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The case for retreat in the battle against climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
With sea level rise and extreme weather threatening coastal communities, it's no longer a question of whether they are going to retreat; it's where, when and how. In... more
Image: Amazonian fires continue shrouding South America in smoke  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on August 21, 2019. Smoke from the fires raging in in the Amazon... more
Rising summer heat could soon endanger travelers on annual Muslim pilgrimage  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
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... more
Ocean temperatures turbocharge April tornadoes over Great Plains region  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
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... more
Applying machine learning in intelligent weather consultation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Weather forecasting is a typical problem of coupling big data with physical-process models, according to Prof. Pingwen Zhang, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of the National Engineering Laboratory for Big Data... more
Network of greenhouses and rain shelters simulate what climate change will do to soils  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As most of the science community knows, the climate emergency is here now. Weather extremes such as droughts and heatwaves... more
Hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
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... more
Researchers find hurricanes drive the evolution of more aggressive spiders  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at McMaster University who rush in after storms to study the behaviour of spiders have found that extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones may have an... more
Scientists assess reliability of multiple precipitable water vapor datasets in Central Asia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Careful evaluation and selection of datasets for scientific research are essential, particularly for poorly observed regions such as Central Asia. The ERA5, the new... more
NASA selects proposals to demonstrate smallSat technologies to study interplanetary space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict... more
Medical News Today: Why have my toes turned red?  MNT · 1 week
The toes can turn red because of cold weather, injuries, infections, or other health issues. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. more
July 2019 hottest month on record for planet: NOAA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday, while satellite data showed polar ice shrank to its lowest levels. more
Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Operational models for severe weather forecasting predicted Hurricane Harvey would become a Category 1 hurricane in 2017, according to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Instead, it became a massive Category 4 just before... more
Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
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... more
Wet winter doesn't end climate change risk to Colorado River  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Snow swamped mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire... more
A novel forecasting tool helps experts prepare for extreme weather  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There is mounting evidence that climate change is increasing the risk and severity of extreme weather events around the world. As floods, heatwaves, droughts and storms become fiercer... more
NASA-NOAA satellite views massive Tropical Storm Krosa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Storm Krosa is a large tropical cyclone. When NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, it captured a visible image of the massive storm. more
Arctic sea-ice loss has 'minimal influence' on severe cold winter weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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... more
Arctic sea-ice loss has 'minimal influence' on severe cold winter weather, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change has only a "minimal influence" on severe cold winter weather across Asia... more
Making sense of remote sensing data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Remote sensor technologies like cameras, GPS trackers, and weather stations have revolutionized biological data collection in the field. Now researchers can capture continuous datasets in difficult terrain, at a scale unimaginable before these technologies became available.... more
Analysis of wildfire smoke will help calibrate climate models  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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.... more
El Nino fades so forecasters expect busier hurricane season  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Government meteorologists say this year's hurricane season may be busier than initially expected now that summer's weak El Nino has faded away. more
Typhoon Krosa follows leader Supertyphoon Lekima  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this image using NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview application on Aug. 08, 2019 and it shows Supertyphoon Lekima heading towards the coast of China as Typhoon Krosa... more
Climate-driven extreme weather threatens old bridges with collapse  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The recent collapse of a bridge in Grinton, North Yorkshire, raises lots of questions about how prepared we are for these sorts of risks. The bridge, which was due to be on... more
More intense non-tropical storms causing increased rainfall in U.S. southeast  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the Southeastern United States, the increasing amount of rain during hurricane season is coming not from hurricanes but from non-tropical storms created by weather fronts, new research... more
NOAA seeks to “kick the tires” on new instruments, mission concepts  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to conduct technology demonstrations and pathfinder projects... more
Tropical Storm Krosa gets a comma shape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Storm Krosa continued on its journey northward in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean when NOAA's NOAA-20 polar orbiting satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the strengthening storm in a classic tropical... more
Hotter, wetter, dryer: Uptick in extreme weather, temps  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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... more
Animal friendships change with the weather in African savanna  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Dry weather drives some herbivores apart, but rain and wildebeests can bring them back together more
Is it safe to use an electric fan for cooling?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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... more
Number of US fish stocks at sustainable levels remains near record high  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the Status of U.S. Fisheries Annual Report to Congress, which details the status of 479... more
NOAA finds Tropical Storm Erick's center with help of two NASA satellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Tropical Storm Erick is being battered by wind shear, and that its strongest storms were south of... more
Machine learning helps predict if storms will cause power outages  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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. more
GOES-17 instrument problem blamed on blocked heat pipe  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A report released Aug. 1 concluded that a problem with an instrument on the GOES-17 weather satellite is likely caused... more
Satellite shows Tropical Storm Flossie holding up  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Satellite imagery showed that Tropical Storm Flossie's structure didn't change much overnight from July 31 to August 1. NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided a view of the storm early on Aug. 1. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Erick still hanging as a hurricane  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hurricane Erick continued hold onto its status as it moved west through the Central Pacific. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms,... more
UN chief: Data shows July equaled or surpassed hottest month  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the latest data from the World Meteorological Organization shows that the month of July "at least equaled if not surpassed the hottest month in... more
ESA evaluates data from Iceye, Planet and Spire Global  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The European Space Agency announced plans July 29 to evaluate data from Iceye’s radar satellite constellation, Planet’s electro... more
Cotton fabric modified to emit lemony citronella aroma upon contact with sweat  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hot summer weather, stressful situations and intense workouts can produce unpleasant sweaty odors. But what if clothing could cover up these embarrassing smells with... more
Diversity of the Madden-Julian Oscillation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is the dominant mode of atmospheric intraseasonal variability and the cornerstone for subseasonal prediction of extreme weather events. Climate modeling and prediction of MJO remain a big challenge, partially due to lack of understanding the... more
Animal friendships 'change with the weather' in the Masai Mara  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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... more
Fragrance-releasing fabric could help neutralize sweaty gym clothes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Hot summer weather, stressful situations and intense workouts can produce unpleasant sweaty odors. But what if clothing could cover up these embarrassing smells with a burst of fragrance? Now, researchers have modified... more
Animal friendships 'change with the weather' in the Masai Mara  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When it comes to choosing which other species to hang out with, wild animals quite literally change their minds with the weather, a new University of Liverpool study... more
Fragrance-releasing fabric could help neutralize sweaty gym clothes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hot summer weather, stressful situations and intense workouts can produce unpleasant sweaty odors. But what if clothing could cover up these embarrassing smells with a burst of fragrance? Now, researchers have modified... more
Siberian smoke heading toward U.S. and Canada  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fires in the Siberian area of Russia are usually quite severe by this time of year and 2019 is no exception. This NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP image taken on July 30, 2019 shows dozens to... more
New discovery holds promise for reducing climate change threats  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Tuskegee University have modified and discovered new bio-based natural materials that could eliminate the harmful buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They believe the use of naturally... more
Scientists say 10 warmest UK years have all been since 2002  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Britain's weather service says the country's 10 hottest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 2002, as climate change makes the U.K. warmer and... more
Technological developments in radiation detectors enhance global nuclear security  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. However, trafficking of the nuclear materials to furnish them with fuel remains a serious issue... more
Researchers identify prime compound candidates for new room temperature semiconductor radiation detectors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. However, trafficking of the nuclear materials to furnish them... more
Belligerent beetles show that fighting for mates could help animals survive habitat loss  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Animals around the world are seeing their environments change. Climate change is causing heating and changes to weather patterns, the oceans are... more
Small, nimble CSU satellite has surpassed a year in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After meeting all its benchmarks for demonstrating small-satellite weather forecasting capabilities during its first 90 days, a Colorado State University experimental satellite is operating after more than one... more
Europe heatwave relents as travel chaos causes new pain  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A heatwave that smashed temperature records in northern Europe finally relented Friday but thousands of holidaymakers were snared in travel chaos that followed the hot weather. more
Grasshoppers on the go make migratory stop in Vegas area  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers sweeping through the Las Vegas area is being attributed to wet weather several months ago. more
An update on the ongoing coral disease outbreak in Florida  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Florida's coral reefs are experiencing a multi-year outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease. Here is a description of the problem, what NOAA and partners are doing in... more
Heatwave: The human body is already close to thermal limits elsewhere  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
I am a scientist who researches climate hazards. This week I have published research on the potential for a catastrophic cyclone-heatwave combo in the global south.... more
Using weather radar to monitor insects  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists are developing a pioneering technique that allows them to monitor insects in the air using weather radars, as part of a research project called BioDAR. more
GOP senators wanted to stop climate change training for weathercasters. It backfired  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the long and fraught battle to persuade Americans that the Earth's climate is changing, scientists increasingly have relied on a stalwart ally—television weather... more
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