News tagged with polar vortex

Image: Titan's sunlit edge

( —The sunlit edge of Titan's south polar vortex stands out distinctly against the darkness of the moon's unilluminated hazy atmosphere. The Cassini spacecraft images of the vortex led scientists to conclude that ...

dateDec 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Image: Polar vortex enters northern US

The polar vortex is a whirling and persistent large area of low pressure, found typically over both North and South poles. The northern polar vortex was pushing southward over western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota on Monday, ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Environment
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Arctic ice melt sets stage for cold weather

( -- The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think. That's because melting Arctic sea ice can trigger a domino effect leading to increased ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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