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Study Shows Poleward Shift In Tropical Storm Peak Intensity
2014-05-15 11:46:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new report from a team of American climatologists has found that the latitude at which tropical storms reach their peak intensity is moving toward the poles – suggesting the term ‘tropical storm’ is slowly becoming somewhat of misnomer. Published in the journal Nature, the new report found that the peak intensity of these storms is moving toward the poles at a rate of about 33 to 39 miles per decade. "We've identified...

Invasive Pests Compromise Native Trees' Ability To Recover From Guam's Severe Storms
2014-01-31 14:13:15

American Society for Horticultural Science Guam experiences more tropical cyclones than any other state or territory in the United States. These cyclones--called typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean--can be devastating to Guam's dense native forests. The impact of large-scale tropical cyclones affects the health of managed and unmanaged forests, urban landscapes, and perennial horticulture plantings for many years after the actual storm. In fact, the island's forests are often called...

Soap Bubbles Used To Predict Cyclone Intensity
2014-01-08 08:38:25

Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine Could soap bubbles be used to predict the strength of hurricanes and typhoons? However unexpected it may sound, this question prompted physicists at the Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine (CNRS/université de Bordeaux) to perform a highly novel experiment: they used soap bubbles to model atmospheric flow. A detailed study of the rotation rates of the bubble vortices enabled the scientists to obtain a relationship that accurately describes...

NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Bruce Staying Away From Land
2013-12-22 17:11:29

NASA Tropical Cyclone Bruce continued to strengthen over wide open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA satellite data showed its eye had cleared of clouds. Bruce is forecast to stay away from land areas and weaken over the next four days. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of a more wide-eyed Tropical Cyclone Bruce on Dec. 20 at 04:30 UTC. In the satellite image, the ocean...

Arctic Cyclones 40 Percent More Active Than Previously Believed
2013-12-12 08:58:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Approximately 1,900 Arctic cyclones occurred between 2000 and 2010 – 40 percent more than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday at the 2013 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California. The discovery that these storms are more common than previously believed could be important to those living anywhere in the region north of 55 degrees latitude, including the northern parts of...

Massive Rainfall Totals From 2013 Philippine Tropical Cyclones Shown In New NASA Animations
2013-12-07 08:39:03

[ Watch The Video: Rainfall Totals from the Tropical Cyclones Passing Over Philippines ] NASA Rainfall data from the TRMM satellite was compiled and analyzed for tropical cyclones affecting the Philippines in 2013 and made into a movie. Satellite data showed that almost four feet of rain fell in parts of the northern and central Philippines. In a normal year percent of the total rainfall near the Philippines, located in the Western Pacific Ocean is caused by tropical cyclones. The...

2013 One Of The Warmest Years Record
2013-11-14 10:59:08

[ Watch the Video: UN Report Turns Up The Heat On 2013 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As you raise a glass of your favorite beverage on this New Year’s Eve, you may want to toast to 2013 being one of the warmest years since modern records began in 1850. According to a new report from the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2013 is currently on track to be tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest year on record, with worldwide land and...

NASA Sees Typhoon Krosa Lashing Luzon, Philippines
2013-10-31 13:57:41

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center There's nothing more scary for Halloween than a typhoon, and the residents in Luzon, in the northern Philippines are being lashed by Typhoon Krosa today, Oct. 31. On Oct. 30 at 0525 UTC/1:25 a.m. EDT NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured a good daytime view of Typhoon Krosa. A rainfall analysis derived from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data was combined into a visible and infrared image from...

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Francisco's Rainfall
2013-10-25 07:07:49

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's TRMM satellite flew above the center of Tropical Storm Francisco in the western North Pacific Ocean early on Oct. 24 and data was used to create a 3-D image of the storm's structure. Tropical Storm Francisco came into the view of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite at 0919 UTC/5:19 a.m. EDT. Francisco is somewhat close to Super-typhoon Lekima, also in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Lekima was located southeast of Tropical...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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