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NASA finds remnants of Tropical Cyclone Luban near Yemen/Oman border
Tropical Cyclone Luban made landfall in northern Yemen and imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite confirmed that the low pressure area has continued to linger near the border of Yemen and Oman. (2018-10-15)

Arctic sea ice decline driving ocean phytoplankton farther north
A new study reveals phytoplankton spring blooms in the Arctic Ocean, which were previously nonexistent, are expanding northward at a rate of one degree of latitude per decade. Although blooms did not previously occur in this area, phytoplankton were present in the Arctic's central basin at low biomass. The study also found the primary productivity of the phytoplankton, or the rate at which phytoplankton convert sunlight into chemical energy, is increasing during the spring blooms. (2018-10-15)

New study answers old questions about why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse
The population of a tropical tree increases mostly in places where it is rare, a Brown study found. (2018-10-15)

NASA sees Sergio's rains sweep into the US Southwest
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Sergio's clouds and rainfall sweeping into the southwestern US. (2018-10-12)

NASA tracks post-Tropical Cyclone Michael's heavy rains to Northeastern US
NASA satellite imagery showed that although Michael's center was off-shore of the Delmarva Peninsula and over the western Atlantic Ocean, rain from its western quadrant was affecting the northeastern US (2018-10-12)

NASA tracking Hurricane Leslie toward Southern Spain, Portugal
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and captured a visible image of Hurricane Leslie as it continues to travel toward southern Spain and Portugal. (2018-10-12)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Luban nearing Oman
Tropical Cyclone Luban continued to track toward Oman as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean. (2018-10-12)

NASA eyes Hurricane Michael moving inland
NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite passed over the Florida Panhandle and captured different views of Hurricane Michael after it made landfall on Oct. 10.  Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. (2018-10-11)

NASA finds wind shear weakening Tropical Storm Nadine
Wind shear is an adversary of tropical cyclones like Tropical Storm Nadine, and it is tearing the storm apart in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Nadine as wind shear was affecting it. (2018-10-11)

NASA-NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellite finds Hurricane Leslie's ragged eye
Hurricane Leslie had a ragged eye on imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellite when it passed over the Eastern Atlantic. (2018-10-11)

NASA provides takes powerful Hurricane Sergio's temperature
NASA's Aqua satellite provided those cloud top temperatures of Category 4 Hurricane Sergio in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (2018-10-11)

NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Titli headed for landfall in India
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC issued the final warning on Tropical Cyclone Titli after it made landfall on the northeastern coast of India late on Oct. 10, 2018. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the large storm before landfall. (2018-10-11)

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Luban crawling
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Luban as it continued to spin over the Arabian Sea and slowly head toward Oman. (2018-10-11)

NASA finds Nadine a compact tropical storm
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Nadine in the Eastern Atlantic that revealed it was a compact storm. (2018-10-10)

NASA analyzes category 4 Hurricane Michael approaching landfall
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite examined Hurricane Michael after it reached Category 4 status and neared the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10. Suomi NPP provided an infrared and night-time view of the powerful storm. (2018-10-10)

GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna's southeastern flank
The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slides towards the sea. A team of scientists from GEOMAR and the Kiel University showed for the first time movement of Etna's underwater flank using a new, sound-based geodetic monitoring network. A sudden and rapid descent of the entire slope could lead to a tsunami with disastrous effects for the entire region. The results have been published today in the international journal Science Advances. (2018-10-10)

Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Luban nearing Oman
Tropical Cyclone Luban continued to move through the Arabian Sea toward the coast of Oman when the NOAA-20 satellite provided a visible image of the storm. (2018-10-10)

Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Titli nearing landfall in Northeastern India
Tropical Cyclone Titli formed late on Oct. 9, 2018 and continued to strengthen as it moved through the Northern Indian Ocean toward the Indian continent. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. (2018-10-10)

NASA investigated rainfall in Hurricane Michael as it was developing
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall and structure of an intensifying low pressure area in the western Caribbean Sea on Oct. 5. That system strengthened into what has become Category 2 Hurricane Michael on Oct. 9. (2018-10-09)

NASA's Aqua satellite sees Hurricane Michael strengthening
Hurricane Michael continued strengthening while moving north-northwestward over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico as NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible imagery of the storm. (2018-10-09)

NASA gets tropical storm Leslie by the tail
What appears to be a long tail in satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Leslie is in fact clouds associated with a nearby elongated area of low pressure, or a trough. (2018-10-09)

NASA checks out Hurricane Sergio's cloud temperature
NASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Sergio with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying or weakening. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting warmer on the western half of the storm, indicating the uplift of air in storms had weakened. (2018-10-09)

A NASA infrared view at Arabian Sea's Tropical Cyclone Luban
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Cyclone Luban with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying or weakening. Luban formed on Oct. 8, 2018 in the Arabian Sea, Northern Indian Ocean and threatens Oman. (2018-10-09)

NASA sees the development of Eastern Atlantic Tropical Storm Nadine
As Hurricane Michael barrels toward the U.S. states along the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, and Tropical Storm Leslie lingers in the Central Atlantic, Tropical Storm Nadine has formed off the west coast of Africa in the far eastern Atlantic. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the new named storm. (2018-10-09)

Monitoring the air pollution in China from geostationary satellites is explored
Air pollution is one of the most important environment problem affecting the health and life of human, especially in China. To monitor and control the air pollution, observation from space is more and more widely used. Now researchers in China have explored the potential of measuring the air pollutant in China from geostationary satellite using model simulation and give some suggestions for instrument design. (2018-10-08)

NASA looks at large Leslie lingering in Atlantic
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Central Atlantic Ocean and obtained infrared data on Leslie, now weakened to a large tropical storm. (2018-10-05)

NASA investigates Tropical Storm Kong-Rey's rainfall rates
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kong-Rey and analyzed the rates in which rain was falling throughout the storm. (2018-10-05)

New analysis shows seagrass meadows in Guam have decreased by 22 percent
As the oceans warm and humans migrate to or grow in numbers in coastal areas of the world, scientists are increasingly keeping an eye on ocean seagrasses and their decline. A new analysis shows that seagrass meadows in Guam have decreased by 22 percent. (2018-10-04)

UMN researchers use 3D technology to identify optimal stem cells for transplantation
Muscular dystrophy is a condition which causes muscle weakness and decreased mobility, caused by defects in a person's genes. There is no cure. University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have combined technology with science to discover a stem cell population that could hold promising answers for patients in the future. (2018-10-04)

NASA takes powerful Hurricane Sergio's temperature
Infrared light provides scientists with temperature data and that's important when trying to understand the strength of storms. NASA's Aqua satellite provided those cloud top temperatures of Category 4 Hurricane Sergio in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (2018-10-04)

NASA/JAXA's GPM satellite examines upgraded Hurricane Leslie
When Tropical Storm Leslie strengthened into a hurricane, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the rates in which rain was falling throughout the stronger storm. (2018-10-04)

NASA sees Hurricane Walaka battering Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Hurricane Walaka in infrared light as continued to lash the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Central Pacific Ocean. (2018-10-04)

NASA puts together a composite of Tropical Storm Kong-Rey
NASA's IMERG combines data from many satellites to provide a look at rainfall occurring around the world. Those rainfall data were combined with visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite to create a composite or fuller picture of Kong- Rey in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as it weakened to a tropical storm. (2018-10-04)

Russian scientists develop high-precision laser for satellite navigation
Scientists from ITMO University developed a laser for precise measurement of the distance between the Moon and Earth. Short pulse duration and high power of this laser help to reduce error in determining the distance to the Moon to just a few millimeters. This data can be used to specify the coordinates of artificial satellites in accordance with the lunar mass influence to make navigation systems more accurate. The study was published in Optics Letters. (2018-10-03)

NASA sees Atlantic's Leslie become a hurricane
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Hurricane Leslie that revealed strong storms circled the center. (2018-10-03)

NASA sees powerful storms circling major Hurricane Sergio's eye
Very powerful storms ringed the eye of Hurricane Sergio in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite. Sergio is a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.     (2018-10-03)

NASA peers into the large clear eye of Hurricane Walaka
An infrared look by NASA's Terra satellite found a ring of intense storms around the wide eye of Hurricane Walaka in the Central Pacific Ocean. Walaka remains a dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. (2018-10-03)

NASA gets a look at the rainfall rates within Typhoon Kong-Rey
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Typhoon Kong-Rey moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and found heaviest rainfall occurring in the storm's eyewall. (2018-10-03)

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 undertaken at TU Wien have now shown, the opposite is the case. (2018-10-03)

NASA's Aqua satellite shows Rosa's remnants soaking Arizona
NASA provided an infrared view of Tropical Depression Rosa's remnants that showed strongest storms with heaviest rainfall potential were over east central Arizona on Oct. 2. The National Hurricane Center noted that although Rosa had dissipated by 11 a.m. EDT on Oct. 2, the threat of heavy rains and flash flooding continues over the Desert Southwest. (2018-10-02)

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