Study: Hurricanes affect VLF radio signals in the Ionosphere

Plain Language Summary Hurricanes and tropical storms are severe atmospheric weather phenomena that can affect drastically the human life. The effect of this kind of events is not only limited to ground level but also extends through the atmosphere to the high altitudes. One of the most important features of these events, which has an…

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2018 US tornadoes lowest in 65 years of record-keeping

From the NOAA Storm Prediction Center comes this inconvenient data that pretty much kills the “climate is making weather more severe” claim. Get this – a record-low 759 tornadoes formed in the U.S. so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC). According to the SPC data, there were…

New GOES-16 weather data could improve tornado-warning times

From the “not Mann” department. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers are the first to use data obtained from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to provide guidance for tornadic thunderstorm forecasting. GOES-16, which was launched in 2016, recently became fully operational but methods for incorporating the data, until now, did…

Old Satellite Gives a View Inside #HurricaneFlorence

In April 2006, a Boeing Delta II rocket launched CloudSat, along with a second satellite, CALIPSO, into space on two- and three-year missions to study the world’s clouds and a mix of airborne particles called aerosols. Twelve years later, both satellites are still chugging along, though it hasn’t always been easy going in recent years. In CloudSat’s case,…

Forecasters: #HurricaneFlorence to get energy boost from the Gulf Stream

As millions of people along the Atlantic Coast of the United States board up windows and evacuate before Hurricane Florence makes landfall, remote sensing researchers and forecasters are monitoring the environmental conditions fueling the powerful storm. They are assembling a suite of satellite images and data products that could aid storm preparedness and recovery efforts by federal and local…

Peak tropical storm year – 2005 – all downhill from there

From the BERMUDA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCES and the “hurricane drought started in 2005” department comes this curios study that throws some cold ocean water on any claims made by warmists that the number of hurricanes is increasing. What is the maximum possible number of Atlantic tropical cyclones? See the year 2005 In a multi-national collaborative…