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Changes in nonextreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences
Major floods and droughts receive a lot of attention in the context of climate change, but University of Illinois researchers analyzed over five decades of precipitation data from North America to find that changes in nonextreme precipitation are more significant than previously realized and larger than those in extreme precipitation. (2017-09-18)
NASA sees Maria intensify into a major hurricane
NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. (2017-09-18)
NASA gets a dramatic 3-D view of Typhoon Talim's large eye
NASA created a dramatic 3-D image of powerful Typhoon Talim using data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite. (2017-09-15)
GPM satellite finds sheared Hurricane Jose has very tall storms
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed Hurricane Jose and found some very tall, powerful thunderstorms within, despite still being battered by wind shear as it moves between Bermuda and the Bahamas. (2017-09-14)
Hydrogen power moves a step closer
Physicists are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology. (2017-09-14)
NASA's GPM sees Typhoon Talim threatening islands of Japan
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the heavy rainfall occurring in Typhoon Talim in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. (2017-09-13)
Penn: How openings in Antarctic sea ice affect worldwide climate
In a new analysis of climate models, researchers from the University of Pennslyvania, Spain's Institute of Marine Sciences and Johns Hopkins University reveal the significant global effects that seemingly anomalous polynyas, or openings in sea ice, can have. (2017-09-11)
Urban climate change
Southern cities such as Houston and Tampa -- which faced the wrath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively -- may not be the only urban environments vulnerable to extreme weather. (2017-09-11)
NASA finds Jose strengthening into a hurricane
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite has been providing rainfall rates and cloud heights in tropical cyclones, and recently found towering thunderstorms that indicated strengthening in Tropical Storm Jose. (2017-09-07)
GPM satellite probes dangerous category 5 Hurricane Irma
The GPM core observatory satellite had an exceptional view of hurricane Irma's eye and found extreme rainfall within the Category 5 storm's eyewall. (2017-09-06)
NASA gets a night-time and under-the-hood look at Hurricane Irma
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite provided a night-time and infrared look at the Atlantic's latest hurricane that revealed the power under the clouds. (2017-09-01)
GPM satellite sees Tropical Storm Irma forming near Cape Verde Islands
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded a low pressure area in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean to tropical storm Irma on Aug. (2017-08-30)
Caspian Sea evaporating as temperatures rise, study finds
Earth's largest inland body of water has been slowly evaporating for the past two decades due to rising temperatures associated with climate change, a new study finds. (2017-08-29)
NASA calculates Tropical Storm Harvey's flooding rainfall
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey's tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data. (2017-08-28)
NASA analyzes Hurricane Harvey's rainfall, sees landfall
Satellites have been providing forecasters with valuable information as Harvey intensified to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall in southeastern Texas. (2017-08-26)
Wood frogs research clarifies risks posed to animals by warming climate
As conditions warm, fish and wildlife living at the southern edge of their species' ranges are most at risk, according to Penn State researchers who led a major collaborative study of how wood frogs are being affected by climate change. (2017-08-19)
NASA gets a final look at Hurricane Gert's rainfall
Before Hurricane Gert became a post-tropical cyclone, NASA got a look at the rainfall occurring within the storm. (2017-08-18)
NASA looks at rainfall in Tropical Storm Harvey
Tropical Storm Harvey is now moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea. (2017-08-18)
Kansas well owners, non-well owners have different watering routines during droughts
A University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas found that well owners are more likely to found that well ownership is significantly correlated to increased watering during droughts. (2017-08-15)
NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricane
NASA looked at the rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Gert as it continued to strengthen and found the most intense rainfall on the tropical cyclone's eastern side. (2017-08-15)
Tibetan Plateau gets wetter and greener in early summer in recent decades
Known as the 'water tower of Asia,' the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is the source of the 10 largest rivers in Asia, supporting more than 1.4 billion people and exerting a substantial influence on the water resources, agriculture, and ecosystems of the downstream countries. (2017-08-12)
Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidly
Biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany recently established that ants can adapt their hydrocarbon profile quickly during the course of evolution and rapidly adapt to external selection pressures. (2017-08-11)
A NASA triple-view of Hurricane Franklin's fade out
NASA's GPM, Aqua and Suomi NPP satellites provided three different views of the now fizzled and former Hurricane Franklin. (2017-08-11)
NASA analyzed intensifying Franklin's rains before landfall
Before Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall in east-central Mexico, the storm was intensifying. (2017-08-10)
Climate change means earlier spring flooding for parts of Europe
An analysis of five decades' worth of data finds that climate change is altering the timing of river flooding across Europe. (2017-08-10)
What it takes to recover from drought
According to a study published Aug. 10 in Nature, the length of drought recovery depends on several factors, including the region of the world and the post-drought weather conditions. (2017-08-09)
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. (2017-08-09)
Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise
New research indicates that weather conditions in 45 US cities are indeed associated with Google searches about joint pain. (2017-08-09)
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclones Irwin and Hilary rainfall and Fujiwara Effect
NASA used satellite data to tally the rainfall generated by Hurricanes Hilary and Irwin as they interacted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (2017-08-02)
Projected precipitation increases are bad news for water quality
If climate change is not curbed, increased precipitation could substantially overload US waterways with excess nitrogen, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak and Princeton University's Venkatramani Balaji published by Science. (2017-07-27)
Climate change means more rain, more nitrogen runoff, more problems
An intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases -- nearing 20% by 2100 -- in the amount of nitrogen runoff in the US, according to a new study. (2017-07-27)
Measured soil moisture improves wildfire prediction
New research supports using different soil moisture measurement systems for more accurate wildfire risk assessment in Oklahoma and similar areas. (2017-07-25)
'Hindcasting' study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado flood
Using a publicly available climate model, Berkeley Lab researchers 'hindcast' the conditions that led to the Sept. (2017-07-24)
Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?
Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. (2017-07-24)
Study: Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years
An MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15 years over north central India. (2017-07-24)
NASA sees Tropical Storm Fernanda sliding into central Pacific
Tropical Storm Fernanda has crossed the 140 degree longitude line and entered the central Pacific Ocean. (2017-07-21)
Fernanda weakens to Tropical Storm
As of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. (2017-07-20)
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
The North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. (2017-07-20)
NASA spots a diminished, but drenching ex-Tropical Cyclone Don
Tropical Storm Don didn't live long before it weakened to a remnant low pressure area in the North Atlantic Ocean. (2017-07-19)
Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. (2017-07-18)
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