Natural variability in atmospheric circulation over the Arctic is responsible for the substantial loss of sea ice in recent decades.
A team of scientist has discovered an unexpected behavior in the atmosphere that disrupts one of the Earth’s most regular climate cycles.
Following the deadly tornado that tore through the city of Joplin, Mo., in 2011, researchers have developed new building codes they hope will better protect people in the face of a EF-5 category tornado.
After examining potentially habitable climates of three exoplanets, two seem to use an air-condition-like system that prevents the planet from getting too hot, according to KU Leuven researchers.
Researchers recently found that building more wind turbines might actually be less efficient and not produce as much renewable energy.
Last Wednesday, NASA's Earth-observing Rapid Scatterometer was turned on for the first time, immediately launching into a mission that will collect data on the speed and direction of the Earth's all-important oceanic winds.
It has long been suspected that some of the world most remote islands, like the iconic Easter Island, were first colonized by wayward sailors at the start of the Middle Ages. However, modern understanding of the ocean's wind patterns disputes this claim. Now a new study is arguing that these seemingly impossible colonizations could have been possible with the help of rogue winds.
It has long been known that climate change is impacting the world's ecosystems for better or worse, but a new study details one way that the dog-eat-dog world of nature is changing that a lot of experts didn't see coming. Changing wind patterns are altering how easily predators can find prey, resulting in new situations that many species are just not prepared for.
In less than two weeks, NASA will be launching the ISS-RapidScat wind-watching scatterometer into Earth's orbit, where it will be taxied up to the International Space Station (ISS). Interestingly, the impressively complex monitoring satellite will be going up to the ISS in parts, and the station itself will be tasked to see to its final assembly and start-up.
The NASA/NOAA GOES Project has recently released two stunning images of water vapor patterns moving over the Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. This project, the agency claims, will help make forecast and early-warning systems even more accurate, while simultaneously providing more data to observe changing extreme weather patterns.
Millions of tiny songbirds - weighing in at less than an ounce - migrate thousands of miles from the US to Central and South America each year on the coattails of nature's wind patterns, according to a new paper published in Journal of Biogeography.