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First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...in Madagascar. That number is so lowthat diseases, storms
or breeding problems could potentially exterminatethe animals at that location, they warned. Past poaching activities may at least partially explain such a low census.Black and white ruffed lemur meat is "reportedly the tastiest,"they noted in their...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
...n Madagascar. That number is so low that diseases, storms
or breeding problems couldpotentially exterminate the animals at that location, they warned. A careful study of the reserve has shown that itcontains sufficient food resources for additional lemurs and is now secure enough that they will be relativel...
Early Career Development Grants Foster Faculty Research And Education
... meteorologists for atmospheric weather.Electronic storms
and "weather patterns" are critical to a number of systems which rely uponsignals bouncing off of or passing through the ionosphere, including radar systems, radio astronomy telescopes, ocean surface wave monitoring systems and high frequency communi...
New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
.... This sandstone was likely formed during violent storms
like thoselong thought to be the dinosaur's killer...rtant role. Theclay is delivered by swirling dust storms
and is deposited on the sand grains byrain water, which carries tiny clay particles, as it soaks int...
New Sunspot Cycle To Be Bigger Than Average
... curiosity. An active sun can cause geomagnetic storms
that endanger satellites and disrupt communications and power systems on Earth . It also heats the Earth's outer atmosphere so that spacecraft are exposed to more atmospheric drag and to greater erosion by atomic oxygen. We even hav...
New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Funded For Plum Island Sound Ecosystems Study
...gnitude and nature of material inputs. Infrequent storms
can accomplish indays what would normally occur over decades. Through research at the Plum Island Sound LTER site, scientists hope tosoon have a better, broader view of estuarine dynamics....
Study Suggests Weekly Hurricane And Rainfall Patterns Are Linked To East Coast
...uesday storms. "Hurricanes are the biggest storms
that we have on this planet, in termsof energy and precipitation," noted Cerveny. "And what we've found is that we'rehaving an impact on them. It's a little daunting, when you start to think aboutit." Cerveny and Balling examined and compared...
Computer Simulation To Predict Forest Fires
... magnitudes. For example, meteorologists classify storms
as 5-year, 10-year, 50-year or 100-year. This is an example of behavior on the part of weather. "It's an interesting class of phenomena," he says. "Small landslides build up to large landslides, and I suppose this model can be applied to something...
Hurricane Georges Puts On A Light Show
...n which the same aircraft and instruments measured storms
- not necessarily hurricanes - the validate the instruments on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite as it flew overhead. A complete listing of CAMEX-3 and TEFLUN-B missions is given below. CAMEX-3 - the third Convection and Moisture ...
Duke Geologist Decries Using Engineering Models To Predict Natural Phenomena
...rystorm is different," he said. "You have some big storms
that don't do anything.Then the next big storm will do a tremendous amount of damage." Beaches can behave chaotically, which -- according to the emergingguidelines of chaos theory -- "have a huge dependence upon initial conditions,"added P...
UF Scientist Seeks Super Sea Oats
...g coastal residents safe -- in the face oftropical storms
and hurricanes. "Now that we know there are geneti...e started his project after several hurricanes and storms
hit Florida inthe early '90s. As demand for dune restoration increased, supplies ofnaturally grown s...
Jet Stream Studied In West African Drought
...ate that there was moreconvective rainfall, bigger storms
or more clouds," says Mikovitz. The researchers noted that the month of May was not a good predictor ofwhether or not it would be a drought year. "Some years have a real wet May, but the whole year is dry," saysMikovitz. Th...
USGS reports continued decline of California sea otters
...largely unchanged, said Estes. Intense winter storms
generated by El Nio events of 1982-83 and 1997-98 probably caused an abnormally large number of females to lose their dependent pups. In 1977, the California sea otter was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act...
Population shifts, not storms, have caused rise in property losses
...y losses in 1990-1996 raised concerns that intense storms
wereoccurring at a greater frequency than in thepa...t. However, after looking at insurance records and storms
in the UnitedStates, "we can see there is no evidence of anupward trend in catastrophic weather even...
Media Advisory: The Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting
...session; effects of El Nino, hurricanes, and other storms
are among thetopics. New ideas on mapping hazards such as beach erosion and landslides willbe covered, as well as risk assessment and mitigation practices and policies. "GEOLOGIC INPUT TO PUBLIC DECISION-MAKING: THE NEED FOR GREATER PREDICTIVECAP...
Hurricane Floyd signal of a new weather era?
...en 1995 had the largest number of hurricanes since storms
werefirst named in the early 1950s. The latest four year period is the busiest onrecord. These theories, Taylor said, were first developed with some pioneeringwork by oceanographers and climate experts Wallace Broeker and William Gray inthe e...
USGS responds to Hurricane Floyd in Virginia
...ter-quality sampling is important during and after storms
because storm runoffcan wash large amounts of nutr... step up our regular data collectionefforts during storms
because that's when accurate data are needed for savinglives, but it's also the most dangerous time ...
As Hurricane Floyd moves up the Atlantic Coast . . . .
...ms. Large rainfall events associated with tropical storms
have caused extendedperiods of poor water quality ... and aquatic communities. Hurricanes and tropical storms
in the areamay provide a glimpse of how coastal and climatic processes affect water-qualitycondition...
New books view storms, the stratosphere, and more
...s respond. Societal vulnerability tothe ravages of storms
is the unifying theme in this examination of thephysical and social science of storms. For author information see Hurricanes, above. The Stratosphere: Phenomena, History, and Relevance, by KarinLabitzke and Harry van Loon . Springer-Verlag, 1999, 1...
NASA'S Earth Science highlights for the 80th Annual AMS Meeting
... Lake City tornadic thunderstorms. See raging dust storms
in Africa and huge smoke plumes from raging fires in Mexico. See how HDTV will revolutionize the way we communicate scientific results. E-theater is a visual presentation of Earth science data sets and visualizations using a portable system of comput...
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