Tagged: weather

Saharan dust cloud crossing the Atlantic

NOAA satellite have detected a dust plume traveling west from the Sahara Desert. Using an enhanced version of the NOAA NGAC aerosol model, they have forecasted how the plume is expected to travel across the ocean.

Projected U.S. temperature changes by 2100

The average temperature across the continental U.S. could be 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer by the end of the 21st century under a climate scenario in which concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise to 800 parts per million. Current concentrations stand at 400 parts per million, and are rising faster than at any time in Earth’s history.

The most unusual weather events

The weather can be good or bad, but its anomalies fascinate us always. We have chosen the most unusual natural phenomena that occur across the globe and are very rare.

130 years of Earth surface temperatures

How has the surface temperature of Earth been changing? To help find out, Earth scientists collected temperature records from over 1000 weather stations around the globe since 1880, and combined them with modern satellite data. The above movie dramatizes the...

Stars and lightning over Greece

It may appear, at first, like the Galaxy is producing the lightning, but really it’s the Earth. In the foreground of the above picturesque nighttime landscape is the Greek Island of Corfu, with town lights surrounding Lake Korrision. Visible farther in the distance are lights from the town of Preveza on the Greek mainland. In the more distant sky a thunderstorm is threatening, with two lightning strokes caught together during this 45 second wide-angle exposure taken in mid-May.