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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...

2014-02-25 23:36:06

EMJ Cleaning has experienced a surge in homeowners requesting housecleaning services due to damages caused by the ice and snow storm that recently hit Atlanta. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Atlanta cleaning services EMJ Cleaning has noted a surge in business and requests for home cleaning in the last two weeks following the ice, snow and sleet that shut down the city of Atlanta and the surrounding metro area for several days. EMJ Cleaning has received requests to schedule...

2014-02-25 23:28:44

FamilySAFE, Missouri provider storm shelters, takes their products on an eight-state tradeshow tour giving homeowners and builders a first-hand look at the company's state-of-the-art shelters. Republic, MO (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 FamilySAFE releases its 2014 list of tradeshows where representatives of the company will be present, allowing participants to tour FamilySAFE's state-of-the-art storm shelters. These storm shelters keep individuals safe, even through the fiercest...

X-class solar flare
2014-02-25 08:24:39

[ Watch the Video: SDO Observes Strong X-class Solar Flare ] Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:49 p.m. EST on Feb. 24, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, appearing as giant flashes of light in the SDO images. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically...

2014-02-22 16:20:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is encouraging support for House Resolution 2413, which would establish the Tornado Warning Extension Program. The resolution is aimed at funding a research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to extend the lead time for tornado warnings beyond one hour. "Protection of life and property is of utmost importance during severe weather events such as the ones we...

NASA's Sees Extreme Rainfall From Tropical Cyclone Guito
2014-02-21 13:21:22

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Guito has been a powerful rainmaker, and fortunately, data from NASA's TRMM satellite shows that the heaviest rainfall has occurred over the open waters of the Mozambique Channel and not over land. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite had a look at tropical cyclone Guito in the Mozambique Channel on February 18, 2014 at 1525 UTC/10:25 a.m. EST. The early evening (local time) view occurred only about three hours...

2014-02-20 12:23:35

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners have put crews on call to respond to potential snowmelt flooding, and urges citizens to be cautious when traveling and to stay alert to any hazardous road conditions. In Berrien County, which bore the brunt of the winter snowfall due to the lake effect, Drain Commissioner Roger Zilke is prepared for any flooding that may occur. "This is the very reason Drain...

NASA Sees Ragged Eye Develop In Tropical Cyclone Guito
2014-02-20 09:41:29

Rob Gutro - NASA NASA satellite data was an "eye opener" when it came to Tropical Cyclone 15S, now known as Guito in the Mozambique Channel today, Feb. 19, 2014. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Guito and visible imagery revealed a ragged eye had developed as the tropical cyclone intensified. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Guito on Feb. 19 at 1140 UTC/6:40 a.m. EST as it...

2014-02-17 23:23:44

Water Removal Services Inc. is now a full-service Long Island water removal company providing everything from emergency flooded basement cleanup to mold removal and mold testing. Long Island, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Water Removal Services has quickly become one of the most reliable and convenient water restoration services available to people in Long Island, NYC and the Tri-state area. Now, with a full list of newly offered services and locations, clients can depend on the Long...


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Tristram’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma tristrami
2013-04-22 14:33:05

The Tristram’s Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) is a species of seabird in the family of storm-petrels called Hydrobatidae. The species’ specific and common name comes from the English clergyman Henry Baker Tristram, the species can also be known as the Sooty Storm-petrel. The Tristram’s Storm Petrel is distribution across the North Pacific Ocean; mainly in tropical seas. This storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is dark all over with a slightly pale...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

Humid Pampas
2013-04-18 22:43:40

The Humid Pampa is an extensive region of flat, fertile grassland of loessic origin in Argentina. It has a precipitation average of 900 mm per year, compared to the Dry Pampas towards the west, which average less than 700 mm. Similar to the Pampas in general, the region's terrain is mostly hilly and of a temperate climate, though rich mollisols are more abundant here than to the west, where the soils are loessic origin are more common. This area is characterized by four distinct...

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