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Chasing storm data: machine learning looks for useful data in U.S. thunderstorm reports

September 13, 2019

Bill Gallus has been known to chase a summer storm or two. But he didn’t have to go…
Lightning research comes down to earth

August 8, 2019

For several decades it has been known that gamma-ray flashes can accompany lightning strikes in thunderstorms. These observations…
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt

June 26, 2019

New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in…
UNH Researchers Find Unusual Phenomenon in Clouds Triggers Lightning Flash

April 17, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind observation, researchers from the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center have documented a unique event…
Measuring cloud supersaturation improves the model predictability of atmospheric aerosols

March 7, 2019

Experts who study tiny, airborne particles in the atmosphere have discovered a new parameter that should improve climate…
High CO2 Levels Can Destabilize Marine Layer Clouds

March 6, 2019

At high enough atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, Earth could reach a tipping point where marine stratus clouds…
On its 5th Anniversary, GPM Still Right as Rain

February 28, 2019

Five years ago, on Feb. 27, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint satellite project…
Warming Seas May Increase Frequency of Extreme Storms

January 29, 2019

A new NASA study shows that warming of the tropical oceans due to climate change could lead to…
New Campaign Will Track Deep Convective Clouds Over Houston

January 24, 2019

Scientists will gather detailed data on aerosol-cloud interactions within deep convective systems Deep convective clouds—the kind that often…
Clouds with a chance of warming

December 21, 2018

Researchers from Argonne’s Environmental Science division participated in one of the largest collaborative atmospheric measurement campaigns in Antarctica…
Cloud or no cloud, that is the question

December 13, 2018

Kids lying on their backs in a grassy field might scan the clouds for images—perhaps a fluffy bunny…
NASA Balloon Mission Captures Electric Blue Clouds

September 21, 2018

On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming 50 miles…
An easier way to simulate cloud cover

July 24, 2018

Take a look at the clouds, if there are any in your sky right now. If not, here are a…
Tiny Satellite’s First Global Map of Ice Clouds

May 16, 2018

Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They…
CloudSat Exits the ‘A-Train’

February 24, 2018

MISSION STATUS REPORT Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week lowered the orbit…
UW atmospheric scientists flying through clouds above Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

February 8, 2018

University of Washington scientists are part of an international team that is spending six weeks in the remote…
Spotty coverage: Climate models underestimate cooling effect of daily cloud cycle

January 11, 2018

The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s…
Artic clouds highly sensitive to air pollution

January 4, 2018

n 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something…
Cooking fats could be affecting cloud formation

November 27, 2017

In a Nature Communications paper, scientists demonstrated for the first time that fatty acid molecules emitted during cooking can spontaneously…
How ice in clouds is born

November 13, 2017

Something almost magical happens when you put a tray full of sloshing, liquid water into a freezer and…
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds

October 18, 2017

An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is…
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

July 27, 2017

The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to…
NASA Solves a Drizzle Riddle

July 26, 2017

A new NASA study shows that updrafts are more important than previously understood in determining what makes clouds…
Is Climate Changing Cloud Heights? Too Soon to Say

May 6, 2017

A new analysis of 15 years of NASA satellite cloud measurements finds that clouds worldwide show no definitive…
Study Reveals Secret of Snow And Ice Formation

March 20, 2017

The study of snow and ice goes back centuries, but mysteries still remain as to how it forms…
New knowledge about thunderstorm effects on the climate

February 6, 2017

For the first time researchers are able to describe thundercloud activity in the stratosphere. The research is based…
Team tests new device that finds sunshine on cloudy days

January 23, 2017

It was cold and cloudy. Campus was still being cleaned up after a December ice storm. Nevertheless, atop…
Cloud seeding aims to increase mountain snowfall, power generation

January 15, 2017

CU Boulder is participating in a cloud-seeding effort, launched this month, to increase winter snowfall in the mountains…
Scientists explained the mechanism behind ice formation in the clouds

December 10, 2016

Only a small part of all airborne aerosol particles can grow to become snowflakes. It is very interesting…
Amazon Study Reveals that Rainstorms Transport Atmospheric Particles Essential for Cloud Formation

October 25, 2016

Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate…
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