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, ...

dateJul 28, 2010 in General Physics
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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 to know is "how ...

dateJun 26, 2010 in Environment
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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 of 100 million ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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