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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
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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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Weather forecasts on Mars

(Phys.org) —In the north of the red planet snowfalls occur with great regularity. Expeditions of Mars rovers into this region could therefore be easily planned.

May 08, 2013
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

New technique measures evaporation globally

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Boston University have developed the first method to map evaporation globally using weather stations, which will help scientists evaluate water resource management, assess recent trends ...

Apr 11, 2013
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Breakthrough in El Nino forecasting

Irregular warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, dubbed El Niño by Peruvian fishermen, can generate devastating impacts. Being the most important phenomenon of contemporary natural climate variability, it ...

Jul 01, 2013
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A taste of solar maximum

Forecasters say Solar Max is due in the year 2013.  When it arrives, the peak of 11-year sunspot cycle will bring more solar flares, more coronal mass ejections, more geomagnetic storms and more auroras ...

Jul 23, 2012
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast