Study: The Norwegian cyclone storm model is flawed

One of the most basic tenets of meteorology, The Norwegian Cyclone Model is getting a makeover. From the University of Manchester: Taking a fresh look at the weather Given the UK’s obsession with the weather, it would seem obvious that the basic understanding of how low pressure systems evolve has been known for a long…

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The tides, they are a changin!

From Oregon State University: Ancient tides different from today – some dramatically higher CORVALLIS, Ore. – The ebb and flow of the ocean tides, generally thought to be one of the most predictable forces on Earth, are actually quite variable over long time periods, in ways that have not been adequately accounted for in most…

Dam emissions, not so bad after all

From the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Greenhouse gas impact of hydroelectric reservoirs downgraded Site design and location can minimize carbon dioxide, methane emissions An international team of scientists has amassed the largest data set to date on greenhouse gas emissions from hydroelectric reservoirs. Their analysis, published today in the online version of Nature Geoscience,…