flies aboard the Aqua satellite, and it provided data that helped forecasters determine that low pressure "System 90E" strengthened into the eastern Pacific Ocean's eleventh tropical depression. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard Aqua captured an infrared image of System 90E on Sept. 11 at 1947 UTC (3:47 p.m. EDT). That infrared image took the temperatures of the cloud tops and found some strong, high thunderstorms...

Tropical Cyclones To Cause Greater Damage In The Future
2012-02-02 05:00:19

Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by 2100, according to Yale and MIT researchers in a paper published in Nature Climate Change. That figure represents an increased vulnerability from population and especially economic growth, as well as the effects of climate change. Greater vulnerability to cyclones is expected to increase global tropical damage to $56 billion by 2100–double the current damage–from the current rate of $26 billion per year if the present...

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2011-04-07 06:20:00

U.S. weather forecasters predicted on Wednesday that last year's record hurricane season will be followed by another unusually busy one, with 16 named storms predicted this year. Colorado State University forecasters predict that nine of the named storms that will form in the Atlantic will develop into hurricanes. "We expect that anomalously warm tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures combined with neutral tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures will contribute to an active season,"...

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2011-02-03 12:38:09

NASA's Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared imagery of powerful Cyclone Yasi as it was making landfall in Queensland. The center of the monster cyclone Yasi made landfall on Australia's northeastern coast early Thursday (Australia local time) bringing heavy rainfall, severe winds and storm surge.On Feb. 2 at 03:35 UTC/1:35 p.m. Australia local time, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Cyclone Yasi...

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2010-05-27 12:01:17

A leading U.S. forecaster said on Wednesday that the threat of an above-average 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has jumped over the past month, saying this will be "a hell of a year." William Gray, the hurricane forecast pioneer who founded Colorado State University's respected storm research team, said CSU is ramping up its predictions fro the 2010 season, which is due out June 2. "The numbers are going to go up quite high," Gray told Reuters. "This looks like a hell of a year." The forecast...

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2007-11-01 14:10:07

PASADENA, Calif. - As Tropical Storm Noel churns off Florida's east coast, NASA and university scientists have announced they have developed a promising new technique for estimating the intensity of tropical cyclones from space. The method could one day supplement existing techniques, assist in designing future tropical cyclone satellite observing systems, and improve disaster preparedness and recovery efforts. The technique uses NASA satellite data, including simultaneous, accurate...

2006-08-03 09:05:00

By Jim Loney MIAMI -- A noted hurricane research team on Thursday reduced its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season but said it would still be above average with 15 tropical storms, seven of which would become hurricanes. In May, the Colorado State University team formed by pioneer forecaster William Gray had predicted the 2006 season would bring 17 storms and that nine would become hurricanes. The CSU forecast, which is updated several times each year, said three of the hurricanes would...

2005-12-06 12:20:00

By Jim Loney MIAMI -- The worst may be past for the United States and Caribbean after the costliest hurricane season on record, but 2006 could be tough too, a noted forecasting team predicted on Tuesday. The Colorado State University hurricane research team said nine of 17 storms predicted for 2006 would become Atlantic hurricanes, with five of them intense, or "major," hurricanes with winds exceeding 110 mph (177 kph). The CSU research team is headed by Dr. William Gray, a pioneer in...

2005-07-31 12:43:39

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricanes have become more destructive over the past 30 years and global warming could increase their intensity in the future, an expert warned on Sunday. He found that both the duration of the tropical cyclones and the wind speeds they produce have risen by 50 percent along with increases in the average surface temperature of tropical oceans. "My results suggest that future warming may lead to an upward trend in tropical cyclone destructive...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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