News tagged with meteorologists

Sensing wind speed with kites

Kites have a storied history in meteorological research -- think of Benjamin Franklin and his study of electricity -- including being used to carry aloft sensors that measure wind speed. Previously, however, these sensors, ...

Jul 28, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

What Weathermen Know About Climate Change

Climate change is a topic that impacts the weather not only globally, but also locally. While some people may be concerned about the melting ice sheets at the far corners of the Earth, what most really want ...

Jun 26, 2010 3.3 / 5 (15) 16

Where Lightning Strikes More Than Twice

Lightning is one of Mother Nature's double-edged swords; it is beautiful to watch as it lights up the sky, but it is dangerous when it hits the ground at a scorching 50,000 degrees F and brings with it a jolt ...

Jun 21, 2010 3.8 / 5 (6) 4

A new twist on tornado study

Funny thing about tornadoes. When they ought to drop out of the sky, they usually don't. Despite all the radar looking for them, no one quite knows when or where they'll appear.

May 12, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Progressively wetter in Norway

Climate change will make life wetter for most Norwegians in the years to come. A rainier climate is expected nationwide, with the possible exception of southern Norway in the summers.

Feb 27, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 1