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Team reveals the first 'images' of thunder

For the first time, scientists have imaged thunder, visually capturing the sound waves created by artificially triggered lightning. Researchers from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) are presenting the ...

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Tracking photosynthesis from space

Watching plants perform photosynthesis from space sounds like a futuristic proposal, but a new application of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite may enable scientists to do just ...

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Remote assessment of avalanche risk

In cooperation with a Swiss research team, geographers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a novel measuring system relying on two different physical methods that promises to enhance forecasting ...

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Yap Island typhoon warning in place for Noul

Tropical Storm Noul is still threatening Yap Island located in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, and a part of the Federated States of Micronesia. Micronesia has posted a typhoon warning ...

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NASA aids response to Nepal quake

NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian ...

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What works and doesn't in disaster health response

On Saturday, April 24 2015, a major (Magnitude 7.8) earthquake hit Nepal shortly after midday. Long-expected by seismologists, this large earthquake has left many of the older structures in this mountainous and economica ...

'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open waters

A team of German and Canadian researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometres off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured ...

Nepal earthquake on the radar

On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists ...

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Quang develop an eye

Tropical Cyclone Quang strengthened during the early morning hours of April 30 (Eastern Daylight Time/U.S.) and developed an eye. The stronger Quang neared the coast of Western Australia and triggered warnings.

Rupture along the Himalayan Front

In their article for Lithosphere on 12 March, authors Kristin Morell and colleagues write, "The ?700-km-long 'central seismic gap' is the most prominent segment of the Himalayan front not to have ruptured in a m ...

NASA sees weekend Texas severe storms in 3-D

Stormy spring weather over the U.S. Southwest generated at least 20 tornado sightings over Texas on Sunday, April 26, 2015. During the storm event, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory ...

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