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Tropical Depression Nilam Blankets Southern India Seen By NASA
2012-11-02 06:50:41

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center After Tropical Cyclone Nilam made landfall in southeastern India NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and saw the storm's clouds blanket the entire southern portion of the country from Chennai southward. On Nov. 1 at 05:50 UTC (1:50 a.m. EDT), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Nilam. The MODIS image showed that Nilam's clouds...

Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Seek Official Status
2012-09-20 19:06:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new variety of cloud is attempting to be officially added to the classification system after first being discovered in 1951. Meteorologists and "cloudspotters" are looking to formally add undulatus asperatus clouds, or "agitated waves," to the official list of cloud species. The clouds look like a fluffy blanket that cover part or all of the sky. The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva has the...

Predictions Put To The Test By Climate Scientists
2012-09-19 08:21:49

A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades and on sub-continental scales. Climate-prediction models show skills in forecasting climate trends over time spans of greater than 30 years and at the geographical scale of continents, but they deteriorate when applied to shorter time frames and smaller geographical regions, a new study has found....

2012-08-24 23:00:14

The current drought crisis has prompted the World Meteorological Organization to push for international adoption of drought-management policies. Genuine Bio-Fuel´s proprietary technology offers a solution to create green energy without using water or adding harmful effects to the environment. Indiantown, Florida (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the effects of the drought gripping the United States countryside is also trickling to global...

Global Temperatures On The Rise
2011-11-30 07:00:38

The UN´s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued a new report, the annual World Meteorological Organization Statement on the Status of the Global Climate. The report was released Nov. 29 in Durban, South Africa at an international climate conference. The report states that 2011 was the tenth warmest year on record and the surface temperatures were higher than any previous year with a La Nina event, which has a cooling effect. The report also notes that the incidence of...

Greenhouse Gases Reach Record Highs, WMO Reports
2011-11-22 06:15:52

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide levels reached record highs in 2010, surpassing what experts had previously called the worst-case scenario for these greenhouse gases, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Monday. The WMO, which is the U.N.'s weather agency, reported that CO2 levels increased by 2.3 parts per million, to 389 ppm, from 2009 to last year, according to Reuters reporter Tom Miles. That single-year increase exceeds the average for both the 1990s...

Climate Change Has Already Boosted Heat Waves And Rainfall
2011-11-19 06:12:09

According to a report by U.N. scientists, man-made climate change has already boosted heat waves and flood-provoking rainfall and is likely to contribute to future natural disasters. It said that the toll from these extreme weather events will depend as much on the measures taken to protect populations and property as the violence of nature's outbursts. The report is the U.N.'s first comprehensive review of global warming's impact on weather extremes and how best to manage them. "We...

2011-09-09 14:00:00

Nobel Laureate Dr. John Byrne will share his thoughts on climate change at the Lunch for Hungry Minds program, September 22 at the University City Science Centerâs new Quorum space. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Is climate change as critical as the economic downturn? Nobel Laureate Dr. John Byrne will share his thoughts at the Lunch for Hungry Minds program, September 22 at the University City Science Centerâs new Quorum space. Dr. Byrne shares the...

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2011-08-11 12:29:40

According to MIT researchers, the most recent global climate report fails to capture the reality of the changing Arctic seascape. The researchers said the most recent global climate report fails to capture trends in Arctic sea-ice thinning and drift, and in some cases substantially underestimates these trends.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report estimates that an ice-free Arctic summer by the year 2100. However, Pierre Rampal, a postdoc in...

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2011-06-14 08:25:00

A United Nations report released Tuesday calls for fast action on reducing emissions of black carbon, ground level ozone and methane to help limit near term global temperature rise preventing the Earth from overheating, reports AFP. Fast action could also reduce losses of mountain glaciers and reduce projected warming in the Arctic over the coming decades by as much as two thirds. Cutting out these pollutants now could also boost global food output and save millions of human lives lost to...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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