News tagged with rainfall

Shaking things up

Nicole Gasparini was going upstream against a major trend in geologic research. Many geologists ascribe to the popular hypothesis about the formation of very steep mountain ranges: that a wet climate and heavy rainfall on ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA maps Typhoon Matmo's Taiwan deluge

When Typhoon Matmo crossed over the island nation of Taiwan it left tremendous amounts of rainfall in its wake. NASA used data from the TRMM satellite to calculate just how much rain fell over the nation.

dateJul 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA sees super typhoon Rammasun eyeing landfall

Imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite captured a wide-eyed Typhoon Rammasun as it was making landfall in northern Hainan Island, China early on July 18. A rainfall analysis using another NASA satellite showed the flooding potential ...

dateJul 18, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks, the UN said on Thursday.

dateJun 26, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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