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Aug 22, 2019

Rising summer heat could soon endanger travelers on annual Muslim pilgrimage
Over two million Muslim travelers just finished the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, traveling during some of the country's hottest weather. New research finds pilgrims in future summers may have to endure heat and humidity extreme enough to endanger their health.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 21, 2019

Ocean temperatures turbocharge April tornadoes over Great Plains region
Do climate shifts influence tornados over North America? New research found that Pacific and Atlantic ocean temperatures in April can influence large-scale weather patterns as well as the frequency of tornadoes over the Great Plains region.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 21, 2019

Forecasting dusty conditions months in advance
A researcher has developed an advanced technique for forecasting dusty conditions months before they occur, promising transportation managers, climatologists and people suffering health issues much more time to prepare for dusty conditions.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 20, 2019

Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders
Researchers who rush in after storms to study the behavior of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an evolutionary impact on populations living in storm-prone regions, where aggressive spiders have the best odds of survival.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 19, 2019

Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts
The same artificial intelligence technique typically used in facial recognition systems could help improve prediction of hailstorms and their severity, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 15, 2019

Warmer winters are changing the makeup of water in Black Sea
Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change, according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 15, 2019

Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting
Operational models for severe weather forecasting predicted Hurricane Harvey would become a Category 1 hurricane in 2017. Instead, it became a massive Category 4 just before it made landfall, tying Hurricane Katrina for the costliest hurricane on record.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 12, 2019

Arctic sea-ice loss has 'minimal influence' on severe cold winter weather
The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change has only a 'minimal influence' on severe cold winter weather across Asia and North America, new research has shown.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 08, 2019

Persistent impacts of smoke plumes aloft
Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months. Scientists now explore implications for climate modeling, including models of nuclear winter and geoengineering.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 08, 2019

Over a century of Arctic sea ice volume reconstructed with help from historic ships' logs
A new study provides a 110-year record of the total volume of Arctic sea ice, using early US ships' voyages to verify the earlier part of the record. The current sea ice volume and rate of loss are unprecedented in the 110-year record.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 06, 2019

How the Pacific Ocean influences long-term drought in the Southwestern US
Analyzing the full life cycle of long-term droughts and how they relate to El Niño and La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean could eventually lead to better prediction of damaging, multiyear droughts in the Southwestern US.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 06, 2019

Hotter, wetter, dryer: Uptick in extreme weather, temps
Researchers have analyzed seasonal changes in water and energy balances over the Appalachian region. They forecast up to a 10-degree jump in average temperature, increased evaporation along mountain ridges, more frequent droughts and a rise in extreme events for the region.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 05, 2019

Is it safe to use an electric fan for cooling?
The safety and effectiveness of electric fans in heatwaves depend on the climate and basing public health advice on common weather metrics could be misleading, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 05, 2019

Twelve centuries of European summer droughts
Researchers have published a study exploring the association between summer temperature and drought across Europe placing recent drought in the context of the past 12 centuries. The study reveals that, throughout history, northern Europe has tended to get wetter and southern Europe to get drier during warmer periods.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2019

Machine learning helps predict if storms will cause power outages
Summer thunderstorms that knock out power grids are common around the world. Computer scientists and meteorologists applied machine learning to predict how damaging each particular storm will be.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 01, 2019

US infrastructure unprepared for increasing frequency of extreme storms
Current design standards for United States hydrologic infrastructure are unprepared for the increasing frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, meaning structures like retention ponds and dams will face more frequent and severe flooding, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 01, 2019

Ancient plankton help researchers predict near-future climate
Temperature data inferred from plankton fossils from the Pliocene, an era with CO2 levels similar to today's, allowed a team to rectify discrepancies between climate models and other proxy temperature measurements.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 31, 2019

Krypton reveals ancient water beneath the Israeli desert
Getting reliable precipitation data from the past has proven difficult, as is predicting regional changes for climate models in the present. A combination of isotope techniques may help resolve both.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 31, 2019

Animal friendships 'change with the weather' in the Masai Mara
When it comes to choosing which other species to hang out with, wild animals quite literally change their minds with the weather, a new study reveals. The findings could help conservationists better predict the risk of extinction faced by endangered species.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 29, 2019

Green infrastructure to manage more intense stormwater with climate change
Researchers are connecting climate change to stormwater management, with the goal of increasing resiliency to major storm events. In a new case study, researchers examine two distinct watersheds and demonstrate that even small decentralized stormwater management practices like rain gardens can make a big cumulative difference to the resiliency of a watershed, using predictive modeling to assess what climate change will demand of our future stormwater management systems.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 24, 2019

Climate change could revive medieval megadroughts in US Southwest
A new study provides the first comprehensive theory for why there were clusters of megadroughts in the American Southwest during Medieval times. The authors found that ocean temperature conditions plus high radiative forcing -- when Earth absorbs more sunlight than it radiates back into space -- play important roles in triggering megadroughts. The study suggests an increasing risk of future megadroughts in the American Southwest due to climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 22, 2019

Airborne lidar system poised to improve accuracy of climate change models
Researchers have developed a laser-based system that can be used for airborne measurement of important atmospheric gases with unprecedented accuracy and resolution. The ability to collect this data will help scientists better understand how these atmospheric gases affect the climate and could help improve climate change predictions.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 19, 2019

Smart irrigation model predicts rainfall to conserve water
A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. This could save 40 percent of the water consumed by more traditional methods, according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 17, 2019

Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements
Why did the oceans warm and cool at such different rates in the early 20th century? New research points to an answer both as mundane as a decimal point truncation and as complicated as global politics. Part history, part climate science, this research corrects decades of data and suggests that ocean warming occurred in a much more homogenous way.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 16, 2019

Tracking down climate change with radar eyes
Over the past 22 years, sea levels in the Arctic have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year. This is the conclusion of a research team after evaluating 1.5 billion radar measurements of various satellites using specially developed algorithms.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 16, 2019

Joshua trees facing extinction
They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this century.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 15, 2019

How much water do snowpacks hold? A better way to answer the question
Researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 09, 2019

A drier future sets the stage for more wildfires
November 8, 2018 was a dry day in Butte County, California. The state was in its sixth consecutive year of drought, and the county had not had a rainfall event producing more than a half inch of rain for seven months. The dry summer had parched the spring vegetation, and the strong northeasterly winds of autumn were gusting at 35 miles per hour and rising, creating red flag conditions: Any planned or unplanned fires could quickly get out of control.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 09, 2019

A clearer picture of global ice sheet mass
Fluctuations in the masses of the world's largest ice sheets carry important consequences for future sea level rise, but understanding the complicated interplay of atmospheric conditions, snowfall input and melting processes has never been easy to measure due to the sheer size and remoteness inherent to glacial landscapes.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 09, 2019

How much do climate fluctuations matter for global crop yields?
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study. This finding runs counter to a central pillar of the global agriculture system, which assumes that crop failures in geographically distant breadbasket regions such as the United States, China and Argentina are unrelated. The results also underscore the potential opportunity to manage such climate risks, which can be predicted using seasonal climate forecasts.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 08, 2019

Cave secrets unlocked to show past drought and rainfall patterns
Global trends in cave waters identify how stalagmites reveal past rainfall and drought patterns.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 08, 2019

Indian Ocean causes drought and heatwaves in South America
Researchers have revealed that atmospheric waves originating from convection over the Indian Ocean had a dramatic impact on climate conditions over South America and South Atlantic, leading to drought and marine heatwaves. Importantly, these conditions are not a one-off and are likely to happen again.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 02, 2019

Using artificial intelligence to better predict severe weather
When forecasting weather, meteorologists use a number of models and data sources to track shapes and movements of clouds that could indicate severe storms. However, with increasingly expanding weather data sets and looming deadlines, it is nearly impossible for them to monitor all storm formations -- especially smaller-scale ones -- in real time.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 02, 2019

Irrigated farming in Wisconsin's central sands cools the region's climate
Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one to three degrees Fahrenheit on average while increasing minimum temperatures up to four degrees compared to unirrigated farms or forests, new research shows. In all, irrigated farms experienced a three- to seven-degree smaller range in daily temperatures compared to other land uses. These effects persisted throughout the year.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 01, 2019

Researchers create worldwide solar energy model
For any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know the performance of photovoltaic (solar cell) systems at local, regional and global levels. Researchers have investigated and mapped the capacities of photovoltaic generation in the European countries in four different configurations: Rooftop, optimum tilt, tracking and delta configuration, and made the data openly available. The different configurations have a strong influence on the hourly difference between electricity demand and PV generation.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 27, 2019

Natural biodiversity protects rural farmers' incomes from tropical weather shocks
A big data study covering more than 7,500 households across 23 tropical countries shows that natural biodiversity could be effective insurance for rural farmers against drought and other weather-related shocks. Farmers in areas with greater biodiversity took less of an income hit from droughts than their peers who farmed amid less biodiversity.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 26, 2019

The water future of Earth's 'third pole'
One-seventh of the world's population depends on rivers flowing from Asia's high mountain ranges for water to drink and to irrigate crops. Rapid changes in the region's climate are likely to influence food and water security in India, Pakistan, China and other nations. NASA keeps a space-based eye on changes like these worldwide to better understand the future of our planet's water cycle.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 26, 2019

Computer scientists predict lightning and thunder with the help of artificial intelligence
Computer scientists are working on a system that is supposed to predict local thunderstorms more precisely than before.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 25, 2019

Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together
Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. A new theoretical study presents a new mechanism for the self-aggregation of storm clouds, a phenomenon, by which storm clouds bunch together in dense clusters. The researcher used methods from complexity science, and applied them to formerly established research in meteorology on the behavior of thunderstorm clouds.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 24, 2019

How trees affect the weather
New research find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions -- 'spending' precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the process, making droughts more intense.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 21, 2019

Northern lights' 'social networking' reveals true scale of magnetic storms
Magnetic disturbances caused by phenomena like the northern lights can be tracked by a 'social network' of ground-based instruments, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 20, 2019

Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance -- in the lab
Researchers bring diurnal and seasonal variations into the lab to test the performance of perovskite solar cells under realistic conditions.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 19, 2019

U.S. beekeepers lost over 40 percent of colonies last year, highest winter losses ever recorded
Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7 percent of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to preliminary results of the latest annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Maryland-led nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership. The survey results indicate winter losses of 37.7 percent, which is the highest winter loss reported since the survey began 13 years ago and 8.9 percentage points higher than the survey average.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 19, 2019

New evidence shows rapid response in the West Greenland landscape to Arctic climate shifts
Evidence from an Arctic ecosystem experiencing rapid climate change reveals surprisingly tight coupling of environmental responses to climate shifts. Links between abrupt climate change and environmental response have long been considered delayed or dampened by internal ecosystem dynamics, or only strong when climate shifts are large in magnitude. The research team presents evidence that climate shifts of even moderate magnitude can rapidly force strong, pervasive environmental changes across a high-latitude system.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 17, 2019

How climate change affects crops in India
Researchers found that the yields from grains such as millet, sorghum, and maize are more resilient to extreme weather in India; their yields vary significantly less due to year-to-year changes in climate and generally experience smaller declines during droughts. But yields from rice, India's main crop, experience larger declines during extreme weather conditions.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 17, 2019

'Self-healing' polymer brings perovskite solar tech closer to market
A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells (PSCs), report scientists. Adding a 'self-healing' polymer to the top of a PSC can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 14, 2019

No direct link between North Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast
A new study clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United States.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 13, 2019

Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a new tudy.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 12, 2019

Climate change benefits for giant petrels
Giant petrels will be 'temporary' winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region -- but males and females will benefit in very different ways, a new study shows.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 11, 2019

Skinny cod and grey seal reveals troubling changes to food web in the Baltic Sea
The prime predators of the Baltic Sea at the top of the food web are losing weight, according to a new study that links the deteriorating health of gray seals and cod with changes in bottom-living crustaceans, isopods and amphipods.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 10, 2019

Mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data
Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? Years of Southern Ocean data have explained the phenomenon, helping oceanographers to better predict these features and study their role in global ocean cycles.

Science Daily Weather
Jun 05, 2019

Honey bee colonies down by 16 percent
An international survey finds that the number of honey bee colonies fell by 16 percent in the winter of 2017-18 across 38 countries.

Science Daily Weather
May 31, 2019

Community impacts from extreme weather shape climate beliefs
A new study finds that how our community or neighborhood fares in an extreme storm or flood may have a stronger, more lasting effect on climate beliefs than individual losses do.

Science Daily Weather
May 28, 2019

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes
Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the jet stream, a major air current over the Northern Hemisphere.

Science Daily Weather
May 21, 2019

New lidar instruments peer skyward for clues on weather and climate
Researchers have developed a set of diode-based lidar instruments that could help fill important gaps in meteorological observations and fuel a leap in understanding, modeling and predicting weather and climate.

Science Daily Weather
May 20, 2019

Can a hands-on model help forest stakeholders fight tree disease?
An aggressive new strain of sudden oak death, a disease that's killed millions of trees, has turned up in Oregon, posing a threat to timber production. Scientists are using a 3D model called Tangible Landscape to help stakeholders work together to find ways to contain the disease's spread.

Science Daily Weather
May 16, 2019

Nearly a quarter of West Antarctic ice is now unstable
In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
May 15, 2019

Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a new study. The study will help improve predictions of how the climate will respond to future high-latitude volcanic eruptions.

Science Daily Weather
May 06, 2019

'Impossible' research produces 400-year El Niño record, revealing startling changes
Coral experts around the world said it was impossible to extract a multi-century record of El Niño events. But now a persistent effort has produced the world's first 400-year long record of El Niño events. And the changes researchers have found to El Niños in recent decades are startling.

Science Daily Weather
May 06, 2019

Banana disease boosted by climate change
Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows.

Science Daily Weather
May 06, 2019

The winter weather window that is costing rapeseed growers millions
Rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 30, 2019

New forecasting system alerts residents of New Delhi about unhealthy air
A new air quality forecasting system has begun providing reliable forecasts of fine particulate matter for residents of New Delhi and other heavily polluted areas of India. The technology may be adapted for air quality forecasts in the US and other parts of the world.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 30, 2019

Excessive rainfall as damaging to corn yield as extreme heat, drought
Recent flooding in the Midwest has brought attention to the complex agricultural problems associated with too much rain. Data from the past three decades suggest that excessive rainfall can affect crop yield as much as excessive heat and drought. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team linked crop insurance, climate, soil and corn yield data from 1981 through 2016.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 29, 2019

For low-income countries, climate action pays off by 2050
A new study shows that beyond the benefits of reduced extreme weather in the long term, global mitigation efforts would also lower oil prices in coming decades, resulting in a significant economic boon for most poorer countries.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 25, 2019

Human-caused climate change played limited role in Beijing's 2013 'airpocalypse'
Although the particulate matter that filled the winter skies resulted from both human and natural emissions, a new study concludes that human-caused climate change played only a minor role in the air's stagnation.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 24, 2019

'Catastrophic' breeding failure at one of world's largest emperor penguin colonies
Researchers studying hi-res satellite imagery have discovered that emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 24, 2019

Geography study finds hot days lead to wildfires
Geography researchers found that temperature was a better predictor of wildfire than humidity, rainfall, moisture content of the vegetation and soil and other weather factors.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 16, 2019

What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the global climate system.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 16, 2019

Climate change to blame for Hurricane Maria's extreme rainfall
Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 16, 2019

Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that as human-caused global warming increases, monsoon rain and wind will become more intense -- but weather data collected in the region shows that rainfall has actually declined over the past 50 years.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 15, 2019

Predictability limit: Scientists find bounds of weather forecasting
In the future, weather forecasts that provide storm warnings and help us plan our daily lives could come up to five days sooner before reaching the limits of numerical weather prediction, scientists said.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 15, 2019

Climate change could undermine children's education and development in the tropics
A new study concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 15, 2019

North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 12, 2019

Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 11, 2019

New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics
Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows. Not only will this discovery be important for agriculture, aviation and weather prediction, but it will also be vital for climate change research and associated sea-level rise, as accurate prediction of katabatic surface wind profiles over large ice sheets and glaciers is critical in energy balance of melting ice.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 11, 2019

Warm winds in autumn could strain Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf
New research shows that the Larsen C ice shelf -- the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica -- experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017. The study, spanning 35 years from 1982 to 2017, quantifies how much of this additional melting is due to warm, dry air currents called foehn winds that originate high in the peninsula's central mountain range.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 10, 2019

Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans
Scientists used satellite data to map the Houston-Galveston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey to understand why the flooding was so severe and widespread.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 09, 2019

New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth's outer radiation belt.

Science Daily Weather
Apr 08, 2019

Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 27, 2019

Cities under pressure in changing climate
Experts highlight the challenge we face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities' resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 27, 2019

Arctic warming contributes to drought
According to new research, changes similar to those after the ice age 10,000 years ago could be in store today because a warming Arctic weakens the temperature difference between the tropics and the poles. This, in turn, results in less precipitation, weaker cyclones and weaker mid-latitude westerly wind flow -- a recipe for prolonged drought.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 26, 2019

Cold water currently slowing fastest Greenland glacier
NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years, has made an unexpected about-face. The glacier is still adding to global sea level rise, but at a slower rate.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 25, 2019

Antarctic snowfall dominated by a few extreme snowstorms
A new study reveals the importance of a small number of intense storms around Antarctica in controlling the amount of snow falling across the continent.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 22, 2019

Climate changes make some aspects of weather forecasting increasingly difficult
The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study. The study, focusing on weather forecasts in the northern hemisphere spanning 3-10 days ahead, concludes that the greatest uncertainty increase will be regarding summer downfalls, of critical importance when it comes to our ability to predict and prepare for flooding.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 20, 2019

Arctic sea ice 2019 wintertime extent is seventh lowest
Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter. The 2019 wintertime extent reached on March 13 ties with 2007's as the 7th smallest extent of winter sea ice in the satellite record, according to scientists.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 20, 2019

Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes
Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk, new research shows.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 20, 2019

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine
High performance computing has revealed in detail how liquid droplets combine, in a development with applications such as improving 3D printing technologies or the forecasting of thunderstorms.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 12, 2019

Climate Change: Heat-induced heart attack risk on the rise
Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the number one cause of death worldwide. A new study shows that the risk of suffering a heat-induced heart attack has increased significantly in recent years. During the same period of time, no comparable changes in cold weather heart attack risks have been recorded.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 12, 2019

Coal power stations disrupt rainfall: Global study
Modern coal-fired power stations produce more ultrafine dust particles than road traffic and can even modify and redistribute rainfall patterns, a new 15-year international study shows. The study indicates filtration systems on modern coal-fired power stations are the biggest source of ultrafine particles and can have considerable impacts on climate in several ways.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 11, 2019

Hot or cold, rural residents more vulnerable to extreme temperatures
A study in China's Zheijiang Province shows that people in China's rural communities are more vulnerable to both hot and cold temperature extremes than people living in urban areas.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 07, 2019

It's raining on the Greenland ice -- in the winter
Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, says a new study. Some parts of the ice sheet are even receiving rain in winter -- a phenomenon that will spread as climate continues to warm, say the researchers.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 06, 2019

Good news! Europe's electric grid will still work even as the world crumbles
Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy. New research suggests that these electricity systems should work almost equally well in both historical and future European climates despite changing weather patterns.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 05, 2019

Weather-responsive intersections could ease traffic congestion
Cities could ease congestion and improve safety during snowstorms by tweaking the timing of traffic lights to take road conditions into account.

Science Daily Weather
Mar 04, 2019

A faster, more accurate way to monitor drought
A new drought monitoring method allows scientists to identify the onset of drought sooner, meaning conservation or remediation measures could be put into place sooner. The new method uses thermal stress -- the difference between air and surface temperatures at a site -- as a drought indicator.

Science Daily Weather
Feb 28, 2019

2015-2016 El Niño triggered disease outbreaks across globe
The 2015-2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered regional disease outbreaks throughout the world, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Feb 25, 2019

Tweets tell scientists how quickly we normalize unusual weather
What kinds of weather do people find remarkable, when does that change, and what does that say about the public's perception of climate change? A study examined those questions through the lens of more than 2 billion US Twitter posts.

Science Daily Weather
Feb 22, 2019

Predicting the monsoon a year ahead
With average precipitation of 35 inches per four-month season over an area encompassing most of the Indian subcontinent, the South Asia summer monsoon is intense, only partly understood, and notoriously difficult to predict. Until now.

Science Daily Weather
Feb 18, 2019

Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new study finds.

Science Daily Weather
Feb 15, 2019

Surprise findings turn up the temperature on the study of vernalization
Researchers have uncovered new evidence about the agriculturally important process of vernalization in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging weather fluctuations.

Science Daily Weather
Feb 14, 2019

Artificial intelligence to boost Earth system science
A new study shows that artificial intelligence can substantially improve our understanding of the climate and the Earth system.

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