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Fiber-optic cables capture thunderquake rumbles
Underground fiber-optic cables, like those that connect the world through phone and internet service, hold untapped potential for monitoring severe weather, according to scientists at Penn State. (2019-12-11)
NASA finds Tropical Storm Belna's heavy rainfall potential shrinks
Tropical Storm Belna weakened after it made landfall in northwestern Madagascar, and infrared imagery from NASA showed how the area of strong storms within had diminished. (2019-12-11)
Revealing the physics of the Sun with Parker Solar Probe
Nearly a year and a half into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned gigabytes of data on the Sun and its atmosphere. (2019-12-11)
NRL-camera aboard NASA spacecraft confirms asteroid phenomenon
A US Naval Research Laboratory-built camera mounted on the NASA Parker Solar Probe revealed an asteroid dust trail that has eluded astronomers for decades. (2019-12-11)
Elderly people should aim to keep up step count this winter
New research from the University of Liverpool, presented at The Physiological Society's early career conference Future Physiology 2019 shows that after just two weeks of reduced physical activity (around 1,500 steps per day), older adults lose significant amounts of muscle which coincides with substantial gains in body fat percentage, especially around the waist. (2019-12-11)
UW scientist to lead upcoming NASA field study of East Coast snowstorms
To better understand large, disruptive snowstorms, a University of Washington atmospheric scientist will lead a NASA field campaign studying major East Coast snowstorms beginning Jan. (2019-12-10)
NASA's temp check on Tropical Storm Belna finds heavy rainfall potential
Cold cloud top temperatures can tell forecasters if a tropical cyclone has the potential to generate heavy rainfall, and that is exactly what NASA's Aqua satellite found when it observed the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Belna over northwestern Madagascar. (2019-12-10)
High above the storm clouds, lightning powers gamma-ray flashes and ultraviolet 'elves'
Using instruments onboard the International Space Station, researchers have observed millisecond pulses of gamma-rays produced by thunderstorms, clarifying the process by which these flashes are made, and discovering that they can produce an ultraviolet emission known as an 'Elve.' (2019-12-10)
NASA examines Tropical Cyclone Belna's water vapor concentration
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean, water vapor data provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Belna. (2019-12-09)
Community characteristics shape climate change discussions after extreme weather
Political affiliations, the presence of local environmental organizations and prior local media coverage of climate change play a role in how a community reacts to an extreme weather event, (2019-12-09)
UM-led experiment closes critical gap in weather forecasting
Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. (2019-12-06)
Warm-sector heavy rainfall in China: Studies and challenges
Warm-sector heavy rainfall (WSHR) events often cause severe flooding, huge economic losses, and many casualties, but the operational prediction of these events is difficult and often inaccurate. (2019-12-05)
NASA tracking Tropical Storm 06A through Arabian Sea
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Arabian Sea and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm 06A, now renamed Tropical Storm Pawan. (2019-12-05)
Wind and water
Damaging rains from hurricanes can be more intense after winds begin to subside, say UC Santa Barbara scientists. (2019-12-05)
NASA finds tropical cyclone 02S consolidating
NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of Tropical cyclone 02S and the visible image showed that the storm was getting better organized. (2019-12-05)
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Ambali rapidly intensifying
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Ambali and the visible image showed that the storm was rapidly intensifying. (2019-12-05)
Scientists have found out why photons flying from other galaxies do not reach the Earth
In the Universe there are extragalactic objects such as blazars, which very intensively generate a powerful gamma-ray flux, part of photons from this stream reaches the Earth, as they say, directly, and part -- are converted along the way into electrons, then again converted into photons and only then get to us. (2019-12-04)
NASA finds wind shear battering tropical cyclone 07A
NASA's Aqua satellite found that wind shear was tearing at Tropical Storm 07A in the Arabian Sea. (2019-12-04)
Parker Solar Probe traces solar wind to its source on sun's surface: coronal holes
New data from the Parker Solar Probe, which got closer to the sun than any other spacecraft, allowed physicists to map the source of a major component of the solar wind that continually peppers Earth. (2019-12-04)
Suomi NPP satellite finds Kammuri weakening in South China Sea
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Kammuri on Dec. (2019-12-04)
Sun's close-up reveals atmosphere hopping with highly energetic particles
On its first two flybys of the sun, the Princeton-led instrument IS?IS detected a surprising variety of activities by solar energetic particles -- the zippy electrons, protons and other ions that fly out in advance of the solar wind -- that can disrupt space travel and communications on Earth. (2019-12-04)
NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun
Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's atmosphere. (2019-12-04)
NASA sees Tropical Storm 06A maintaining strength
NASA's Aqua satellite found some powerful storms in Tropical Storm 06A as it moved through the Arabian Sea toward Somalia. (2019-12-04)
Parker Solar Probe: 'We're missing something fundamental about the sun'
Our closest-ever look inside the sun's corona has unveiled an unexpectedly chaotic world that includes rogue plasma waves, flipping magnetic fields and distant solar winds under the thrall of the sun's rotation, according to University of Michigan researchers who play key roles in NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission. (2019-12-04)
A study of Saturn's largest moon may offer insights for earth
Scientists studying the weather and climate of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have reported a significant seasonal variation in its energy budget, a finding which could yield new insights into climate on Earth. (2019-12-03)
NASA-NOAA satellite finds development of tropical cyclone 06A
Imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed that a tropical depression in the Arabian Sea has consolidated and organized despite facing wind shear. (2019-12-03)
Detecting solar flares, more in real time
Computers can learn to find flares and other events in vast streams of solar images to help forecasters issue timely alerts, according to a new study in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate. (2019-12-03)
NASA finds second tropical system develops in Arabian Sea
Tropical Storm 07A has developed in the eastern Arabian Sea, one day after Tropical Storm 06A developed in the western part of the sea. (2019-12-03)
A CERN for climate change
In a Perspective article appearing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Tim Palmer (Oxford University), and Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Society), critically reflect on the present state of Earth system modelling. (2019-12-02)
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes a strengthening Typhoon Kammuri
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with infrared and nighttime views of Typhoon Kammuri that showed the storm continued to strengthen. (2019-11-29)
Scholars find that irregularly shaped parks reduce mortality risk
Some community parks are square, a reflection of the city block where they're located -- but irregularly shaped parks reduce the mortality risk of residents who live near them, concluded a study by Huaquing Wang, a Ph.D. (2019-11-27)
NASA-NOAA satellite finds tropical storm Kammuri strengthening
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kammuri in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and found several areas of very strong thunderstorms. (2019-11-27)
NASA finds heavy rain potential in Tropical Storm Rita
NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Rita using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm. (2019-11-26)
Satellite tracking Guam's Tropical Storm Kammuri
The National Weather Service in Guam has posted warnings as Tropical Storm Kammuri lingers nearby. (2019-11-26)
Cancer research that's out-of-this-world
University of Technology (UTS) researcher Dr. Joshua Chou is looking to replicate the promising results of experiments he has carried out on cancer cells in the zero gravity chamber built by his team in the UTS School of Biomedical Engineering. (2019-11-26)
Carbon soccer ball with extra proton probably most abundant form in space
It is one of the most common forms of carbon in space: C60, a soccer ball-shaped carbon molecule, but one that has an extra proton attached to it. (2019-11-25)
Meeting the challenges facing fisheries climate risk insurance
Insurance schemes with the potential to improve the resilience of global fisheries face a host of future challenges, researchers say. (2019-11-25)
NASA tracking Extra-Tropical Storm Sebastien towards the UK
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over eastern North Atlantic Ocean and captured an infrared view of what is now Extra-tropical cyclone Sebastien. (2019-11-25)
NASA spots first tropical cyclone of Southern Pacific season
The tropical cyclone season in the Southern Pacific Ocean has kicked off with Tropical Cyclone Rita, and NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm and analyzed it in infrared light for temperature data. (2019-11-25)
A model will help to understand the solar dynamics
An international group of scientists, in cooperation with a research scientist from Skoltech, has developed a model to describe changes in solar plasma. (2019-11-22)
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