Ramping up fossil power sources is no longer a good option in an energy-supply crisis. Bring in the weather forecasters.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~5 min
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Beast from the East 2? What 'sudden stratospheric warming' involves and why it can cause freezing surface weather
Sudden warming more than 10 km above the north pole can mean sudden freezing down here.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~6 min
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Researchers identify a mechanism by which small particles in the atmosphere can generate more frequent thunderstorms.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many storms, heatwaves, fires and droughts slipped under the radar this year.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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This winter could be especially difficult because of COVID-19, but a researcher who's been studying the "Norwegian mindset" in colder months has a tip.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Food shortages, festivities and far-off fighting – Britain's coldest winters were among its most memorable.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Artificial intelligence could use past weather data rather than complex, costly physics calculations to deliver faster, more accurate weather forecasts.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Since 1979, the average number of snow days has fallen by about five per decade.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Going out in the cold won't necessarily lead to you getting a cold. But cold weather in general is more hospitable to viruses, so it's wise to take steps to keep your immune system strong.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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New study suggests waters will become more turbulent as Arctic loses summertime ice.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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