Weather and climate are similar but different. For the most part, they are very distinct phenomena. Below, we talk about the weather first, and then delve into the climate. Weather We measure … [Read full article]
NASA announced the birth of Tropical Storm Evan on the 12th of December maybe not knowing just how damaging this storm would end up being. The Samoan government has declared … [Read full article]
How do you measure something when your ruler only goes back 40 years? It’s like trying to measure the height of a tree with your school ruler: you need more … [Read full article]
A new study has been published which analyses a decade’s worth of tropical cyclones and found that, when a hurricane blows over ocean regions high in freshwater content, it can unexpectedly intensify.
The probability that a hurricane will ever encounter such conditions is relatively low, ranging from 10 to 23 percent, but the effect when it does happen is relatively large: Hurricanes can intensify by up to 50 percent.
Not only was 2011 another active hurricane season – producing a total of 19 tropical storms – but it also broke the ‘hurricane amnesia’ and reminded residents in the Northeast … [Read full article]
Hurricane Irene has spent its force, entering New York as a downgraded Tropical Storm, and left many residents and experts breathing a sigh of relief over a storm that they thought could have been much, much worse.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released this handy video on what to do so that you can survive a hurricane.
NASA’s GOES013 satellite captured this image July 22 at 0845 UTC (4:45 a.m. EDT) of three separate tropical cyclones; Bret and Cindy trundling through the North Atlantic in the right of the image, and Hurricane Dora over in the eastern Pacific.
America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has predicted a below average pacific hurricane season, with an outlook that calls for a 70% probability of a below average season.
Weather Services International (WSI) have released revised predictions for the number and type of storms for the 2011 storm season emanating from the Atlantic Ocean.
WSI predicts 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 4 intense hurricanes rated at category 3 or greater.
NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured this beautiful image of New Zealand on March 30.
This beautiful yet still terrifying image of Tropical Cyclone Carlos, off the western coast of Australia, was taken by the The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite around 2:15 p.m. local time on February 24, 2011.
NASA’s Aqua Satellite has captured two tropical storms threatening to grow into cyclones north of Australia. Two low pressure areas are developing near the Northern Territory and Western Australia, System … [Read full article]