Storm

Explosion
Solar Storm Has Minor Impact on Earth
Mar 09, 2012 06:54 AM E
A solar storm that shook the Earth's magnetic field on Thursday spared satellite and power systems as it delivered a glancing blow, although it could still intensify until early Friday, space weather experts said.
NASA Aqua Satellite Image of Irina
NASA Sees Tropical Storm Irina Heading Back Toward African Mainland
Mar 08, 2012 14:07 PM E
Tropical Storm Irina continues to linger in the Mozambique Channel, and NASA satellite data revealed the strongest storms in the southern quadrant, and Irina is running into some dry air, which may help to weaken it as it moves back to the African mainland.
Solar
NASA Sees Second Biggest Flare of the Solar Cycle
Mar 08, 2012 12:04 PM E
NASA models using data from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have now provided more information about the two CMEs associated with the two March 6 flares. The first is traveling faster than 1300 miles per second; the second more than 1100 miles per second.
Tornado
Scientists Detect Seismic Signals from Tornado
Mar 08, 2012 10:53 AM E
An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest last week -- information that may have value for meteorologists studying the atmospheric activity that precedes tornado disasters. The experiment by IU researchers involves deployment of more than 100 sta...
Laboratory mouse
New Research could Significantly Reduce the Need for Clinical Animal Testing
Mar 08, 2012 10:41 AM E
University of Southampton researchers are investigating innovative methods of testing drugs that will reduce the need for involving animals. Drugs based on biological proteins can cause adverse immune reactions in humans.
Solar explosion
Strong Solar Storm Heading for Earth
Mar 08, 2012 08:49 AM E
A strong geomagnetic storm is racing from the Sun toward Earth, and its expected arrival on Thursday could affect power grids, airplane routes and space-based satellite navigation systems, U.S. space weather experts said.
Infrared NASA Look at Cyclone Irina
NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Irina still Looping at Sea
Mar 07, 2012 09:12 AM E
NASA's Aqua satellite saw Tropical Cyclone Irina making a slow loop in the southern Mozambique Channel for the third day on March 6, 2012. Because of the different weather systems moving through the region, Irina's track has been hard to forecast.
Dust over the Southern Arabian Peninsula
Dust over the Southern Arabian Peninsula
Mar 07, 2012 06:43 AM E
On March 4, 2012, the thick dust that had hovered over Saudi Arabia a day earlier traveled southward off the edge of the Arabian Peninsula. This natural-color image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite, shows a cloud of dust over Yemen, and translucent swirls of dust over the Arabian Sea.
Space
Texas A&M Astronomers Help Find Distant Galaxy Cluster to Shed Light On Early Universe
Mar 06, 2012 15:14 PM E
A decade ago, Houston businessman and philanthropist George P. Mitchell was so certain there were big discoveries to be made in physics and astronomy and that they should come out of Texas A&M University, he put money on it, endowing the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy to bring the world's m...
TRMM Satellite Analyzes Rainfall in Cyclone Irina
NASA Satellites See Tropical Storm Irina Getting Loopy
Mar 06, 2012 09:53 AM E
Two NASA satellites have been measuring rainfall and cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm as it has been "going loopy" in the Mozambique Channel over the last couple of days. Irina is making a cyclonic loop, something that a tropical cyclone does on occasion whenever there are a couple of weather systems that push it in different directions.
Scientists see rise in tornado-creating conditions
Scientists See Rise in Tornado-creating Conditions
Mar 06, 2012 07:01 AM E
When at least 80 tornadoes rampaged across the United States, from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, last Friday, it was more than is typically observed during the entire month of March, tracking firm AccuWeather.com reported on Monday.
Outdoor hockey
Pond Hockey Heats Up
Mar 05, 2012 16:31 PM E
Would Wayne Gretzky have blossomed into the Great One had he not honed his skills on a backyard rink as a kid? It's a good thing that he grew up before global warming began wreaking havoc with our weather because the days of a game of shinny on that frozen pond are numbered.
Tornadoes Sweep across Midwest and Appalachians
Tornadoes Sweep across Midwest and Appalachians
Mar 05, 2012 09:11 AM E
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest and Appalachians on March 2, 2012. According to CNN, at least 36 people were killed, with the majority of the victims in Indiana and Kentucky. On the Weather Underground blog, meterologist Jeff Masters described the outbreak as a result of warm, wet air from the Gulf of Mexico mixing with cold, dry air aloft.
NASA Infrared View of Cyclone Irina Enroute to Mozambique
NASA Sees Tropical Storm Irina Hit by Wind Shear, Headed for Mozambique
Mar 03, 2012 09:17 AM E
The AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters with an infrared look at what was happening "under the hood" of Tropical Storm Irina's clouds and saw two reasons why it temporarily weakened before moving into the Mozambique Channel and heading for landfall in Mozambique in a couple of days.
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