Climate

NASA Gets an Infrared View of Large Tropical Storm Jose
September 20, 2017 12:28 PM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite imagery shows that Jose is a large storm, with a large reach. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured cloud top temperatures of Tropical Storm Jose that revealed the strongest storms were in the northeastern part of the tropical cyclone but the storm is so large that it is causing dangerous ocean conditions from Bermuda to the U.S. East coast.

NASA Gets an Infrared View of Large Tropical Storm Jose
September 20, 2017 12:28 PM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite imagery shows that Jose is a large storm, with a large reach. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured cloud top temperatures of Tropical Storm Jose that revealed the strongest storms were in the northeastern part of the tropical cyclone but the storm is so large that it is causing dangerous ocean conditions from Bermuda to the U.S. East coast.

Forest Fire Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Wildlife
September 20, 2017 12:06 PM - University of Kent

Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced ‘haze’ they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore.

Watch Out! Summer Rainfall Over the Yangtze River Valley After Similar El Nino Events Can Be Different
September 20, 2017 11:47 AM - Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

It is widely recognized that rainfall over the Yangtze River valley (YRV) strengthens considerably during the decaying summer of El Niño, as demonstrated by the catastrophic flooding suffered in the summer of 1998. Nevertheless, the rainfall over the YRV in the summer of 2016 was much weaker than that in 1998, despite the intensity of the 2016 El Niño having been as strong as that in 1998. A group of scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have now revealed the remarkable role played by the mid-latitude circulation in this surprising feature.

Watch Out! Summer Rainfall Over the Yangtze River Valley After Similar El Nino Events Can Be Different
September 20, 2017 11:47 AM - Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

It is widely recognized that rainfall over the Yangtze River valley (YRV) strengthens considerably during the decaying summer of El Niño, as demonstrated by the catastrophic flooding suffered in the summer of 1998. Nevertheless, the rainfall over the YRV in the summer of 2016 was much weaker than that in 1998, despite the intensity of the 2016 El Niño having been as strong as that in 1998. A group of scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have now revealed the remarkable role played by the mid-latitude circulation in this surprising feature.

Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt
September 20, 2017 10:27 AM - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute are exploring the changing chemistry of the Arctic’s atmosphere to help answer the question of what happens as snow and ice begin to melt.

Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt
September 20, 2017 10:27 AM - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute are exploring the changing chemistry of the Arctic’s atmosphere to help answer the question of what happens as snow and ice begin to melt.

NASA Data Shows Otis Devoid of Precipitation, Now a Remnant
September 19, 2017 04:48 PM - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Former Hurricane Otis was not showing any thunderstorm development or precipitation on satellite imagery on Sept. 19. As a result, the National Hurricane Center declared Otis a remnant low pressure area.

End-of-Summer Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Eighth Lowest on Record
September 19, 2017 04:01 PM - NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center

Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have reported. Analysis of satellite data by NSIDC and NASA showed that at 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square kilometers), this year’s Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the eighth lowest in the consistent long-term satellite record, which began in 1978.

End-of-Summer Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Eighth Lowest on Record
September 19, 2017 04:01 PM - NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center

Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have reported. Analysis of satellite data by NSIDC and NASA showed that at 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square kilometers), this year’s Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the eighth lowest in the consistent long-term satellite record, which began in 1978.

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