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2011-05-31 14:00:00

According to new research, cool waters just below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico cause the strongest hurricanes to lose intensity before they hit that part of the U.S. coast, reports USA Today. The new research could help scientists better predict the storms during this year's hurricane season. According to the study, published in the Journal of Weather and Forecasting, most of the strongest hurricanes have decreased in intensity just before hitting the Gulf Coast, where two-thirds of...

2010-02-22 08:07:04

National Weather Service adopts U of Utah powder prediction method University of Utah scientists developed an easier way for meteorologists to predict snowfall amounts and density "“ fluffy powder or wet cement. The method has been adopted by the National Weather Service for use throughout Utah "“ and could be adjusted for use anywhere. Based on a study of 457 winter storms during eight years at 9,644 feet in the Wasatch Range at Utah's Alta Ski Area, the researchers determined...

2005-06-09 18:51:32

Tornado warnings have improved significantly and the number of tornado casualties has decreased by nearly half since a network of Doppler weather radars were installed nationwide by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service a decade ago, according to a study published in the June issue of Weather and Forecasting, a journal of the American Meteorological Society. Researchers examined the impact of Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D), also...

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Weather and Forecasting
2012-04-24 18:30:02

Weather and Forecasting is a scientific journal published by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). It features articles on forecasting and analysis techniques, forecast verification studies, and case studies useful to forecasters. It also features submissions on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and statistical post-processing techniques, and articles that demonstrate the transfer of research results to the forecasting community. Image Caption: Cover of Weather...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.