News tagged with hot spots

Image: Fires in the Yucatan Peninsula

Dozens of red hot spots cluster at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. To the south, fires also speckle the neck of the Yucatan, Guatemala, and Belize. Each hot spot, which appears as a red mark, is an area where the thermal ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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'Hot spots' ride a merry-go-round on Jupiter

(Phys.org) —In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are so exceptional that the big ones get the special name "hot spots." Exactly how these clearings form and why they're only found near the planet's ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Mapping lead hot spots to protect children

A new study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization shows how hot spots of lead contamination in soil can be pinpointed in order to safeguard children against drastic health effects. Researchers led by geochemist ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Environment
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