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approaching tornado
2014-08-06 14:24:32

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States. Published Wednesday in the journal Climate Dynamics, Professor James Elsner writes that though tornadoes are forming fewer days per year, they are forming at a greater density and strength than ever before. So, for example, instead of one or two forming on a...

2014-08-06 08:39:37

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Asia - Telecom Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/misc_telecoms/asia_telecom_forecasts.html As mobile growth across Asia shifts to new generation services, data usage sees massive increaseThis market report provides a series of forecasts for subscriber growth in selected markets in Asia. The report predominantly covers the fixed line, internet and mobile subscriber market segments in...

2014-08-05 23:01:32

Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has battled fierce tornadoes and incredible Hurricane Katrina surge. In his new book, "The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide," he shares the insight he has gained to teach others how to stay safe, and survive the storm. Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has released a new book titled “The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide.” It is currently available in paperback (76 pages) and on Kindle (83...

2014-08-05 12:37:03

DALLAS, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Meteorological & Weather Forecasting Systems Market by Application (Aviation, Marine, Military), by Weather System Types (Broadcasting, Satellite, Radars, Radiosonde), by Equipment (Barometer, Hygrometer, Anemometer), by Geography - Forecast & Analysis to 2014 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The Meteorological And Weather Forecasting Systems Market is estimated at $1.43 Billion in 2014 and is projected to...

2014-08-05 12:21:40

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HESCO Bastion Inc have been awarded the US Army Core of Engineers, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), contract for the supply of HESCO(R) Flood Lined units for the National Flood Fight Centre, Rock Island, Illinois. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/668231-a ) HESCO defensive barriers are best known for protecting soldiers from attack during deployment in conflict...

2014-08-04 12:23:03

AccuWeather provides Fire phone users with detailed and accurate weather information, including the new hyper-local MinuteCast STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, today announced it has launched an AccuWeather app for users of the new Amazon Fire phone available from the Amazon Appstore. The free app includes popular AccuWeather features, such as MinuteCast(®), the leading minute-by-minute weather...

2014-07-31 12:26:25

AccuWeather forecasts now available in Zambia through Facebook's Internet.org Free Basic Services app STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, today announced it has launched a free AccuWeather service for users of Facebook's new Internet.org app. The app from Facebook was first launched on July 31, 2014 in The Republic of Zambia in Southern Africa with more locations to follow, and the goal of making the...

2014-07-30 23:13:09

Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance will be one of a few member suppliers to attend the Accredited Snow Contractors Association’s annual Executive Summit, to be held August 7 – 9, 2014. After such an extreme winter, snow insurance will be on the minds of many in the industry. Liberty, MO (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Inc., the leading domestic broker of snow insurance and other snow-related risk management products, will be attending the...

2014-07-29 23:16:04

Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, has deployed an integrated Mass Notification System as part of a new flash-flood warning system for the Petra Archaeological Park area in Jordan. ATI Systems, in conjunction with Solutions Communications and Security Systems (SOLCOM) of Amman Jordan, is implementing this new flash-flood warning system as part of a project funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Boston, MA (PRWEB) July...

nuisance flooding
2014-07-29 05:25:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a technical report on Monday revealing that of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, eight are on the East Coast. Nuisance flooding causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, and is the result of rising sea levels. Such flooding has increased along all three US...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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