News tagged with forecast

The last survivors of the end of the world

(Phys.org) —In 2 billion years' time, life on Earth will be confined to pockets of liquid water deep underground, according to PhD astrobiologist Jack O'Malley James of the University of St Andrews. The ...

Jul 02, 2013
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Solar cycle update: Twin peaks?

Something unexpected is happening on the sun. 2013 is supposed to be the year of Solar Max, the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers ...

Mar 04, 2013
4.2 / 5 (11) 28 | with audio podcast

Global climate prediction system models tested

(Phys.org)—A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades ...

Sep 18, 2012
3.4 / 5 (15) 123 | with audio podcast

Reality catches up with sci-fi in storm drones

At the time it premiered, the film "Twister" put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: Release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It's no longer fiction. ...

Jun 02, 2013
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'La Nada' climate pattern lingers in the Pacific

(Phys.org) —New remote sensing data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show near-normal sea-surface height conditions across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. This neutral, or "La Nada" event, has stubbornly persisted ...

Sep 10, 2013
4.9 / 5 (14) 36 | with audio podcast

Lake-effect snow sometimes needs mountains

University of Utah researchers ran computer simulations to show that the snow-producing "lake effect" isn't always enough to cause heavy snowfall, but that mountains or other surrounding topography sometimes ...

Feb 19, 2013
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