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Rogue storm system caused Pakistan floods that left millions homeless

Last summer's disastrous Pakistan floods that killed more than 2,000 people and left more than 20 million injured or homeless were caused by a rogue weather system that wandered hundreds of miles farther west than is normal for such systems, ne...

Toronto astronomers among those announcing first scientific results of Planck satellite...

University of Toronto astronomers are in Paris this week as part of an international conference announcing the first scientific results of the Plank space telescope mission. Launched in May 2009, the telescope has nearly completed three of its fou...

TRMM satellite sees system 98s raining on western Australia

System 98S is currently bringing rains and gusty winds to the northwestern coast of Western Australia, and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite spotted areas of moderate to heavy rainfall in the system. NASA's TRMM satellite...

GOES-13 satellite captures powerful snowmaker leaving New England

Snows are finally winding down in New England today, Dec. 27, as a powerful low pressure system brought blizzard conditions from northern New Jersey to Maine over Christmas weekend. The GOES-13 satellite captured an image of the low's center o...

Researchers train software to help monitor climate change

University Park, Pa. -- A computer program that automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data could help climate scientists keep track of complex, constantly changing environmental conditions, according to an international t...

Satellites give an eagle eye on thunderstorms

MADISON -- It's one of the more frustrating parts of summer. You check the weather forecast, see nothing dramatic, and go hiking or biking. Then, four hours later, a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere and ruins your afternoon. Thunderstorms c...

Satellite data provide a new way to monitor groundwater in agricultural...

When you dive into that salad full of lettuce grown in the American West, there's a good chance you are enjoying the product of irrigation from an underground water source. These hidden groundwater systems are precious resources that need careful ...

Demise of large satellite may have led to the formation of...

Simulations performed at Southwest Research Institute may explain how Saturn's majestic rings and icy inner moons formed following the collision of a Titan-sized satellite with the planet, according to a paper published in Nature magazine's Dec. 12 ...

NASA satellites see heavy rainfall and displaced thunderstorms in System 94B

System 94B has not been classified as a tropical depression, but NASA satellite data has shown that it is creating heavy rainfall near India's southeastern coast. A second NASA satellite revealed that strong wind shear is continuing to push convec...

NASA watching Jal’s remnants in the Arabian Sea for possible rebirth

Infrared and visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite today hinted that the low pressure area formerly known as Cyclone Jal may have new life soon. Jal has emerged into the warm waters of the Arabian Sea after crossing India this past weekend. ...

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