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Extreme Summer Weather May Be Caused By Ice Loss In The Arctic
2013-12-09 11:16:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The cause of increasingly intense summer heat waves and downpours throughout the US and Europe could be due to thawing Arctic ice and snow, according to new research published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In the study, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences looked at satellite observations of snow cover and sea-ice extent during the...

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2013-12-09 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 6-8: This past weekend was quite busy. Heavy rainfall extended along the Gulf Coast into the Tennessee River Valley. Some places in Mississippi picked up around 2-3 inches of precipitation. Heavy snowfall was recorded from Tennessee up into the Northeast with some places seeing between 4-14 inches. Near record high temps were seen along the Gulf Coast and some places approaching an unseasonal 80F. Record cold was...

2013-12-08 23:01:53

Is California going to have a cold 2013-2014 winter? There is nothing quite like being unprepared for winter. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2013 Silicon Valley and surrounding areas are relatively mild as far as weather goes. The Old Farmer's Almanac may shed some light on what to expect in the coming months. Wikipedia described the Old Farmer’s Almanac best – “this is a book that has been in continuous publication since 1818. This book is known for its long-range weather...

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...

2013-12-06 23:20:42

Weather Fusion, an industry leader in providing weather verification information for the insurance, roofing, and construction industries, today announced it has settled its lawsuit against Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. Norman, Oklahoma (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Weather Fusion, LLC, an industry leader in providing weather verification information for the insurance, roofing, and construction industries, today announced it has settled its lawsuit against Weather Decision Technologies,...

NASA Sees Another Developing Depression In Northern Indian Ocean
2013-12-05 19:56:45

NASA The Northern Indian Ocean typhoon season usually lasts until the end of December, but it's not going out without a fight this year. Infrared satellite data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed bands of thunderstorms wrapping around low pressure System 92B's center. If this system develops it would become Tropical Depression 06B. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the low pressure area designated as System 92B on Dec. 5 at 07:59 UTC/2:59 a.m. EST and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or...

NASA Watching Post-Atlantic Hurricane Season Low
2013-12-05 19:51:44

NASA System 90L has developed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean today and NASA's Aqua satellite took an infrared look at the low pressure area to see if it had development potential. System 90L was located near 31.8 north and 28.1 west, about 450 miles south of the Azores Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the low pressure area on Dec. 5 and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument captured infrared data on the clouds, revealing the strongest thunderstorms northeast of...

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2013-12-05 04:00:30

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from December 4: The big news from yesterday included the heavy snowfall from the Plains to the Rockies with some places seeing over 9 inches. Cold air settled in over the North with places from Montana to South Dakota seeing temps around -15 to -25F. Heat was in place over the Southeast with temps rising to near 80F. This has been leading to one of the largest temp contrasts that I have seen in a very long time. From north to south...


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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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