News tagged with wind patterns

Cassini to make a double play

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an action-packed day and a half, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be making its closest swoop over the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and scrutinizing the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest ...

Dec 12, 2011
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Paved surfaces can foster build-up of polluted air

New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters wind patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to build up during warm summer weather instead of being ...

Jun 07, 2011
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Wind tunnel begins operations

On hot days it is often very still in cities because the high density of buildings prevents the air from circulating freely. In the newly commissioned wind tunnel operated by Empa and the ETH Zurich wind effects ...

Mar 23, 2011
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