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Detecting clouds from both sides now
"Bows and flows of angel hair, and ice cream castles in the air;" we've looked at clouds that way. But the interface between clouds and clear air isn't as well-defined as these imaginative shapes might lead us to believe. View News Article (2012-03-13)

CERN, eat your heart out? U of A research team helps identify an interstellar particle accelerator
Newly released research in Nature Communications from the University of Alberta has identified the existence of a giant cosmic accelerator above the Earth. View News Article (2013-12-05)

Coronal Mass Ejection Headed Toward Mercury and Venus
On July 1, 2013, at 6:09 p.m. EDT, the sun erupted with a coronal mass ejection, or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space that can affect electronic systems in satellites.  View News Article (2013-07-03)

Forecasting asthma-causing fungal spores from climate
The latest research into a weather phenomenon that affects UK wheat quality could have a knock-on effect in the fight against asthma. Researchers at Harper Adams University College working with MAARA, the Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association, and the University of Reading, believe fluctuations in air pressure, known as the North Atlantic Oscillation or NAO, may contribute to the... View News Article (2003-11-17)

Climate Computer Modeling Heats Up
New "petascale" computer models depicting detailed climate dynamics, and building the foundation for the next generation of complex climate models, are in the offing. View News Article (2008-09-09)

New phone alerts for extreme weather may prevent casualties in India
When Cyclone Phailin hit India in late 2013 it became the largest storm to batter the subcontinent in over a decade. The storm, officially classified as a Category 5 tropical cyclone, affected more than 12 million people in India and neighboring countries, and required mass evacuations. View News Article (2014-01-08)

Many characteristics of Mars, including ice, are similar to Earth, paper says
Mars gets as far as 250 million miles away, but many parts of it closely resemble places on Earth, including its landscape, history of water, soil and even its weather, says a Texas A&M University researcher in the current issue of "Science" magazine.  View News Article (2009-07-06)

Safer navigation means more helicopters saving lives
Helicopter Emergency Services (HEMS) deal with emergency evacuations and inter-hospital transport across Europe. Improved navigation information from EGNOS could mean fewer cancelled flights due to adverse weather. Although most modern helicopters have Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) capability this is not used because IFR are not adapted to helicopter flight characteristics. As a result almost... View News Article (2003-04-16)

GOES-13 Satellite Eyeing System With a High Risk of Severe Weather
A low pressure area currently over northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin has created conditions that call for a forecast of severe weather in the eastern third of the U.S. today and one area is even labeled "high risk." The GOES-13 Satellite captured a visible image of the system today as daytime heating was boiling up strong and severe thunderstorms. View News Article (2011-04-27)

Imaging The Invisible: A New Look At Space Weather
How is it possible to image tiny particles that are normally invisible? What happens to our planet and its surroundings when huge solar storms collide with Earth's magnetic shield? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed this week during the UK/Ireland National Astronomy Meeting in Dublin. Our Earth is continually buffeted by a stream of energy in the form of electromagnetic... View News Article (2003-03-31)

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