News tagged with rainfall

Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions

The saltiness, or salinity, of seawater depends largely on how much moisture is pulled into the air as evaporative winds sweep over the ocean. But pinpointing where the moisture rains back down is a complicated question scientists ...

dateMay 06, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Paperbark tree to unlock climate change

Synonymous with the Australian landscape, the paperbark tree is most recognised for its distinctive bark, but it is the leaves that have found themselves at the centre of research which could provide crucial insights into ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Environment
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NASA sees changes in Tropical Cyclone Fantala

Once a powerful Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, Tropical Cyclone Fantala continues to move north of Madagascar on April 21. NASA's Terra satellite and GPM satellite passed over the storm finding heavy ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA measures US south heavy rainfall from space

Extremely heavy rain fell over the southern United States during the past week and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core satellite and others in the GPM constellation provided a look at areas with ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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