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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…

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Satellite image shows South Carolina’s ‘Once-in-a-Thousand-Years Flood’ was due to a ‘complex meteorological event’

From the “more facts against the Mann” department. While claims of climate change swirl about from the usual doomsayers, such as this one from Time Magazine: Climate change is making rare weather events less rare At least nine people have died in flooding across South Carolina that has left city streets submerged in water, destroyed homes…