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Climate change makes summer weather stormier yet more stagnant
Climate change is shifting the energy in the atmosphere that fuels summertime weather, which may lead to stronger thunderstorms and more stagnant conditions for midlatitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America, Europe, and Asia, a new MIT study finds. (2019-02-18)
Preserved leaves reveal 7000 years of rainfall and drought
A study by University of Adelaide researchers and Queensland Government scientists has revealed what south-east Queensland's rainfall was like over the last 7000 years -- including several severe droughts worse and longer lasting than the 12-year Millennium Drought. (2019-02-15)
Research forms complex picture of mercury pollution in a period of global change
This study looks at how climate change and land use modification impact mercury pollution in wetlands. (2019-02-14)
Fate of meerkats tied to seasonal climate effects
Does a drier and hotter climate present a threat to the meerkats in the Kalahari Desert? (2019-02-13)
Seasons change: Researchers provide new definition for major Indian monsoon season
FSU Professor of Meteorology Vasu Misra has used detailed surface temperature analyses to develop the first-ever objective definition of the Northeast Indian Monsoon. (2019-02-08)
Sea snakes that can't drink seawater
New research from the University of Florida shows that pelagic sea snakes quench their thirst by drinking freshwater that collects on the surface of the ocean after heavy rainfall. (2019-02-08)
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani's rainfall rates
Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. (2019-02-08)
Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico on 20 September 2017 and triggered more than 40,000 landslides in at least three-fourths of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities. (2019-02-07)
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Funani's rainfall
Tropical Storm Funani (formerly classified as 12S) continued to affect Rodrigues Island in the South Pacific Ocean when the GPM satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall. (2019-02-06)
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
A UW-led team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. (2019-02-04)
Rainfall extremes are connected across continents: Nature study
Extreme rainfall events in one city or region are connected to the same kind of events thousands of kilometers away, an international team of experts finds in a study now published in one of the world's leading scientific journals, Nature. (2019-01-31)
Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world
An analysis of satellite data has revealed global patterns of extreme rainfall, which could lead to better forecasts and more accurate climate models. (2019-01-30)
Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves
Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater reserves. (2019-01-21)
New study finds evidence of changing seasons, rain on Titan's north pole
An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. (2019-01-16)
Differentiating summer and winter rainfall in South Asia around 4.2 ka climatic 'event'
New results point to a 200-year period of abnormally strong winter precipitation between c.4.5-4.3 thousand years ago (2019-01-15)
NASA's GPM satellite examines weakening Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
Tropical Cyclone Kenanga is now on a weakening trend and NASA's GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall and cloud heights within the storm. (2018-12-21)
NUS study: In response to heat, the more affluent use air-conditioners; low-income households use water
An NUS study has revealed that Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for the relief of heat. (2018-12-20)
NASA finds extreme rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
NASA found very cold cloud top temperatures within the Southern Indian Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Kenanga that indicate powerful thunderstorms reaching high into the troposphere. (2018-12-19)
Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge
A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017 -- near the time when the dam's spillway failed -- suggest that the seismic activity was related to reservoir discharge that opened and closed fractures in the rock below the spillway. (2018-12-18)
NASA's Aqua and GPM satellites examine Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
On December 16 and 17, NASA's GPM core observatory satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite, respectively, passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured rainfall and temperature data on Tropical Cyclone Kenanga. (2018-12-17)
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow
Researchers from FSU's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. (2018-12-14)
The long dry: why the world's water supply is shrinking
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. (2018-12-13)
NASA's GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen
As expected, tropical cyclone Owen recently intensified as it moved over the Gulf of Carpentaria and NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GPM core satellite found very heavy rainfall occurring within the revived storm. (2018-12-13)
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. (2018-12-12)
Indian ocean may be more disruptive to tropical climate than previously believed
The Indian Ocean played a far greater role in driving climate change during the last ice age than previously believed and may disrupt climate again in the future. (2018-12-12)
NASA measures rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants at Queensland coast
The low pressure area formerly known as Tropical Cyclone Owen continued to organize and cross the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia on Dec. (2018-12-11)
NASA's IMERG measures heavy rainfall in California wildfire areas
Heavy precipitation recently fell in areas of California that were recently devastated by deadly wildfires such as the Camp Fire and the Woolsey fire. (2018-12-04)
NASA catches newborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's rainfall, observed by GPM satellite
Tropical Cyclone Owen formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean's Coral Sea southwest of the Solomon Islands when the GPM core observatory satellite passed above and analyzed its rainfall. (2018-12-03)
NASA's IMERG analyzed Tropical Storm Usagi's rainfall
When Tropical Cyclone 33W, also known as Usagi strengthened to hurricane intensity as it approached Vietnam from the South China Sea it dropped a lot of rain. (2018-11-29)
NASA's GPM shows small area of heavy rain in Tropical Storm Man-yi
Once a typhoon, Man-yi has weakened to a tropical storm as it continues to track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, far to the east of Taiwan. (2018-11-26)
Climate change could lead to threefold increase in powerful storms across Europe and North America
Powerful storms that cause extreme weather conditions such as flooding across Europe and North America, with the potential to wreak social and economic havoc, could increase threefold by the end of the 21st century due to climate change. (2018-11-26)
GPM satellite sees light rain occurring in Tropical Depression 33W's eastern side
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite is providing data on rain rates within Tropical Cyclone 33W as it moves over the Philippines on Nov. (2018-11-19)
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja's landfall
Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information. (2018-11-16)
Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds
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. (2018-11-15)
The first rains in centuries in the Atacama Desert devastate its microbial life
The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years. (2018-11-14)
Climate control of Earth's critical zone
New research by University of Colorado Boulder 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. (2018-11-14)
Houston's urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey
Princeton and University of Iowa researchers found that Houston's urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (2018-11-14)
Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. (2018-11-14)
NASA analyzed Tropical Cyclone Alcide's rainfall before dissipation
Tropical Cyclone Alcide dissipated over the weekend of Nov. 11 and 12 in the Southern Indian Ocean. (2018-11-13)
Researchers study one million years of precipitation to gain new insights into South Asian monsoon
The force of the South Asian Monsoon -- a weather pattern that affects the lives of several billion people -- is more sensitive to warming in the southern hemisphere than scientists previously thought, according to a new study by an international team of climate researchers. (2018-11-09)
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