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Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. have introduced a method for enhancing the power of existing algorithms to forecast the future of unknown... more
Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia's east coast on Monday after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country. more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
Menstruation huts destroyed in Nepal, where exile persists  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Authorities are knocking down tiny huts in western Nepal where women have been exiled during menstruation and exposed to cold weather and threats from animals and even sexual assaults more
NRL researching rivers in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Meteorologists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory plan to take a harder look in 2020 at a prime, yet difficult to model, component of the global water cycle known as atmospheric rivers. more
When bushfires create their own weather system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The recent bushfires in Australia have been terrifying. As we talk of firenadoes and megablazes, we're understanding just how dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior can be. more
No business in snow business! Warm weather shutters Japan ski resorts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Record low snowfall in Japan has forced many ski resorts to shut their doors and is threatening a World Cup ski jumping competition, with organisers forced... more
Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. more
NOAA signals strong appetite for radio occultation  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models.... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
UN warns of 'much extreme weather' ahead after hottest decade on record  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme... more
The heat is on for Australia's beloved marsupials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As Australia's weather heats up, it could have serious consequences for some of our country's most iconic animals, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). more
Spire Global shares early data from GNSS Reflectometry satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Spire Global shared the first light data from its new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Reflectometry satellites at... more
From smoke going round the world to aerosol levels, NASA observes Australia's bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires... more
NASA snow-chasers set to fly into East Coast winter storms  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When giant white swirls of clouds cover the weather map with a winter storm warning, one question looms in the minds of people in its path: How much... more
NASA-NOAA satellite imagery reveals a weaker Tropical Cyclone Claudia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Tropical Storm Claudia now has two factors against it: wind shear and dry air.  NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of the storm on January 14 as... more
Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect... more
Some say we've seen bushfires worse than this before—but they're ignoring key facts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Every time a weather extreme occurs, some people quickly jump in to say we've been through it all before: that worse events... more
More than 110 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 110 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people... more
Study links historical housing policies across the U.S. to inequitable heat exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to... more
Study link historical housing policies across the U.S. to inequitable heat exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to... more
NOAA set to update space weather fleet  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to update its aging space weather fleet. SpaceNews.com more
Study links historical housing disparities with dangerous climate impacts  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does... more
Air Force turns to partners for weather forecasting support  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. Air Force is turning increasingly to U.S. government, commercial industry, academia and international partners for help... more
NASA tracking Tropical Storm Claudia battling wind shear  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Storm Claudia is battling wind shear as it continues moving away from Western Australia and through the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of the... more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
NOAA finds new liquified natural gas pipeline in Oregon will not jeopardize species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NOAA Fisheries has issued a final biological opinion on construction and operation of the Jordan Cove terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, and... more
Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched—and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre... more
Australian 'megablaze' brought under control  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires. more
Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather. more
The gathering firestorm in southern Amazonia  Science Magazine · 1 week
Wildfires, exacerbated by extreme weather events and land use, threaten to change the Amazon from a net carbon sink to a net carbon source. Here, we develop and apply a coupled ecosystem-fire model to quantify how... more
Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth’s winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after... more
House panel approves space weather bill  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved legislation to coordinate federal government space weather research, forecasting and operations. SpaceNews.com more
NASA-NOAA satellite tracks Tropical Storm Blake's remnants spreading  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The South Interior area of the state of Western Australia is under warnings for heavy rainfall and gusty winds as the remnants of Tropical Storm Blake move on a southeasterly path through... more
What if storing carbon dioxide would also allow us to heat our homes?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recognized by the scientific community as the main cause of global warming, CO2 levels in the atmosphere continue to soar, as confirmed by the November 2019 report of... more
Connection found between Arctic Oscillation and increased risk of fire in Siberia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the U.K., South Korea and Japan has found evidence that in positive phase years, the Arctic Oscillation can boost... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Blake and western Australia fires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical cyclone Blake made landfall in the Kimberley coast of Western Australia and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided an image that showed its center inland with the storm... more
Aleutian volcano spews up ash cloud in two strong bursts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands spewed ash into flight paths, prompting a warning to pilots by the National Weather Service. more
Rains bring very temporary relief to Australia's fires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA satellite data continues to provide a look at the smoke and aerosols generated by the massive fires in Australia. Although rain fell on parts of the fire-ravaged areas in New South... more
The conservation of cultural heritage in the face of climate catastrophe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cultural heritage can be destroyed. It can decay. Once it is gone, it is gone forever, sadly. Writing in the International Journal of Global Warming, Portuguese... more
The Renewable rather than Roaring Twenties: A sustainability decade  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With the Trump Administration trying to drive science out of environmental decision making and climate change out of environmental impact statements, it is easy to be pessimistic about our ability... more
India suffers hottest decade on record  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The last decade was India's hottest on record with the national weather office calling the impact of global warming "unmistakable" and extreme weather killing more than 1,500 people last year. more
An algorithm with an eye for visibility helps pilots in Alaska  MIT · 2 weeks
Real-time visibility estimates are a critical need in remote areas where visual flight is common and automated weather stations are scarce. more
The bushfires are horrendous—but expect cyclones, floods and heatwaves, too  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Public attention on the disastrous bushfire crisis in Australia will rightly continue for weeks to come. But as we direct resources to coping and recovery, we should not... more
Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say. more
Ferocious fires in Australia intensify  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the New Year starts, the outlook for the bushfire situation in Australia continues to be grim. These huge and disastrous fires continue to burn ferociously and with abandon, and reports have come out that the fires have... more
Amazing cows hold promise in pioneering sustainable food systems of the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In today's climate change narrative, animal-based agriculture often endures criticism for its alleged contributions to the global problem. With some naysayers ranking the industry... more
Atlantic and Pacific oscillations lost in the noise  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) do not appear to exist, according to a team of meteorologists who believe this has implications for both the validity of... more
Climate signals detected in global weather  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In October this year, weather researchers in Utah measured the lowest temperature ever recorded in the month of October in the U.S. (excluding Alaska): -37.1 degrees C. The previous low-temperature record for October was -35 degrees... more
'Millions of sparks': Weather raises Australia's fire danger  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Navy ships plucked hundreds of people from beaches and tens of thousands were urged to flee Friday before hot weather and strong winds in the forecast worsen Australia's already-devastating wildfires. more
Climate signals detected in global weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Searched for and found: climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations at the global scale. They are thus amending a long-established paradigm: weather is not climate -- but climate... more
Forecasted attribution of the human influence on Hurricane Florence  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Changes in extreme weather, such as tropical cyclones, are one of the most serious ways society experiences the impact of climate change. Advance forecasted conditional attribution statements, using a numerical... more
NASA finds a weaker Sarai now a depression  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of Tropical Cyclone Sarai and it showed a much weaker storm near Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean. more
Extending El Niño event predictions to a year  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A group of researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Beijing Normal University and Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen has found a way to predict El Niño events up to a year before... more
Hundreds of flights delayed as fog engulfs northern India  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dense fog and hazardous air pollution blanketed northern India and disrupted hundreds of flights on Monday, as harsh winter weather sent temperatures plunging to near-record lows. more
2019 was hottest year on record for Russia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This year was the hottest ever registered in Russia, the country's weather chief said on Monday, as climate change pushes global temperatures to record highs. more
Nightside Barrier Gently Brakes ‘Bursty’ Plasma Bubbles  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The solar wind that pummels the Earth's dayside magnetosphere causes turbulence, like air over a wing. Physicists at Rice University have developed... more
Snowmageddon warnings in North America come from tropics more than Arctic stratosphere  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Winter weather patterns in North America are dictated by changes to the polar vortex winds high in the atmosphere, but the most significant cold... more
NASA finds an elongated Phanfone now a tropical storm  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Phanfone as it continues moving through the South China Sea. Visible imagery showed that the storm is less organized and elongated... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds development of Tropical Cyclone Sarai  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed that a tropical low-pressure area has consolidated and organized in the Southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji. more
Proton launches Russian weather satellite  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Five Proton rockets launched this year — four for the Russian government and one for International Launch Services, which sells commercial missions.  SpaceNews.com more
NASA sees Typhoon Phanfone landfall in the Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Typhoon Phanfone, known locally in the Philippines as Ursula, was making landfall in the central part of the country when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead on Dec. 24. more
Weatherproof sheep? How to enhance animal resilience to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Adverse impacts of climate change are increasingly felt across the world, with weather variability posing a serious threat to both crop and livestock production. Recognising the urgent need... more
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