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NASA finds tropical storm Francisco in the Korea strait

On Aug. 6, 2019 at 1217 a.m. EDT (0417 UTC). the AIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite analyzed cloud top temperatures of Tropical Storm Francisco in infrared light. AIRS found coldest cloud top temperatures (purple) of strongest thunderstorms were as cold as or colder than minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius). Credit: NASA […]

Calcium levels in freshwater lakes declining in Europe and North America

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new global study of how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world has revealed that in widespread areas in Europe and eastern North America, calcium levels are declining towards levels that can be critically low for the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms. The decline of […]

NASA satellite finds strong storms circling Lekima’s center

On Aug. 6, 2019, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Lekima in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA/NRL NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of strengthening Tropical Storm Lekima. On Aug. 6, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS […]

Tariffs lead to creative supply chains

Soybeans grown in central Illinois may arrive in China despite challenges of trade tariffs, but China may not have a clear idea where they were grown. Credit: Sue Nichols, Michigan State University Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability Where there’s a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there’s a way, even if a […]

NASA sees Flossie now a remnant low pressure area

On August 6, 2019 at 4:40 a.m. EDT (0840 UTC), the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite showed strongest thunderstorms in the remnants of Flossie were fragmented northeast of the Hawaiian Islands. There cloud top temperatures were as cold as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 45.5 Celsius). Credit: NASA/NRL Former Hurricane Flossie was […]

Half-a-degree warmer means 30,000 more deaths yearly in urban China: study

An increase in global warming from 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above late 19th-century levels would cause tens of thousands of extra deaths in China’s cities every year An increase in global warming from 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above late 19th-century levels would cause tens of thousands of extra deaths in China’s cities every […]

Research forecasts an uptick in extreme weather, temperatures

Credit: WVU It’s going to rain a lot in West Virginia. It’s going to be really dry, too. Huh? While torrential downpours and flash flooding don’t evoke images of drought or water insecurity, those polar opposites make sense in the erratic world of a warming climate, according to West Virginia University research. Such instability could […]