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Who’ll Stop The Rain?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I haven’t posted here at WUWT in a bit. I’ve been preoccupied writing for my own blog, Skating Under The Ice.  It’s a work in progress. However, my climate work continues. There’s a paper out about a year old, unfortunately paywalled, regarding precipitation with some interesting conclusions. [UPDATE: available here,…

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How bacteria make it rain

From the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 — The oceans are covered with a thin film of organic matter and bacteria, many of which launch out of the water and go airborne. But these little particles do more than just take flight — these microbes can actually make it rain. In the final stop…

Satellite data over the tropics, between 10 degrees S and 10 degrees N, shows a slight dip in rainfall when the moon is directly overhead or underfoot. The top panel shows the air pressure, the middle shows the rate of change in air pressure, and the bottom shows the rainfall difference from the average. The change is 0.78 micrometers, or less than one ten thousandth of an inch, per hour. CREDIT Tsubasa Kohyama/University of Washington

Study claims: Phase of the moon affects amount of rainfall

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON When the moon is high in the sky, it creates bulges in the planet’s atmosphere that creates imperceptible changes in the amount of rain that falls below. New University of Washington research to be published in Geophysical Research Lettersshows that the lunar forces affect the amount of rain – though…