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What’s a polar vortex?

What’s a polar vortex? | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Let’s learn more about this strange weather phenomenon which can bring extreme temperatures.
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Chasing Tornadoes, Tornado Alley, Storm Chasing - National Geographic

Chasing Tornadoes, Tornado Alley, Storm Chasing - National Geographic | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Stalking the funnel clouds that rip through America's heartland, a National Geographic team gets in close for a terrifying look at the workings of the deadly storms.

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Marnie Gerrard's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:42 AM

An interesting look into the lives of 'storm-chasers', the scientists who are trying to solve one of meteorolgy's biggest mysteries - how do tornados form?

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November Fruits- MétéoCity

November Fruits- MétéoCity | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Buying seasonal fruits and veggies is a cheap, healthy and easy way to go grocery shopping. Here is what should be on your November grocery list!
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The Moon’s Evolution- MétéoCity

The Moon’s Evolution- MétéoCity | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Let’s take a moment to go back in time, more precisely to 4.5 billion years ago to try and understand the evolutions of our natural satellite: the Moon.
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Flash Flooding Hits Toronto Commuters

Flash Flooding Hits Toronto Commuters | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Toronto commuters had a surprise yesterday evening when an ordinary sunny day ended in flash floods.
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Ten Best Photos from the Month in Space | TIME.com

Ten Best Photos from the Month in Space | TIME.com | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Every month produces a flood of pictures from the cosmos, but some are much more equal than others. Here are the past month's 10 best.
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LOOK: Stunning Shot Of Double Rainbow Over Chicago

LOOK: Stunning Shot Of Double Rainbow Over Chicago | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
It was an incredible scene seen nearly citywide in Chicago early Monday evening. And all Chicagoans could be left to ponder was: What does this mean?
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Weather Could Be Next On The Auction Block For Crowdsourced Data | TechCrunch

Weather Could Be Next On The Auction Block For Crowdsourced Data | TechCrunch | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Waze's big exit to Google proved one thing: if companies can harness the power of the crowd to deliver real-time, granular data, big tech corporations will be watching them closely as potential acquisition targets.

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Graham Parton's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:06 AM

I had a little play with Weather Radar the other day on my phone... it attempted to use the phone's measurements to determine conditions... frankly, beyond pressure readings I don't think there was anything useful coming out of my phone. Still  - add these all up from multiple devices and you might start to get some useful local informaiton popping up.

 

And I guess there are other phones that have a wider range of sensors packed into them which might improve things in due course.

 

One random thought that occured to me was to wonder if monitoring the phone signal strength to nearby towers could be harnessed in any way? There are already apps out there that can give you this informaiton (although reported in dB, not in an actual value), but if you have lots of phones in an area reporting that information could it be used to map local refractivity changes perhaps? This is purely off the top of my head speculation, but on the back of research I've heard about looking at using signals from radio masts to do this too...

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PHOTOS: Lightning, Funnel Clouds And More

PHOTOS: Lightning, Funnel Clouds And More | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: 2012 was the second most expensive year for weather disasters since 1980, with a $110 billion price tag, according to NOAA.A tornado touched down in Colesville, Maryland, about 15...
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Floods, droughts and snow in May: Britain's weather has now got so bad even the Met Office is worried

Floods, droughts and snow in May: Britain's weather has now got so bad even the Met Office is worried | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Concerns about the extreme conditions the UK consistently suffers have increased to such an extent that the Met Office has called an emergency summit to discuss it next week.
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Wildlife Extra News - Surprise species at risk from climate change

Wildlife Extra News - Surprise species at risk from climate change | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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Why Greenland's darkening ice has become a hot topic in climate science

Why Greenland's darkening ice has become a hot topic in climate science | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
John Abraham: Darkening causes the snow to absorb more sunlight which in turn increases melting
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Winter ailments and remedies- MétéoCity

Winter ailments and remedies- MétéoCity | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Winter is the perfect time to catch germs and viruses. Blame it on the cold weather, making people spend more time indoors together. Discover our list of the most annoying winter ailments and tips to get rid of them!
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Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet - The Weather Channel

Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet - The Weather Channel | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet
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Extremely dry conditions, stiff winds, unusually warm weather, and trees killed by outbreaks of pine bark beetles have provided ideal conditions for the blazes.

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Typhoons- MétéoCity

Typhoons- MétéoCity | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone with a spiral or circular system of strong winds that develops in the Western Pacific Ocean.
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Powerful earthquakes hit China’s Gansu province- MétéoCity

Powerful earthquakes hit China’s Gansu province- MétéoCity | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
China’s north-west Gansu province has been struck by two powerful earthquakes, leading to a tragically high number of 75 people killed and more than 400 injured so far.
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Hottest Day of the Year Thus Far

Hottest Day of the Year Thus Far | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
This weekend saw the true beginning of the summer, two weeks after the official start of the season. Will these temperatures be sticking around?
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PHOTOS: Monsoons, Flooding And Heat Waves

PHOTOS: Monsoons, Flooding And Heat Waves | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Hundreds of residents were evacuated from Northern Iowa after severe floodwaters threatened their homes.The Southwest was hit with a massive heat wave, with temperatures reaching up...
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Heat Wave Hits American Southwest

Heat Wave Hits American Southwest | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
A heat wave may be a welcomed occurrence for some of us here in the UK where temperatures are barely hitting 20°C at best. But when a heat wave causes the mercury to rise over 50°C, we should be careful what we wish for...
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NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Green: Vegetation on Our Planet

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Green: Vegetation on Our Planet | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
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Met Office meeting: UK's spell of awful summers is set to continue

Met Office meeting: UK's spell of awful summers is set to continue | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Forecast that Britain could be in middle of 10-20 year 'cycle' of wet summers delivered following gathering at Met Office
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Overseas climate change threatens UK

Overseas climate change threatens UK | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that climate change in other countries will impact the UK more quickly than rising temperatures at home.
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Warm ocean drives most Antarctic ice shelf loss

Warm ocean drives most Antarctic ice shelf loss | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves, not icebergs calving into the sea, are responsible for most of the continent's ice loss, a new study has found.
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Prehistoric fossils reveal change in southeast Queensland climate

Prehistoric fossils reveal change in southeast Queensland climate | Weather and Climate News | Scoop.it
The fossilised teeth of kangaroos and other extinct marsupials reveal southeastern Queensland three million years ago was a mosaic of tropical forests, wetlands and grasslands, and much less arid than…...
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