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NASA's infrared look at strengthening Typhoon Chan-Hom

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:35
During the early morning hours on July 6, Chan-Hom was a strong tropical storm. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed very powerful thunderstorms that hinted at intensification, and later in the day, Chan-Hom became a typhoon.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Linfa exiting northern Philippines

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:31
Tropical Storm Linfa moved over Luzon in the northern Philippines over July 4 and by early July 5, NASA's Aqua satellite saw the storm moving into the South China Sea.

Tree rings denote century-old weather patterns

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:45
Wood samples collected from inland Pilbara trees indicate the region recently enjoyed a period of unusually high rainfall, compared to the previous two centuries.

China using animals to predict earthquakes: report

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 07:58
Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Radioisotope studies show the continental crust formed 3 billion years ago

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:20
(—New research sheds light on how and when the modern day continents began to form. Researchers from the University of Bristol analyzed radio isotope abundances in 13,000 samples of continental crust of varying age and found that the continents began to form around 3 billion years ago. This date may coincide with when plate tectonics began. Their research appears in Nature Geoscience.

ESA image: Northwest Sardinia

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:39
This image over part of the Italian island of Sardinia comes from the very first acquisition by the Sentinel-2A satellite.

Experiments open window on landscape formation

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:00
University of Oregon geologists have seen ridges and valleys form in real time and—even though the work was a fast-forwarded operation done in a laboratory setting—they now have an idea of how climate change may impact landscapes.

NASA image: Canadian wildfires continue

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:52
Canada is reeling from an early fire season this year as dozens of fires ravage at least three provinces of the country. All of the following reports are as of July 2, 2015.

NASA looks at Tropical Depression 10W's most powerful storms

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:28
Infrared date from NASA's Aqua satellite spotted the strongest storms within newborn Tropical Depression 10W over the Philippine Sea today, July 2. It is expected to strength to a tropical storm, at which time it will be renamed "Linfa."

NASA sees 2 tropical cyclones on either side of the equator

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:28
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over two tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean on different sides of the equator today, July 2. South of the equator, Tropical Cyclone Raquel was exiting the Solomon Islands, while north of the equator Tropical Storm Chan-Hom was less than 400 miles east of Guam and moving in that direction.

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