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NASA Sees System 91S Struggling
2014-01-31 14:20:56

NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared data on System 91S in the Mozambique Channel that showed a system battered by wind shear, stretched out, with broken convection.

Global Warming Driving Severe Thunderstorms
2013-09-24 09:36:10

The risk of severe thunderstorms capable of producing extreme amounts of precipitation and tornadoes is expected to increase in the US, according to new research.

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2012-12-20 09:51:13

Cyclone Evan is now far south of Fiji and wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures have been taking their toll on the storm and weakening it.

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2010-09-10 06:45:00

The active hurricane season could get even busier due to the strengthening of the La Nina climate system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in an update on Thursday.

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2010-07-31 07:23:35

Gray Creech of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center can remember August 2, 1985, as if it was yesterday.

2010-03-02 09:13:00

DENVER, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The German Weather Service (DWD) has signed a contract with Selex Systems Integration GmbH to deliver a Low Level Wind Shear Alert System (LLWAS) for the Frankfurt and Munich, Germany airports.

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2009-12-16 08:02:35

New climate research reveals how wind shear -- the same atmospheric conditions that cause bumpy airplane rides -- affects how pollution contributes to isolated thunderstorm clouds.

2008-11-03 15:00:13

DENVER, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has purchased a WindTracer(R) lidar system from Lockheed Martin , which is being tested at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

2008-03-24 01:56:49

Atmospheric waves that ripple through clouds could spin up tornadoes when a thunderstorm gets in the way, new research shows. Tornadoes generally form in the late spring when warming temperatures make the air unstable (though they've been known to pop up at other times of the year). The classic tornado-forming scenario features a layer of warm, moist air trapped under a layer of cold, dry air.


Latest Wind shear Reference Libraries

Weather Map Identification
2012-07-17 21:51:43

It is very important to understand what you are looking at when working with weather maps. In the image above we are looking at surface wind barbs. Surface wind barbs help us to identify which direction the wind is blowing and also the speed of the wind. If we look in the Northern Gulf of Mexico just to the south of Mississippi we see a wind barb in blue. This wind barb is from the East and it has two full wind barbs which tells us the wind is from the East at 20kts. If you look along...

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2009-07-18 14:50:11

Wind Shear (windshear, wind gradient) is described as difference in wind speed and direction over a short distance in the atmosphere. Wind shear is broken down into vertical and horizontal components. Horizontal wind shear is seen across weather fronts and near coastal regions. A vertical wind shear is found near the surface, or at upper levels of the atmosphere. Wind shear is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs over short distances, although it can be associated with larger scale cold...

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2009-07-04 15:10:05

Cirrus clouds are thin wisplike strands, sometimes accompanied by patches. Their shape and arrangement lead to their common name of "mare's tail". These clouds can be so extensive that they are virtually identical to one another and hard to tell apart. Sometimes high altitude convection produces another form of cirrus called cirrocumulus. Many cirrus clouds produce hair-like filaments made of heavy ice crystals that precipitate from them. This precipitation often indicates the difference in...

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