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2014-03-25 23:37:17

A University of Maryland research team provides visual evidence confirming computer simulations of a special type of ripple that dissipates energy in extremely cold liquid helium. The research could lead to advances in superconductors. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Draining the water from a bathtub causes a spinning tornado to appear. The downward flow of water into the drain causes the water to rotate, and as the rotation speeds up, a vortex forms that obeys the laws of...

3D Global Precipitation Measurement
2014-03-25 12:21:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first images captured by the newest Earth-observing satellite operated as a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have been released. The images are from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched on February 27 of this year. The focus of the image set covers precipitation falling inside a cyclone that occurred on March 10 over the northwest Pacific Ocean,...

kelvin waves
2014-03-24 23:01:47

[ Watch the Video: Reconnection Causes Kelvin Waves on Quantum Vortices ] A University of Maryland research team provides visual evidence confirming computer simulations of a special type of ripple that dissipates energy in extremely cold liquid helium. The research could lead to advances in superconductors. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Draining the water from a bathtub causes a spinning tornado to appear. The downward flow of water into the drain causes the water to rotate,...

2014-03-18 23:29:31

Hurricanes are unpredictable and can be devastating, preparedness is key to survival. The leading authority in Florida regarding hurricane preparedness offers insight to protect your home, belongings and loved ones this storm season. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Preparing for hurricane season can be a time consuming process with the many ways to protect your home and family. With the Atlantic hurricane season running from June 1st to November 30th, now is the time to take a look at...

NASA Eyes Troublesome Tropical Cyclone Lusi
2014-03-10 13:24:01

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Lusi has spawned warnings and watches in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Zealand as it moves through the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites provided visible and infrared views of the storm that revealed it has become better organized. NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Lusi over Vanuatu on March 9 at 23:30 UTC. The image showed towering thunderstorms surrounded the center and...

Double Tropical Trouble For Queensland, Australia Seen By NASA
2014-03-07 15:08:46

Rob Gutro, NASA There are two developing areas of tropical low pressure that lie east and west of Queensland, Australia. System 96P and System 98P, respectively. The MODIS instrument that flies aboard both NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites captured images of both tropical trouble-makers as each satellite passed overhead on March 7. In the Coral Sea, part of the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, System 96P was just 125 nautical miles/143.8 miles/231.5 km north-northeast of Willis Island,...

Hurricanes Could Be Tamed By Offshore Wind Farms
2014-02-26 11:45:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to providing a renewable source of energy and reducing society’s carbon footprint, wind turbines may provide the added benefit of taming the power of a hurricane. According to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change, thousands of offshore wind turbines could diminish hurricanes' wind speeds, wave heights and storm surge. "We found that when wind turbines are present, they slow down the outer rotation winds of...

New Hurricane Model Can More Accurately Predict Storm Path, Intensity
2014-02-26 07:15:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Hurricane Sandy slammed into southern New Jersey in October 2012, it had essentially confounded both the NOAA's Global Forecast System (GFS) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Now, a new real-time hurricane analysis system being developed at Penn State University has been shown to accurately predict the track and intensity of the deadly storm. "For this particular study aircraft-based Doppler...

South African Researchers Debunk Two Climate Change Myths
2014-02-25 14:45:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from South African researchers has debunked the notion that there are more tropical cyclones taking place due to global warming – at least in the Southern Indian Ocean. Jennifer Fitchett, a PhD student at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, said better meteorology has probably fueled the idea of climate change developing more and more storms. “From 1940, there was a huge increase in observations because of...

Tropical Cyclone Guito Exits The Mozambique Channel Seen By NASA
2014-02-22 07:04:21

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Guito as it exited the Mozambique Channel and moved into the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Guito on Feb. 21 at 07:05 UTC/2:05 a.m. EST and took a visible image of the storm exiting the Mozambique Channel. The image showed...


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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...

Weather Educartion: Impacts Of The Canadian High Pressure Center
2012-12-29 11:43:39

The Canadian High pressure center shifts into the United States throughout the year and has a major impact on the weather from season to season. In the summer when this high pressure moves in, the temps usually cool off by about 10-15 degrees. For example:  if the temp was 91F in Fargo, it would cool down into the 70s once this high moved in. The high also creates drier weather. In winter when this system moves in the weather pattern is the same in that the temps will drop and the air...

Polar Watch For Aug 29- Sept 4
2012-09-05 08:00:17

A look at the temps from the 4th show that another colder pocket of air is moving into the region. Aug 29: The max temps warmed to 1C, while the overnight lows dropped to 0C. Aug 30: A burst of colder air was over the polar cap as high temps only made it to -3C, and the overnight lows dropped to -6C. Aug 31: Brought a touch of warmer air back into the region as high temps rose back to 1C, while the overnight lows hit -2C. September 1: High temps again rose to 1C, while overnight lows...

Weather Pack For September 6, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:38

Today on Weather Pack we are going to examine the surface wind around a mature low pressure system, which means that the low pressure has an occluded front associated with it. Yellow Star: The forecasted surface winds would be out of the Northwest as the flow behind the low is counter-clockwise. Green Star: Anyone that is forecasting for the green star would be looking at the winds coming from the South-Southeast just right ahead of the warm front of the low pressure system. Red...

Upper Air Map Identification for July 6, 2012.
2012-07-06 12:00:10

Looking at the upper air map for the entire region from Alaska to the Atlantic Ocean we can identify a few significant features. The first is the deep low height center over Alaska, this is telling us that at 30,000ft the air is rising upwards allowing for the surface low to still be gaining strength. Also if you look to the west of that closed low you will see what is referred to as a jet max getting ready to enter the base of the low height center. This will further amplify the low...

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