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Study: Droughts Can Travel Like a Slow-Moving Hurricane

Study: Droughts Can Travel Like a Slow-Moving Hurricane
Julio Herrera-Estrada, leader of the study, told the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis that "most people think of a drought as a local or regional problem, but some intense droughts actually migrate, like a slow-motion hurricane on a timescale of months to years instead of days to weeks." Herrera-Estrada is...
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NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone 11S

NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone 11S
Tropical Cyclone 11S appeared elongated in NASA satellite imagery as a result of the storm being battered by wind shear. When NASA's Terra satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone 11S on March 10 at 0515 UTC (12:15 a.m. EST) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument took a visible light...
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Is cloud seeding the answer for rain in South Africa?

Is cloud seeding the answer for rain in South Africa?
When rain clouds don't gather and a country is in the grip of drought, what options are out there? Well, some nations resort to cloud seeding if all else fails, a special technique used to control rainfall patterns. Cloud seeding is a technique where microscopic particles are sprayed into a cloud....
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Antarctic influences weather conditions - Scientists

Antarctic influences weather conditions - Scientists
About 150 international researchers have arrived in Cape Town, following a three-month-long expedition to Antarctica to study climate change. Chief scientist David Walton says the journey combined 22 projects where land, atmospheric and ocean research were undertaken. The scientists say the Antarctic region influences weather conditions and how oceans circulate...
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NASA catches newly formed Tropical Cyclone 11S

NASA catches newly formed Tropical Cyclone 11S
Just after Tropical Cyclone 11S formed in the Southern Indian Ocean NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead gathering data using infrared light. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Tropical Cyclone 11S in infrared light. The AIRS image was taken on Mar. 8 at 20:41...
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5 Dead in Madagascar as Cyclone Enawo strikes

5 Dead in Madagascar as Cyclone Enawo strikes
Five people are now known to have died in Madagascar from a cyclone that made landfall in the north-east of the island on Tuesday, officials say. The cyclone is the strongest to strike Madagascar in 13 years. Tropical Cyclone Gafilo struck similar areas in 2004 and resulted in the deaths...
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