Tag: storms

Submerged Forest Linked To Mythical Sunken Kingdom Appears From Underwater After Storm Hannah

Storm Hannah, which struck Wales last month, and a lower-than-usual tide uncovered a Bronze Age forest buried under water and sand. The submerged forest is linked to the mythical kingdom Cantre'r Gwaelod.

Ancient May 27, 2019

'Deep Learning' Technique Maps Out Saturn's Turbulent Storms

Scientists use the new 'deep learning' algorithm PlanetNet to analyze the turbulent storms in Saturn. This new technique can usher in a deeper, more thorough understanding of planetary atmospheres.

Space April 29, 2019

Flood Damage From Storms Could Double Without Coral Reefs

Coral reefs act as natural breakwaters that can reduce flooding from storms. Damages from flooding could rise by $4 billion without coral reefs. Which countries can gain the most from proper reef management?

Earth/Environment June 13, 2018

Tiny Pollution Particles Have Strong Influence On Storms And Rains

Ultrafine particles linked to pollution can have a powerful impact on the intensity of storms and precipitation. Even the tiniest of particles can have a significant effect on the strength of a storm.

Earth/Environment January 29, 2018

Atmospheric Scientists Use Bluewaters Supercomputer To Simulate Powerful 2011 Tornado [Video]

Leigh Orf and colleagues turned to the powerful Bluewaters supercomputer to simulate the El Reno tornado that destroyed properties and claimed lives in Oklahoma in 2011. Here's the video of the computer simulation.

Earth/Environment March 18, 2017

Rivers In The Sky: Atmospheric Rivers Can Wreak Widespread Calamities

Atmospheric rivers can wreak widespread calamities that will prove to be costly because of the hazards it can bring to lives and properties. More than 10 rivers are expected this winter, according to the National Weather Service.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2017

New Weather Model Predicts Smaller But Stronger Storms In The US Due To Climate Change

New research analyzed the future evolution of storms through a new framework. The model sheds new light on previous scientific disparities between models of different researches.

Earth/Environment December 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Update: Radar Images Show Migrating Birds Seeking Refuge In Eye Of Hurricane Matthew

Radar detected what appears as birds taking refuge in the eye of Hurricane Matthew. How do birds like seagulls get inside the eye of the storm?

Animals October 8, 2016

Dozens Injured, One Dead In Freak Thunderstorms Across Europe

Thunderstorms are ravaging across Europe, killing one person and injuring dozens more. What is driving these catastrophic events and what dangers do they bring?

Earth/Environment May 28, 2016

Lake Maracaibo In Venezuela Is World's Lightning Capital

Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has just been hailed as the lightning capital of the world. The weather and other features of the lake make it prone to lightning almost every day of the year.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2016

Scientists Measure Size Of Raindrops: Here's Why The Size Of Droplets Matter

A satellite that can measure Earth’s precipitation tells us why raindrop size matters. It can greatly influence weather forecasting, strength of winds and power of storms.

Animals April 4, 2016

Florida Tornado Destroys Houses, Leaves 20,000 Without Power

A giant tornado ravaged through Florida and Mississippi, destroying homes and leaving thousands without power. Officials said they are investigating the extent of damage.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2016

Powerful Storm Rocks Southern California, Leaves Thousands Without Power

More than 150,000 people were left without power thanks to the raging storm that rocked Southern California. The raging winds led to power poles being knocked down, disrupting electricity supply.

Society February 1, 2016

Massive Storm Seen Raging Across Surface Of A Distant Star

NASA space telescopes have spotted a dark, swirling storm on a relatively cool, distant star. The storm is similar to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter in our solar system, researchers say.

Space December 11, 2015

Science Images Of The Week: Songbirds, Stars, Storms And Sperm

This week's images go from macro to micro in a major way. From dead galaxies to mouse gametes, we've got it all.

Space November 20, 2015

New York City Faces Higher Risks for Severe Flooding Due to Climate Change

The risk of New York City flooding has greatly increased due to both human-caused sea level rise and storm surges from stronger storms. This was the finding of a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Animals September 30, 2015

'Godzilla' El Niño Brewing In The Pacific Could Be One Of The Strongest On Record, Forecasters Warn

This year's El Niño could rival the 1997 event that caused weather havoc around the world, scientists say. Forecasters have been monitoring warming ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific for three months.

Earth/Environment August 14, 2015

SoCal Summer Storm Causes Lightning Strikes and Beach Closures

A rare summer storm hit Southern California on Saturday, bringing scattered rain showers, thunder and lightning to the region. Authorities were prompted to close several beaches while around 10,000 people were left without electricity.

Society July 20, 2015

Storms In The Tropics Contribute To Melting Ice In The Arctic: Study

According to researchers, heavy rains are bad news as they contribute to faster ice melts in the Arctic, consequently hastening the rise of sea levels.

Earth/Environment July 16, 2015

Researchers Link Smoke From Fires To Tornado Intensity

For the first time, researchers at the University of Iowa have linked smoke from fires to the intensity of tornadoes as smoke increases wind shear and lowers the base of clouds.

February 3, 2015

Exclusive Clip: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Storm-Chasing Vehicles Of 'Into The Storm'

This exclusive bonus clip from the 'Into the Storm' Blu-ray features a look at the tough-as-nails storm-chasing vehicles used in the film and how the crew designed and built them.

Movies/TV Shows November 17, 2014

Uranus Whips Up Mega Storms: Experts Wonder Why

Uranus is exhibiting intense weather activity. Astronomers have detected eight large storms on the normally placid planet, which should have occurred in 2007 when the sun shone directly on its equator.

Space November 15, 2014

Uranus Having a Bad Winter. Astronomers Spot Storms Throwing Tantrum in its Blue-green Atmosphere

Storms are not unusual in Uranus -- but untimely storms so bright that even amateur astronomers can observe them on Earth? Yes, Uranus, you have our attention.

Space November 14, 2014

Storms on Uranus? Astronomers are puzzled over phenomenon

Storms are raging across Uranus, but astronomers are puzzled how they could be occurring. What is the mystery of this alien world?

Space November 13, 2014

Extreme weather in 2013? Blame man-made climate change

Human-caused climate change has increased the likelihood and worsened the severity of heat waves in 2013 but scientists did not find a clear association between human influence and some extreme weather events including droughts, storms and heavy rains.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2014

Tornado strength increasing, driven by global warming - study

Climate change could be driving more frequent - and severe tornadoes nationwide, a new study warns.

Earth/Environment August 10, 2014

High altitude wind patterns influence extreme weather conditions: Study

Extreme weather events may be driven by fluctuations in winds high above the ground, a new study reveals.

Earth/Environment June 24, 2014

Scientists link high-speed solar winds to hike in lightning strikes on Earth

Solar winds may trigger lightning strikes on Earth. How can charged particles from so far away have such a dramatic effect?

Animals May 16, 2014

Jupiter's Great Red Spot may soon no longer be great: It's shrinking!

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is shrinking. The Hubble Space Telescopes shows just how small it is now.

Space May 16, 2014

Fast solar winds linked to increase in lightning strike rates on Earth

Solar winds slamming into earth's atmosphere linked to lightning and thunderstorms, study finds. Finding could help in weather forecasting.

Space May 16, 2014

Global warming causes hurricanes, typhoons to move poleward as they reach maximum intensity: Study

Scientists have discovered that strong storms are now moving towards the poles. Instead of staying in the tropics, the storms are now peaking further North and South.

Earth/Environment May 15, 2014

Tropical storms are moving away from tropics toward the poles, warns new study

Storms from the tropics may be moving toward temperate regions. Here's what's happening with the climate.

Animals May 15, 2014

Storms in America Fueled by Air Pollution in Asia?

Is air pollution in Asia making storms in North America more severe? That appears to be the case, based on a new study from JPL.

Earth/Environment April 15, 2014

Climate change triggered storms and rising sea levels cost China $2.6 bn

Climate change is a serious global issue, and China has seen the toll in its country. Now, they're making policies to countermeasure the dangers.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2014

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