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An Olympic Forecast

The Vancouver Winter Olympics will not only challenge world-class athletes, but also a team of almost 100 meteorologists and atmospheric scientists tasked to provide the weather forecasts that keep the events ...

dateFeb 15, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Wind, war and weathermen

Well into the 20th century, American weather forecasting was not a rigorous science, but an “art,” as a National Research Council report stated in 1918. Forecasters knew, among other things, that ...

dateJun 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Lake-effect snow sometimes needs mountains

University of Utah researchers ran computer simulations to show that the snow-producing "lake effect" isn't always enough to cause heavy snowfall, but that mountains or other surrounding topography sometimes ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Environment
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