Rare blizzard warning issued for California – massive snow expected

A rare blizzard warning has been issued for the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Up to 5 feet of snow is expected to fall Wednesday night into Thursday as a strong cold core low pressure system pushes moisture inland from the Pacific Ocean. National Weather Service forecasters in Reno said Tuesday as much as 5…

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A new view: Observing Clouds in Four Dimensions

Six cameras are revolutionizing observations of shallow cumulus clouds. The Science While easily seen by people, the cotton-ball clouds (called shallow cumulus clouds) that drift overhead on partly cloudy days are hard for radars and many other instruments to observe and, therefore, hard to model and predict. Scientists situated six digital cameras in pairs at…

Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 14-Jan-2019 Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON, Wis. — Scientists have long speculated that our planet’s climate system is intimately linked to the Earth’s celestial motions. The pacing of the most recent ice ages, for example, is attributable to changes in the shape of…

Research reveals strategies for combating science misinformation

From EurekAlert! Solutions to combat misinformation include public inoculation, financial transparency Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Just as the scientific community was reaching a consensus on the dangerous reality of climate change, the partisan divide on climate change began to widen. That might seem like a paradox, but it’s also no coincidence, says…