Larger differences between the Earth's surface temperature at night and day increase the risk of severe thunderstorms and flood-causing cloud bursts.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Heavy rain events, which happen just a few days each year, have an outsize role in sending nitrogen runoff into waterways, computer modeling indicates.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Some rainstorms drench you in a second, while others drop rain in a nice peaceful drizzle. A meteorologist explains how rainstorms can be so different.
Aug. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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You might have already felt what it would be like inside a cloud made of condensed water vapor.
May 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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Earth's biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
Jan. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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Scientists knew human-induced climate change would cause Hurricane Florence to be bigger and wetter, even before the storm hit. Here's how.
Jan. 2, 2020 • ~3 min
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