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Dec 12, 2018

Climate change imperils Midwest ag production
A new study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 12, 2018

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide
More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe -- triggering both wet and dry records, a new study shows. Yet there are big differences between regions: The central and Eastern US, northern Europe and northern Asia have experienced heavy rainfall events that have led to severe floods in recent past. In contrast, most African regions have seen an increased frequency of months with a lack of rain.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 12, 2018

Declining snowpack over Western US mapped at a finer scale
Researchers mapped the changes in snow mass from 1982 to 2016 onto a grid of squares 2.5-miles on a side over the entire contiguous U.S. Grid size for previous studies was about 40 miles on a side. Since 1982, some parts of the West have a 41 percent reduction in the yearly maximum mass of snow.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 11, 2018

Warming, sea-ice loss: Arctic Report Card tracks region's environmental changes
NOAA's annual report card on the Arctic, released today, shows that the Arctic region experienced the second-warmest air temperatures ever recorded; the second-lowest overall sea-ice coverage; lowest recorded winter ice in the Bering Sea; and earlier plankton blooms due to early melting of sea ice in the Bering Sea.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 10, 2018

How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come back north in the spring. Researchers came to this conclusion using data from 143 weather radar stations to estimate the altitude, density, and direction birds took during spring and autumn migrations over several years.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 10, 2018

A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a new study, the response of the Great Barrier Reef to extreme temperatures in 2017 was markedly different to one year earlier, following two back-to-back bouts of coral bleaching.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 06, 2018

Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire
Atmospheric scientists have documented a rare firenado, finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. These observations may help forecasters and scientists identify -- and potentially warn - for future destructive fire-generated vortices.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 05, 2018

Wind power vulnerable to climate change in India
The warming of the Indian Ocean, caused by global climate change, may be causing a slow decline in wind power potential in India, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Dec 03, 2018

Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change
The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 30, 2018

Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change
Researchers examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this type of extreme weather determines how soils respond to future climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 29, 2018

Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths
Researchers are looking at the effects of climate change on human health, and the implications for society.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 28, 2018

Researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance
A prediction lead time of about 2 to 5 weeks is sorely lacking in current forecasting capabilities for severe weather. Atmospheric scientists now demonstrate the ability to make skillful predictions of severe weather across the Plains and southeastern United States, including hail and tornadoes, in that coveted ''subseasonal'' time scale. To do it, they use a reliable tropical weather pattern called the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which can influence weather in distant parts of the Earth.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 26, 2018

Extreme heat increasing in both summer and winter
A new study shows extreme heat events both in the summer and in the winter are increasing across the US and Canada, while extreme cold events in summer and winter are declining.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 25, 2018

New federal climate assessment for U.S. released
A new federal report finds that climate change is affecting the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, and human health and welfare across the U.S. and its territories.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 20, 2018

Responses of waterbirds to climate change is linked to their preferred wintering habitats
A new scientific article shows that 25 European waterbird species can change their wintering areas depending on winter weather. Warm winters allow them to shift their wintering areas northeastwards, whereas cold spells push birds southwestwards.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 16, 2018

Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days
Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of annual precipitation falling in 11 days.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 14, 2018

Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those hurricanes were to occur in a future world that is warmer than present, those storms would have even more rainfall and stronger winds.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 14, 2018

Houston's urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey
Researchers found that Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Houston's risk for extreme flooding was 21 times greater due to urbanization. The results highlight the human role in extreme weather events and the need to consider urban and suburban development when calculating hurricane risk.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 14, 2018

Climate control of Earth's critical zone
New research by geoscientists shines a light on this hidden world from ridgetops to valley floors and shows how rainfall shapes the part of our planet that is just beyond where we can see.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 13, 2018

Warmer winter temperatures linked to increased crime
Milder winter weather increased regional crime rates in the United States over the past several decades, according to new research that suggests crime is related to temperature's effect on daily activities.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 13, 2018

Arctic sea ice: Simulation versus observation
As an indicator of the impacts of climate change, Arctic sea ice is hard to beat. Scientists have observed the frozen polar ocean advance and retreat at this most sensitive region of the Earth over decades for insight on the potential ripple effects on assorted natural systems: global ocean circulation, surrounding habitats and ecosystems, food sources, sea levels and more.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 12, 2018

Kawasaki disease: One disease, multiple triggers
Researchers have evidence that Kawasaki Disease (KD) does not have a single cause. By studying weather patterns and geographical distributions of patients in San Diego, the research team determined that this inflammatory disease likely has multiple environmental triggers influenced by a combination of temperature, precipitation and wind patterns.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 08, 2018

UK wine-making areas to rival Champagne revealed
New research identifies areas of the UK which could rival the Champagne region of France. Climate and viticulture experts identified nearly 35,000 hectares of prime viticultural land for new and expanding vineyards -- much of it in Kent, Sussex and East Anglia. As climate change drives warmer growing season temperatures in England and Wales, this new viticulture suitability model allows, for the first time, an objective and informed rapid assessment of land at local, regional and national scales.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 06, 2018

Undeterred, Gulf fish spawn despite hurricane
Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn't kill the mood for coastal fish -- and that's good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme weather patterns threaten to bring more and larger storms to the Gulf Coast, new findings show some important fish species are able to continue spawning even in a severe storm.

Science Daily Weather
Nov 05, 2018

How to reduce the impact of shipping vessel noise on fish? Slow them down
One concern with the increase vessel transits in the western Canadian Arctic is how noise pollution can detrimentally affect marine animals. Researchers have found that the negative impact of noise from shipping vessels can be mitigated by reducing the ship's speed.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 31, 2018

Controlling future summer weather extremes still within our grasp
Continued burning of fossil fuels is likely to fuel even more extreme summers than that of 2018 because of its impact on the jet stream. The rapid disappearance of aerosols produced by pollution may, however, mitigate the impact until mid-century if countries like China phase out these fuels, according to scientists using climate models to predict changes in the occurrence of so-called Quasi-Resonant Amplification (QRA) events associated with persistent weather extremes.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 30, 2018

Commercial shellfish landings decline likely linked to environmental factors
Researchers studying the sharp decline between 1980 and 2010 in documented landings of the four most commercially-important bivalve mollusks -- eastern oysters, northern quahogs, softshell clams and northern bay scallops -- have identified the causes. Warming ocean temperatures associated with a positive shift in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), which led to habitat degradation including increased predation, are the key reasons for the decline of these four species in estuaries and bays from Maine to North Carolina.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 29, 2018

Bigger = better: Big bees fly better in hotter temps than smaller ones do
Larger tropical stingless bees fly better in hot conditions than smaller bees do and larger size may help certain species better tolerate high body temperatures. The findings run contrary to the temperature-size 'rule,' which suggests that insects that rely on the external environment to control their temperature are larger in cold climates and smaller in hot ones.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 24, 2018

Annual dead-zone report card for the Chesapeake Bay, U.S.
An annual model-based report on low-oxygen conditions in Chesapeake Bay during 2018 indicates a total volume of 'hypoxic' waters very similar to the previous year, but with a dramatic drop in hypoxia during late July due to mixing by strong winds. The duration of hypoxia in 2018 was greater than in recent years.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 22, 2018

Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show a large increase in both precipitation and runoff extremes driven by both human activity and climate change. They also found that storm runoff has a stronger response than precipitation to human-induced changes (climate change, land-use land-cover changes, etc).

Science Daily Weather
Oct 18, 2018

Climate stress will make cities more vulnerable
The fall of Angkor has long puzzled historians, archaeologists and scientists, but now a research team is one step closer to discovering what led to the city's demise -- and it comes with a warning for modern urban communities.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 17, 2018

Bursting the clouds for better communication
We live in an age of long-range information. Research is turning towards the use of lasers which have several advantages. However, this new technology faces a major problem: clouds. Due to their density, clouds stop the laser beams and scramble the transfer of information. Researchers have now devised an ultra-hot laser that creates a temporary hole in the cloud, which lets the laser beam containing the information pass through.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 17, 2018

School students identify sounds caused by solar storm
School students have successfully identified sounds caused by a solar storm in the Earth's magnetic shield. The group of students identified a series of waves whose pitch decreased over the course of several days. They found that this event occurred after a Coronal Mass Ejection or 'solar storm' caused a great disturbance to Earth's space environment.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 16, 2018

Antarctic ice shelf 'sings' as winds whip across its surface
Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab's surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic 'tones' scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 15, 2018

Predicting an El Niño or La Niña year 17 months in advance
El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) leads to extreme climatic variations called El Niño and La Niña that cause dangerous weather conditions in many regions throughout the world. Currently, a reliable forecast of the ENSO phases can be made about a year beforehand. This study details a novel method that allows for the accurate forecast of its phases up to 17 months in advance.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 10, 2018

All eyes on Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Oct. 10, as a major Category 4 storm -- the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region. Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on Michael from space.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 09, 2018

'Sentinels of the sea' at risk from changing climate
Climate change's effect on coastal ecosystems is very likely to increase mortality risks of adult oyster populations in the next 20 years.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 04, 2018

Scientists develop a new way to remotely measure Earth's magnetic field
By zapping a layer of meteor residue in the atmosphere with ground-based lasers, scientists are getting a new view of Earth's magnetic field.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 04, 2018

More wet and dry weather extremes projected with global warming
Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a new study. Those extremes include more frequent dry spells in the northwestern, central and southern United States and in Mexico, and more frequent heavy rainfall events in south Asia, the Indochinese Peninsula and southern China.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 03, 2018

A warmer spring leads to less plant growth in summer
Due to climate change, springtime growth begins earlier each year. Up to now, it was thought that this phenomenon was slowing climate change. However, as evaluations of satellite data have now shown, the opposite is the case.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 02, 2018

Global warming increases wildfire potential damages in Mediterranean Europe
Anthropogenic warming will increase the burned areas due fires in Mediterranean Europe, and the increase of the burned area could be reduced by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC. The higher the warming level is, the larger the increase of the burned area is.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 01, 2018

Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics
Experiencing extreme weather is not enough to convince climate change skeptics than humans are damaging the environment, a new study shows.

Science Daily Weather
Oct 01, 2018

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times
Researchers have obtained data from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 27, 2018

2018 Arctic summertime sea ice minimum extent tied for sixth lowest on record
Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2018 lowest extent on Sept. 19 and again on Sept. 23, 2018. Analysis of satellite data showed that, at 1.77 million square miles (4.59 million square kilometers), 2018 effectively tied with 2008 and 2010 for the sixth lowest summertime minimum extent in the satellite record.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 26, 2018

Carbon monoxide poisonings after storms
Severe weather events, such as summer hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter snow storms often result in widespread and prolonged power outages, interrupting essential household functions, including home heating. An emergency medicine physician addresses the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with furnaces and generators used in such conditions.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 26, 2018

More persistent weather patterns in US linked to Arctic warming
Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, generally have increased in the United States, perhaps due to rapid Arctic warming, according to a new study. Persistent weather conditions can lead to weather extremes such as drought, heat waves, prolonged cold and storms that can cost millions of dollars in damage and disrupt societies and ecosystems, the study says.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 24, 2018

How will climate change stress the power grid? Hint: Look at dew point temperatures
A new study suggests the power industry is underestimating how climate change could affect the long-term demand for electricity in the United States. The research describes the limitations of prediction models used by electricity providers and regulators for medium- and long-term energy forecasting. It outlines a new model that includes key climate predictors that researchers say present a more accurate view of how climate change will alter future electricity demands.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 24, 2018

National parks bear the brunt of climate change
Human-caused climate change has exposed US national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new study quantifying for the first time the magnitude of climate change on all 417 parks in the system. Without action to limit greenhouse gas emissions, many small mammals and plants may be brought to the brink of extinction by the end of the century, the study shows.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 21, 2018

Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones
Scientists have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme weather events.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 20, 2018

NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
Scientists share mesmerizing new images of electric blue clouds from NASA's PMC Turbo balloon mission that flew in over the Arctic in July 2018.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 19, 2018

Diverse forests are stronger against drought
Researchers report that forests with trees that employ a high diversity of traits related to water use suffer less of an impact from drought. The results, which expand on previous work that looked at individual tree species' resilience based on hydraulic traits, lead to new research directions on forest resilience and inform forest managers working to rebuild forests after logging or wildfire.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 18, 2018

A key to climate stabilization could be buried deep in the mud
While scientists fear that rising temperatures could unleash a 'bomb' of carbon from Earth's soil carbon reservoirs, a new study suggests these reservoirs might actually be more stable than predicted.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 17, 2018

Tropics are widening as predicted by climate models, research finds
Scientists have observed for years that Earth's tropics are widening in connection with complex changes in climate and weather patterns. But in recent years, it appeared the widening was outpacing what models predicted, suggesting other factors were at work. But a new paper finds that the most up-to-date models and the best data match up reasonably well.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 17, 2018

More than 4 billion birds stream overhead during fall migration
Using cloud computing and data from 143 weather radar stations across the continental United States, researchers can now estimate how many birds migrate through the US and the toll that winter and these nocturnal journeys take.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 13, 2018

Weather forecasting sheds light on where and when birds will fly
September is the peak of autumn bird migration, and billions of birds are winging their way south. Using a combination of artificial intelligence and weather forecasting can help scientists to predict the movements of millions of birds and support their conservation goals, according to new research.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 13, 2018

NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence early on Sept. 13, 2018 that indicated wind shear was temporarily affecting the southern side of the storm.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 13, 2018

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding
A new study predicts a climate-induced reduction in large soil pores, which may intensify the water cycle and contribute to more flash flooding and soil erosion by the end of the 21st century.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 12, 2018

Fire weather prediction improving
Scientists have created a new fire-weather prediction tool that works with the same weather models that are used every day in fire weather forecasts, and thus can be applied anywhere in the world, regardless of fuel conditions or topography.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 12, 2018

In drought and heavy rains, ecosystems function like information communication networks
How is a telecommunications network like an ecosystem? Tree canopies and the running streams below, or coral reefs and the ocean waters that flow around them, are interconnected components of a larger whole: an ecosystem. These ecosystem parts are in communication with one another, scientists have learned, via signals transmitted among earth, air and water.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 11, 2018

'Cloud computing' takes on new meaning for scientists
Clouds may be wispy puffs of water vapor drifting through the sky, but they're heavy lifting computationally for scientists wanting to factor them into climate simulations. Researchers have turned to data science to achieve better cumulus calculating results.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 06, 2018

New study shows ways to maximize temperature-lowering benefits of Chicago's green roofs
Researchers have created an integrated framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs -- and provide city officials with a strategic approach to ensure the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 06, 2018

Invasive pines fueled 2017 fires in Knysna, South Africa
The replacement of natural fynbos vegetation with pine plantations in the southern Cape in South Africa, and the subsequent invasion of surrounding land by invasive pine trees, significantly increased the severity of the 2017 Knysna wildfires. Over four days in June 2017, the Knysna fires burnt 15000 hectares, claiming the lives of seven people and destroying more than 5000 hectares of commercial pine plantations and over 800 buildings.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 05, 2018

Physics model acts as an 'EKG' for solar panel health
Researchers have created an algorithm using the physics of panel degradation that can analyze solar farm data from anywhere, essentially as a portable EKG for solar farms.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 05, 2018

When it rains, snake bites soar
Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 04, 2018

California: Global warming, El Niño could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months
New research indicates that what future precipitation California gets will be pretty much limited to the winter months -- think deluge-type rainfall rather than snow -- and non-winter months will be even dryer than usual, with little or no rain at all.

Science Daily Weather
Sep 04, 2018

Satellites more at risk from fast solar wind than a major space storm
Satellites are more likely to be at risk from high-speed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm according to a new study.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 29, 2018

Mangrove expansion and climatic warming may help ecosystems keep pace with sea level rise
Biologists have documented that coastal wetlands in the southeastern United States are responding positively to rising temperatures both in their growth and in their ability to build soil to keep pace with sea level rise.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 28, 2018

Wilder wildfires ahead?
At roughly 415,000 acres, Northern California's Mendocino Complex Fire is now the state's largest recorded wildfire, surpassing the record held by Santa Barbara and Ventura counties' Thomas Fire, which occurred less than a year before. Roughly 10 other large-scale conflagrations are threatening the state. And California is not yet even at the height of its wildfire season.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 27, 2018

Connectivity explains ecosystem responses to rainfall, drought
Researchers reveal techniques -- inspired by the study of information theory -- to track how changes in precipitation alter interactions between the atmosphere, vegetation and soil at two National Science Foundation Critical Zone Observatory sites in the western United States.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 23, 2018

Fires overwhelming British Columbia; smoke choking the skies
British Columbia is on fire. In this Canadian province, 56 wildfires 'of note' are active and continuing to blow smoke into the skies overhead.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 23, 2018

Microbes hitch a ride inland on coastal fog
Fog can act as a vector for microbes, transferring them long distances and introducing them into new environments.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 23, 2018

Smartphones may be used to better predict the weather
A recent study suggests that weather patterns that lead to flash floods may one day be tracked and anticipated by our smartphones.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 22, 2018

What is the maximum possible number of Atlantic tropical cyclones? See the year 2005
Climate simulations and analyses of Atlantic hurricane activity indicate that the record number of tropical cyclones that occurred in 2005 (28 storms) is close to the maximum number that might occur in this region, given existing climate conditions.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 22, 2018

Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption
Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth's atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon's defeat, says new research.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 21, 2018

NASA gets up close with Greenland's melting ice
With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsmarting Atlantic hurricanes, NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign takes to the sky this week for its third year of gathering data on how the ocean around Greenland is melting its glaciers.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 20, 2018

Near two million acres on fire in the United States
The West Coast of the United States is shrouded in smoke from the 110 large fires (this does not include smaller fires within each complex of fires) that have erupted across the region during this fire season.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 20, 2018

Nearly two million acres on fire in the United States
The West Coast of the United States is shrouded in smoke from the 110 large fires (this does not include smaller fires within each complex of fires) that have erupted across the region during this fire season.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 20, 2018

Nice sunny days can grow into heat waves -- and wildfires: summer weather is stalling
Stalling summer weather as we are experiencing right now in the Northern hemisphere can turn into 'extreme extremes' from heat to drought, from rain to flood.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 14, 2018

California water managers vary in use of climate science
Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities, a new article suggests.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 13, 2018

Historic space weather could clarify what's next
Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle - having analysed solar activity for the last half century.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 07, 2018

New technique for modeling turbulence in the atmosphere
Researchers have designed a computer model that more effectively calculates the behavior of atmospheric turbulence in complex environments, including cities, forests, deserts and mountainous regions.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 07, 2018

Oregon has its share of fire storms
Oregon, one state above California, is also having its share of fire storms and weather concerns. Five large fires/complexes are alight in the southwest corner of the state and all started on the same day with a region-wide lightning storm.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 06, 2018

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western U.S., Canada
Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western United States and Canada due to climate change.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 06, 2018

Possible connection between U.S. tornado activity, Arctic sea ice
The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home for millions of Americans, researchers report.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2018

Radar better than weather balloon for measuring boundary layer
Improving forecasting for a host of severe weather events may be possible thanks to a more comprehensive method for measuring the Earth's boundary layer depth.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2018

Death toll from Hurricane Maria estimated to be larger than previously thought
The number of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria -- which hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017 -- may be as high as 1,139, surpassing the official death count of 64, according to researchers.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 02, 2018

Heatwave and climate change having negative impact on our soil say experts
The recent heatwave and drought could be having a deeper, more negative effect on soil than we first realized say scientists. That's because organisms in soil are highly diverse and are responsible not only for producing the soil we need to grow crops, but also provide humans with many other benefits, such as cleaning water and regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 01, 2018

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, study finds
In a new study, researchers report that temperatures during droughts have been rising faster than in average climates in recent decades, and they point to concurrent changes in atmospheric water vapor as a driver of the surge.

Science Daily Weather
Aug 01, 2018

Arctic cyclone limits the time-scale of precise sea-ice prediction in Northern Sea Route?
Climate change has accelerated sea-ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean, leading to new opportunities for summer commercial maritime navigation along the Northern Sea Route. International researchers have demonstrated a new system for forecasting sea-ice thickness in early summer in the East Siberian Sea. The system was accurate up to 3 days ahead, representing high potential for use in operational maritime navigation of the Northern Sea Route.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 31, 2018

What is causing more extreme precipitation in northeastern U.S.?
From Maine to West Virginia, the Northeast has seen a larger increase in extreme precipitation than anywhere else in the US. Prior research found that these heavy rain and snow events, defined as a day with about two inches of precipitation or more, have been 53 percent higher in the Northeast since 1996. A new study finds that hurricanes and tropical storms are the primary cause of this increase, followed by thunderstorms along fronts and extratropical cyclones like Nor'easters.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 30, 2018

Solar flares disrupted radio communications during September 2017 Atlantic hurricanes
An unlucky coincidence of space and Earth weather in early September 2017 caused radio blackouts for hours during critical hurricane emergency response efforts, according to a new study. The new research, which details how the events on the Sun and Earth unfolded side-by-side, could aid in the development of space weather forecasting and response, according to the study's authors.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 30, 2018

Australia facing extremely intense rain storms
Large increase in sudden downpours in the last 50 years, with the amount of water falling in hourly rain storms (for example thunderstorms) increasing at a rate 2 to 3 times higher than expected.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

Europe may thrive on renewable energy despite unpredictable weather
Researchers have shown how long-term weather patterns affect wind and solar renewable energy technologies across Europe. The work suggests that despite the unpredictable nature of wind and solar energy, the European power system can comfortably generate at least 35 percent of its electricity using these renewables alone without major impacts on prices or system stability.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

Leggy lizards and hurricane survival
Biologists have published a first-of-its-kind look at the physical characteristics of lizards that seem to make the difference between life and death in a hurricane.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

Leggy lizards don't survive the storm
Biologists have published a first-of-its-kind look at the physical characteristics of lizards that seem to make the difference between life and death in a hurricane.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 26, 2018

New clues to origins of mysterious atmospheric waves in Antarctica
Scientists find a link between gravity waves in the upper and lower Antarctic atmosphere, helping create a clearer picture of global air circulation.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 23, 2018

Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands
Researchers have found that the urban heat island effect -- cities are hotter in the summer than their surrounding areas -- also helps keep cities warmer during extreme cold. The findings have implications for urban planners in areas such as New York City or Chicago, which experience marked seasonal temperature swings.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 23, 2018

Warming temperatures could increase suicide rates across the US and Mexico
By comparing historical temperature and suicide data, researchers found a strong correlation between warm weather and increased suicides. They estimate climate change could lead to suicide rate increases across the US and Mexico.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 20, 2018

Wave energy converters are not geared towards the increase in energy over the last century
Wave energy converters are designed to generate the maximum energy possible in their location and take a typical year in the location as a reference. Researchers have been exploring how ocean energy in Ireland has evolved during the last century. The results reveal an increase of up to 40%, which directly affects the output of the converters.

Science Daily Weather
Jul 19, 2018

In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north
As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the way, according to new evidence. Unfortunately, the birds' earlier arrival isn't making as much of a difference as one might expect.

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