News tagged with weather phenomena

Explainer: Why are tornadoes so destructive?

Tornadoes are a part of life for people living in the Great Plains of the United States. In Oklahoma, a state that averages 62 tornadoes a year, people are prepared as best as they can be and are well warned.

dateMay 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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The limitations of climate models

(Phys.org)—How accurate is the latest generation of climate models? Climate physicist Reto Knutti from ETH Zurich has compared them with old models and draws a differentiated conclusion: while climate modelling ...

dateNov 07, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Fire and rain: Fed scientists point to wild April

(AP) -- April was a historic month for wild weather in the United States, and it wasn't just the killer tornado outbreak that set records, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Environment
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A new twist on tornado study

Funny thing about tornadoes. When they ought to drop out of the sky, they usually don't. Despite all the radar looking for them, no one quite knows when or where they'll appear.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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