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Launch madness at Wallops in March - '5 in 5'
Launch madness will hit the east coast in March as NASA launches five rockets in approximately five minutes to study the high-altitude jet stream from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (2012-03-05)
Jet streams experience traffic jams, too, driving extreme weather events
High above our heads, an unseen traffic jam is occurring as meandering jet streams cause eastward atmospheric circulations to become blocked, a process that can in turn create extreme events such as heat waves. (2018-05-24)
Research cruise to understand major changes in Atlantic
Scientists at the University of Liverpool are embarking on a research cruise to help them understand recent major changes in the temperature of the Atlantic. (2005-05-10)
Weather should remain predictable despite climate change
New research from the University of Missouri suggests that even as rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere drive the climate toward warmer temperatures, the weather will remain predictable. (2018-02-22)
UK regional weather forecasts could be improved using jet stream data
Weather forecasters could be able to better predict regional rainfall and temperatures by using North Atlantic jet stream data, according to new research. (2018-01-30)
Jet stream not getting 'wavier' despite Arctic warming
Rapid Arctic warming has not led to a 'wavier' jet stream around the mid-latitudes in recent decades, pioneering new research has shown. (2020-02-19)
New theory finds 'traffic jams' in jet stream cause abnormal weather patterns
A study published in Science offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream, the global air currents that circle the Earth, stalls out over a region. (2018-05-24)
Volcanic ash research shows how plumes end up in the jet stream
A University at Buffalo volcanologist, an expert in volcanic ash cloud transport, published a paper recently showing how the jet stream -- the area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in -- also seems to be the area most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash. (2010-04-19)
Ozone depletion trumps greenhouse gas increase in jet-stream shift
Depletion of Antarctic ozone is a more important factor than increasing greenhouse gases in shifting the Southern Hemisphere jet stream in a southward direction, according to researchers at Penn State. (2013-01-31)
NASA satellite sees a warm winter in the western US
While people in the eastern two-thirds of the US have been dealing with Arctic Air, the bulge in the Jet Stream over the eastern Pacific Ocean has been keeping the western third of the US in warmer than normal temperatures over the last two months. (2015-02-23)
Extreme cold winters fueled by jet stream and climate change
Scientists have agreed for the first time that recent severe cold winter weather in the UK and US may have been influenced by climate change in the Arctic, according to a new study. (2016-10-26)
Meteorological silk road pattern may take a toll on Eurasian climate in north-jet years
The meteorological teleconnection pattern that covers most domains along the ancient Silk Road exerts significant influences on climatic anomalies over Eurasia. (2018-02-21)
Global winds could explain record rains, tornadoes
Two talks at a scientific conference this week will propose a common root for an enormous deluge in western Tennessee in May 2010, and a historic outbreak of tornadoes centered on Alabama in April 2011. (2011-12-05)
Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather
Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, wildfires and flooding. (2018-01-12)
Greater solar activity may bring US more gray days
NASA-funded Earth Science researchers have discovered that during periods of increased solar activity much of the United States becomes cloudier. (2001-07-13)
Koehler awarded NSF grant for study of atmospheric gases
The National Science Foundation has announced the award of $160,917 to Birgit G. (1999-11-07)
Changing jet streams may alter paths of storms and hurricanes
The Earth's jet streams are shifting -- possibly in response to global warming. (2008-04-16)
Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream
Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an international team of climate scientists has found a connection between many extreme weather events and the impact climate change is having on the jet stream. (2017-03-27)
Is Arctic warming influencing the UK's extreme weather?
Severe snowy weather in winter or extreme rains in summer in the UK might be influenced by warming trends in the Arctic, according to climate scientists in the US and the UK. (2018-01-04)
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team of researchers. (2019-04-15)
Saturn's hexagon: An amazing phenomenon
An unusual structure with a hexagonal shape surrounding Saturn's north pole was spotted on the planet for the first time 30 years ago. (2014-04-14)
URI physical oceanographers study how topography affects the Gulf Stream's path
In a recent issue of the Journal of Physical Oceanography, physical oceanographers Drs. (2004-08-12)
Mountains Play Major Role In Midwestern Winters
Mountains play a loftier role in the earth's weather than once thought. (1996-09-04)
Wildfire risk in California no longer coupled to winter precipitation
Wet winters no longer predict possible relief from severe wildfires for California. (2019-03-04)
Scientists Probe The Jet Stream For Clues To Clear Air Turbulence
Through early February, a team of scientists is sending probes into the jet stream over the Pacific Ocean to learn more about clear air turbulence. (1998-01-28)
Temperature Of Pacific Ocean Influences Midwest Rains, Scholar Says
A correlation between summertime sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and precipitation rates in the Midwest may lead to improved seasonal predictions of drought and flood potentials, say researchers at the University of Illinois. (1997-09-05)
Climate change does not cause extreme winters
Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. (2015-03-27)
Study finds possible connection between US tornado activity, Arctic sea ice
The effects of global climate change taking place in the Arctic may influence weather much closer to home for millions of Americans, researchers report. (2018-08-06)
Jet stream changes cause climatically exceptional Greenland Ice Sheet melt
Research from the University of Sheffield has shown that unusual changes in atmospheric jet stream circulation caused the exceptional surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet in summer 2012. (2013-06-17)
Spraying efficiently: Breaking up is hard to do
Using oscillating liquid streams, breakup and drop formation can be improved compared to common straight jets, but dynamic interactions make it difficult for scientists to understand the mechanisms behind this breakup. (2018-07-03)
El Nino, La Nina rearrange South Pole sea ice
Scientists have been mystified by observations that when sea ice on one side of the South Pole recedes, it advances farther out on the other side. (2001-09-19)
Waterjet milling will cut production costs of aeronautic materials
Research work coordinated by CIC marGUNE is developing waterjet milling technology which promises highly competitive costs compared to current machining systems. (2011-11-08)
Coal-based fuels and products hit the refinery
A variety of end products including jet fuel, gasoline, carbon anodes and heating oil may be possible using existing refineries and combinations of coal and refinery by-products, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (2007-08-20)
NASA satellite observes unusually hot July in the Great Plains
Much of the United States sweated through an unusually humid heat wave during July, a month that brought record-breaking temperatures to many areas across the Great Plains. (2011-08-31)
Scientists begin to unravel summer jet stream mystery
Scientists have discovered the cause of the recent run of miserable wet summers as they begin to unravel the mysteries of the Atlantic jet stream. (2016-08-25)
Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth's core
A jet stream within the Earth's molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an 'X-ray' view of the planet. (2016-12-19)
Study: Aerosols have an outsized impact on extreme weather
A reduction in manmade aerosols in Europe has been tied to a reduction in extreme winter weather in the region. (2020-02-03)
World's largest lake sheds light on ecosystem responses to climate variability
Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest and largest freshwater lake, has provided scientists with insight into the ways that climate change affects water temperature, which in turn affects life in the lake. (2011-02-16)
The Matryoshka effect: USU researchers describe underwater phenomenon
A team of engineers and fluid dynamicists uncovered the physics behind a unique underwater phenomenon that's been likened to the Matryoshka doll -- the traditional Russian doll within a doll. (2018-04-24)
Astronomers study 2 million light year 'extragalactic afterburner'
Blasting over two million lights years from the center of a distant galaxy is a supersonic jet of material that looks strikingly similar to the afterburner flow of a fighter jet, except in this case the jet engine is a supermassive black hole and the jet material is moving at nearly the speed of light. (2012-10-22)
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