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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

'Atmospheric Rivers' Associated With California Flooding Also Common in the Southeast

Feb. 22, 2017 — Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The new Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 is working and successfully sending data back to ... read more

Malaria Control Efforts Can Benefit from Forecasting Using Satellites

Feb. 7, 2017 — Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the ... read more

A Future for Skiing in a Warmer World

Feb. 1, 2017 — As the world struggles to make progress to limit climate change, researchers are finding ways to adapt to warmer winter temperatures -- by developing environmentally friendly ways of producing ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather ... read more

A Crab's Eye View of Rising Tides in a Changing World

Jan. 25, 2017 — Coastal ecosystems and aquifers will be greatly affected by climate change, not only from rising temperatures and more volatile weather, including changes in precipitation patterns, but also from sea ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have succeeded in documenting an extremely rare case of evolutionary adaptation "in action" among wild snow voles. The selective pressure triggered by several consecutive ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Aquatic ecologists, climate scientists and environmental historians in New England recount their many-layered, multidisciplinary investigation into the catastrophic effects of the 1815 eruption of ... read more

Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

Jan. 18, 2017 — The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no ... read more

Three Questions Climate Science Must Answer

Jan. 17, 2017 — In a new article, experts outline three key questions that are needed to direct the next generation of climate ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — SMAP's first year of observational data has now been analyzed and is providing some significant surprises that will help in the modeling of climate, forecasting of weather, and monitoring of ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — Researchers have concluded that the most likely cause of a giant dust storm that struck the Middle East in 2015 was climate and unusual weather rather than ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — A new study provides important details on the extent of sea ice, which can protect ice shelves from the impacts of ocean storms, in the Antarctic ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have proposed in-orbit reference datasets for calibrating weather satellites. A recent presentation demonstrated that using these references reduced errors in microwave and infrared ... read more

Jan. 6, 2017 — The frequency of large-scale tornado outbreaks is increasing in the United States, particularly when it comes to the most extreme events, according to new ... read more

Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms

Jan. 5, 2017 — New research shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — One of the world's largest ocean circulation systems may not be as stable as today's weather models predict, according to a new study. In fact, changes in the Atlantic Meridional ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — Physics students have captured breathtaking images of Earth's stratosphere using a high altitude weather balloon. The unmanned balloon and sensor payload reached an altitude of 23.6 kilometers, ... read more

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