Tag: GWCC

Appreciating the Significance and Relevance of the Forecast Cone of Uncertainty.

Appreciating the Significance and Relevance of the Forecast Cone of Uncertainty.

| September 2, 2019 @ 1:15 pm

The cone of uncertainty is one of the most misunderstood forecast products in meteorology, and one of the most important.

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The Significance of Lightning in Well-Defined Tropical Cyclones

The Significance of Lightning in Well-Defined Tropical Cyclones

| September 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am

This story is very timely given the electrical activity that we have observed in Hurricane Dorian.

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What Makes the Sacramento Area a Mediterranean Climate?

What Makes the Sacramento Area a Mediterranean Climate?

| September 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am

What Makes the Sacramento Area a Mediterranean Climate?    Hot, blazing, pan-fried summers with little to no humidity and nothing in the way of rain. Mild and cool, occasionally cold, winters with about an average of no more than twenty inches of rain, the majority falling in January- these conditions are what define the Sacramento climate and make it so amicable to agriculture. Though, for anyone native to or having lived within the area long enough, they may have come acr […]

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Rainbows: The Atmosphere’s Dance Of Color

Rainbows: The Atmosphere’s Dance Of Color

| August 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

In a world full of vibrant color, nothing quite vanquishes the atmospheric phenomenon that is the rainbow.

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How Lighthouses Prepare For A Hurricane

How Lighthouses Prepare For A Hurricane

| August 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Lighthouses are beautiful, a nautical symbol of land and safety; a shoreline guardian to sailors for centuries.

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What Exactly Are Lake And Sea Breezes?

What Exactly Are Lake And Sea Breezes?

| August 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Whether on the Great Lakes or on the coast of an ocean, everyone has felt a lake or sea breeze.

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There’s No Sunshine… In Baseball? (Photo Credit: Sharon Sullivan)

There’s No Sunshine… In Baseball? (Photo Credit: Sharon Sullivan)

| August 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am

Ah, baseball season. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass, a hot dog in your hand, the crack of a bat hitting the baseball.

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Origin Behind “The Scream”

Origin Behind “The Scream”

| August 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Nature and art go hand in hand. Many choose to express their feeling of appreciation, awe, or perhaps fear of nature through artwork, whether that be protruding jagged mountains, deep canyons, lush fields, intense sculpted thunderstorms, the list goes on.

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Solar-Powered Wing Gets Okay To Fly Over Lana’i In Hawaiian Island Chain

Solar-Powered Wing Gets Okay To Fly Over Lana’i In Hawaiian Island Chain

| August 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am

HAPSMobile, created December 21st, 2017 headquartered in Japan, was established to provide research, development, operation and management of solar HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) and networking devices, by challenging the infrastructure of our existing technologies to help connect those around the world.

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Excessive Heat In Europe

Excessive Heat In Europe

| August 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

When most people think of severe weather, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other dramatic phenomena typically come to mind.

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Why Do Thunderstorms Often Occur On Summer Afternoons?

Why Do Thunderstorms Often Occur On Summer Afternoons?

| August 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Thunderstorms are a weather phenomenon that occur and develop due to high amounts of moisture in the air along with warm air that is rising.

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Allowing Students To Learn Through First Hand Experiences

Allowing Students To Learn Through First Hand Experiences

| August 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

I recently was given the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research with a group of students from the University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, and University at Albany.

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Mississippi River Flooding 2019: Surpassing The Great Flood Of 1927?

Mississippi River Flooding 2019: Surpassing The Great Flood Of 1927?

| August 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am

It’s no secret this year has been a wet one for much of the eastern half of the country. In fact, Mississippi alone has already surpassed the annual average rainfall and there is still 5 months left of 2019.

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Indian Ocean Causes Drought & Heatwaves In South America

Indian Ocean Causes Drought & Heatwaves In South America

| July 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The findings published in Nature Geoscience by an international research team with authors from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, Australia’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and NOAA in the U.S. suggest this may not have been the first time the Indian Ocean has brought extraordinary heat to the region.

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What Is The Difference Between Tropical Cyclones & Extratropical Cyclones?

What Is The Difference Between Tropical Cyclones & Extratropical Cyclones?

| July 31, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Many of us are aware of what a tropical cyclone (hurricane) is, but what about an extratropical one?

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Sacramento Summer Haze: What Is It?

Sacramento Summer Haze: What Is It?

| July 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

For the millions of residents living within the Sacramento Valley and surrounding areas, extreme summer heat with temperatures soaring above one hundred degrees is about as natural and native as the valley, interior live, and blue oaks that dot the foothills and the Sacramento valley floor.

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