Tag: Rainfall

United Arab Emirates Mulls Building Artificial Mountain To Change Weather, Bring Rain

It seldom rains in UAE, so the desert country wants to build an artificial mountain to alter the weather and induce rainfall. Will it work?

Earth/Environment May 5, 2016

Chances Of Extreme Flooding Up By 43 Percent Because Of Global Warming, Warn Scientists

Global warming may unleash devastating and extensive flooding, scientists warn. As levels of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions increase, the chances of extreme flooding also goes dangerously high.

Earth/Environment February 2, 2016

Moon Phases Can Affect Amount Of Rainfall On Earth: Study

The moon's gravitational pull not only affects the ocean's tides, but also the amount of rainfall on Earth. According to a new study, the moon tugs the Earth's atmosphere closer to it.

Animals February 1, 2016

Major Volcanic Eruptions Can Lessen Flow Of Largest Rivers In The World: Study

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Edinburgh has found that massive volcanic eruptions in the past have significantly impacted the flow of water in some of the world's largest river systems.

Animals October 7, 2015

NASA Satellite Maps Reveal Flood And Drought Stricken Areas In The US

With the help of satellites that orbit the Earth to specifically measure cloud cover, ground water and precipitation, scientists are able to assess current weather situations and predict future drought and rainfall activity not just in the U.S. but all over the world.

Earth/Environment August 18, 2015

In Current Drought, California Faces 'Rain Debt' Equal To Full Year Of Storms (Video)

The blocking of atmospheric rivers that normally bring rain to California has led to severe 'rain debt,' researchers say. The debt is equal to the 20 inches of rain the state usually receives in average years.

Earth/Environment August 4, 2015

Warming Of The Black Sea Culprit Behind Extreme Rain And 2012 Flooding In Russia

Researchers have found that the destructive flash flood that occurred in Russia in 2012 may be due to the increased temperatures of the Black Sea.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2015

Earthy, Post-Rain Smell Explained by MIT Scientists

Researcher create slow-motion video of "champagne bubble" effect to show the origin of the familiar after-rain smell. Raindrops can release aerosols from the ground into the air as they hit, researchers find.

Animals January 18, 2015

Greenhouse Gases May Influence Africa's Rainfall and Future Climate

Greenhouse gases released thousands of years ago radically changed weather patterns in Africa. What does this mean for modern-day climate change?

Earth/Environment December 7, 2014

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