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Saturn’s Jet Stream Process Revealed By Cassini
2012-06-26 04:35:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed just how Saturn's jet streams work, according to a new study published in the journal Icarus. Scientists have been trying to understand the mechanism that drives Saturn's jet streams, which blow faster in other places, and churn east and west across the planet. The jet streams in Saturn's atmosphere slice across the face of the planet and are visible to the human eye, and also visible at altitudes detectable by...

Big Story Weather Tropical Update
2012-06-23 04:00:49

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly This morning, residents of the Southern Gulf are waking up to a tropical system that could be named Tropical Storm Debby today. The system is about 120 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula. There is still a lot of concern for this system to start with a Northward track and then slowly drift to the west towards the LA coastline and then a strong shift west into Southern Texas for landfall later in the week. However, there is also another situation where...

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2012-06-22 03:00:35

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story weather from June 21: The heat along the East Coast was the major weather story from yesterday, with places like Baltimore/DC getting into the upper 90´s along with New York and Boston. Southeast Michigan was the location of strong wind damage associated with the frontal boundary that moved through the area. Big Story Weather for June 22: The heat will still be found along the coast from Maryland into Virginia and parts of New...

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2012-06-21 03:00:34

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 20: Heavy rain and scattered storms were seen from Minnesota to the Great Lakes, with places in Minnesota receiving well over 4 inches of rain. Damaging hail and wind was reported from the Panhandle of Texas all the way north into the Great Lakes region.  The second major story was the heat along the East Coast and the Mid Atlantic where places around DC and Baltimore hit the upper 90´s with heat indexes well...

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2012-06-18 03:00:06

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 15-17: On Friday there was a tornado reported in Eastern Colorado. There were also multiple hail reports, with the largest report coming from the Miami, Florida area at an estimated 3 inches in size. The strongest wind report was estimated at 82 mph near the station of KQMG in New Mexico. As for Saturday ,the tornado count was estimated at one in Southeast Colorado northeast of Pritchett. The largest hail stones on the day...

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2012-06-15 03:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 14: A few tornadoes were reported in Kansas and Colorado yesterday. There was significant wind damage all the way from Minnesota southwestward back into Oklahoma and Texas. A second area of strong thunderstorms developed along the Northern Gulf Coast from Florida and traveled all the way over into Louisiana. The storms in Alabama did significant damage to homes and trees. The largest hail report came from Nebraska with hail...

2012-06-14 10:31:05

Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA´s Magnetosphereic Multiscale mission (MMS). The delivery comprised four flight subsystems and one flight spare unit. The prime contractor Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) partnered with Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer (HPCA) as part of the MMS instrument suite. When it launches...

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2012-06-11 03:00:25

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from June 8-10: The major event over the weekend was the rain, and lots of it. Places from Mississippi to Florida experienced the wet weather. Here are a few estimated reports: Southeast Mississippi along the Gulf Coast 3.57 inches as of midnight Sunday night, and with it raining again this morning, it will only continue to add up. Mobile Alabama estimated at over 10 inches. The biggest rainfall amounts come out of the panhandle of...

Aqua Satellite Captures Views Of Maryland's Severe Weather Outbreak
2012-06-08 09:21:25

[ Watch the Video ] On Friday, June 1, 2012 severe weather generated 9 weak tornadoes across Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. As the system that generated them approached, NASA's Aqua satellite gathered information about power behind it. NASA also created an animation of the severe weather as it was seen from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided both a visible and an infrared...


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Weather Education - Air Mass Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 10:30:47

Air mass thunderstorms are found in marine time tropical air. In short they are also known as MT Thunderstorms. Air mass thunderstorms represent what is known as the common three stage thunderstorm development. This means that an air mass thunderstorm goes through the stages of Cumulus which is represented by the updrafts only being present; secondly it moves into the mature stage where it has both updrafts and downdrafts; finally it goes into the dissipating stage where you see only the...

Weather Education - Orographic Thunderstorms
2013-01-13 09:40:16

Orographic thunderstorms are formed when the air is pushed up a mountain side. This type of thunderstorm is found only on the windward side of a mountain range. In the United States we would find these types of thunderstorms on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and also on the western slopes of the Appalachians. Things that make this thunderstorm important: First of all they only form in certain geographical places on the earth as mentioned above. But they can form anywhere in the...

El Nino Update July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 11:03:00

Say it’s not so, but we could be very well on the verge of entering into an EL-Nino cycle soon. How soon? The latest forecast issued by the Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of seeing EL-Nino this year now at 61% with the favorable time period pointing towards the 3rd quarter (July-September).  What does this mean to you? Well it all depends on where you’re living as EL-Nino has a wide array of impacts that are different everywhere around the globe. Here are a few...

ENSO Impacts on Baltimore Tornado Count
2012-12-29 12:12:03

ENSO has an impact on the severe weather across the United States.  As we look at the above graph we see that the area of Baltimore is impacted by ENSO and its tornado count. The stats are for the described years to the left of each bar. During a La-Nina the tornado count picks up for the region; within 50 miles of the city up to 9 tornadoes occurred during the 2000 event. The 2010 EL-Nino set into the region and the tornado count dropped to around 4 tornadoes within 50 miles of the...

Weather Report For July 27-29, 2012
2012-07-30 11:15:32

Three big weather events from this past weekend included the heat wave and also the severe weather that struck. First, the heat that is being, and has been, felt in the Southern Plains is on the average of 10-15 degrees above the average for many places, along with that is the Heat Index values that have been surpassing the 100-110 range. The second big impact of the weekend was the severe weather that went through PA/NY/NJ where there were confirmed tornadoes and the damage has put...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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