News tagged with heavy rains

Using moving cars to measure rainfall

Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain. This simple observation has inspired researchers from the University ...

Nov 28, 2013
3.7 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Extreme weather events fuel climate change

When the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere rises, the Earth not only heats up, but extreme weather events, such as lengthy droughts, heat waves, heavy rain and violent storms, may become more frequent. ...

Aug 14, 2013
4.1 / 5 (16) 3 | with audio podcast

Less rainfall expected for the Hawaiian Islands

Almost imperceptibly, rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands has been declining since 1978, and this trend is likely to continue with global warming through the end of this century, according to a team of scientists ...

Apr 23, 2013
3.4 / 5 (14) 11 | with audio podcast