News tagged with heavy rainfall

NASA sees changes in Tropical Cyclone Fantala

Once a powerful Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, Tropical Cyclone Fantala continues to move north of Madagascar on April 21. NASA's Terra satellite and GPM satellite passed over the storm finding heavy ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA's IMERG measures flooding rainfall in Peru

Heavy rainfall recently caused flooding, landslides and power outages in some areas of Peru. NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) measured that rainfall by using a merged precipitation product from ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change speeds up gully erosion

The erosion of large natural channels by flowing water—gully erosion—can wreak havoc on fields, roads, and buildings. In some cases, the sudden expansion of gullies even claims human lives. Geographers from KU Leuven, ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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