The five African countries that have experienced the greatest increase in drought conditions since the early 1980s are Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, South Sudan, and Namibia.
Meteorologists Amber Liggett and Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook highlight their experiences and lessons learned in storm chasing, emphasizing the reasons for storm chasing, anecdotes, safety precautions, forecasting techniques, and potential risks involved, with the purpose of informing and guiding those interested in the activity.
Angel Enriquez, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Glasgow, Montana, shares his insights on valuable opportunities for career advancement in meteorology on the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with monthly episode releases.
New research published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment reveals that global atmospheric desert dust has significantly increased since preindustrial times and has a slight cooling effect on Earth, potentially concealing up to 8% of the planet's warming in climate projections.
A recent study utilized the parallax effect to accurately measure the height of a volcanic plume by analyzing images taken from multiple lines of sight. This overcame the limitations of traditional infrared-based methods, and allowed for the first direct observation of a plume reaching the mesosphere.
Explore the impact of Superstorm 1950, the greatest simultaneous blizzard, ice storm, windstorm, and cold outbreak of the twentieth century.
Sonali Shukla McDermid, the new editor-in-chief of Earth Interactions (EI), aims to foster interdisciplinary research on Earth system interactions and expand the journal's scope.
Andrew N. Staniforth's new book provides a comprehensive and unified account of the fundamental equations for climate and weather prediction models, emphasizing generality, scientific rigor, and unification in atmospheric and oceanic modeling.
Yannick Cocard and his friends encountered a torrential rainstorm while driving to Song-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, but after the rain cleared, they were captivated by the vast and untouched scenery, finding hospitality and a breathtaking night sky with the locals.
Want to learn how local weather enthusiasts can get involved with local chapters? This webinar is for you!
Justin Sharpe, a research scientist at the University of Oklahoma, shares valuable insights for aspiring social science professionals on the Clear Skies Ahead podcast.
At the 72nd International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) awarded seven high school students for outstanding atmospheric science projects, part of the Regeneron ISEF program with students from the United States and 62 other countries participating in a hybrid event.
Unorthodox thought processing disrupts the existing order, increasing entropy in a system, yet potentially leading to the emergence of a new, albeit more disordered, structured order, acting as a catalyst for system restructuring and buying time or entropy in the process.
A new study by Daniel Horton and Ryan Harp of Northwestern University found that rainfall intensity has increased in much of the United States, particularly in the eastern, southern, and midwestern regions, posing challenges for water resource management and emphasizing the need for flood-resistant infrastructure.
What the quahog clam can tell us about ancient climate.
To ensure safety during Spring Break beach trips, maintaining situational awareness of changing conditions, understanding the three beach zones (Safe Zone, Awareness Zone, and Impact Zone), and practicing "Take Ten" for assisting others in trouble are essential measures emphasized in order to enjoy a relaxing and secure vacation.
Grady Dixon and Dr. Josh Durkee led a storm-chasing course, retreating to their hotel in Ada after chasing a supercell, and the day ended with students sharing their photos online while the instructors reflected on the value of the experience.
George Preoteasa recounts his adventure with sprite photographer Paul Smith, capturing elusive sprite images during storms while enjoying the company of like-minded individuals and experiencing the beauty of open fields, clear night skies, and new places.
A discussion by AMS Weather Band Maestro Bob Henson on the terminology and distinctions of winter precipitation, such as snow, sleet, graupel, and ice pellets Bob highlights the importance of accurate reporting and recording of precipitation types in understanding and analyzing winter storms.