Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
More frequent extreme and adverse weather conditions threaten Europe's wheat production
European wheat production areas have to prepare for greater harvest losses in the future when global warming will lead to increased drought and heat waves in southern Europe, and wet and cool conditions in the north, especially ...
NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth
Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
NASA image: May 27 update on Slide Fire, Arizona
The winds have shifted and the Slide Fire smoke that once hung heavy and gray over Flagstaff is now covering the city of Sedona in Arizona. Over 20,000 acres have burned in the Coconino Forest in Arizona.
Safer flying with satcom weather app
Pilots using a satellite service can now receive inflight updates on weather hazards and warn other aircraft of storms they see ahead.
ESA image: Sentinel's view of the West Coast of the Netherlands
This image over the West Coast of the Netherlands is one of the early radar scans by the Sentinel-1A satellite, which was launched on 3 April.
Climate change could increase thunderstorm severity
This spring may be more like a lion than a lamb.
Automatic self-optimization of wind turbines
Siemens is "teaching" wind turbines how to automatically optimize their operation in line with weather conditions. The turbines are learning to use sensor data on parameters such as wind speed to make changes ...
How ancient Greek plays allow us to reconstruct Europe's climate
The open air plays of the ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, reports new research in Weather. Using historical observations from artwork and plays, scientists identified ...
Drought, fires impact ability of Amazon to hold carbon dioxide
Fires in the Amazon could jeopardize the forest's ability to soak up carbon dioxide emissions even as deforestation there slows down, according to a Penn State geographer.
Extreme weather decides distribution of insects
As climate change is progressing, the temperature of our planet increases. This is particularly important for the large group of animals that are cold-blooded (ectothermic), including insects. Their body ...
Storms decimate puffin colonies on French coast
The Atlantic storms that have buffeted Europe in recent days have killed at least 5,000 sea birds on the French coast, half of them puffins.
Researchers find storm periodicity in southern oceans
First infrared satellite monitoring of peak pollution episodes in China
Plumes of several anthropogenic pollutants (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide) located near ground level over China have for the first time been detected from space. The work was carried out ...