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USGS Responds to Amphibian Declines With Program In Great Smokey Mountains National Park
...eeks. They will also drive park roads after severe thunderstorms
looking for amphibians moving to mating ponds. Their inventory will provide information on the condition of biological resources to Department of Interior land managers and others. "In terms of significance to amphibians, the Great Smoky Mountains N...
INDOEX Researchers Document The Impact Of Pollutants On Climate Processes Over The Tropical Indian Ocean
...ime of the year. A narrow zone of deep andtowering thunderstorms
forming over the warmest part of the equatorial ocean,the ITCZ intercepts polluted air masses and removes much of the pollution inrainfall. But the ITCZ clouds can also move substantial amounts of pollutantsinto the upper atmosphere where they can be...
Scientists look for signs of pollution in the superhighway in the sky
... Maine andCanada, nitrogen oxides from summer-like thunderstorms
and lightning swamped theaircraft signal, leaving scientists to wonder how typical their sampling periodwas. Since ozone at 35,000 feet can't hurt your lungs or make your eyeswater, why do scientists care about air quality there? According t...
Desert bees hedge their bets, wait for the wet
...all occurs during July, August and September, with thunderstorms
sometimes so dramatic that roads get washed out. But the rains trigger the flowering and signal the bees to emerge. Like seeds, the bee larvae are buried in the soil, exposed to high temperature and low humidity and subject to attack by foraging ant...
New views of tropical thunderstorms and pollution effects on rainfall presented at AGU meeting
Scientists have discovered that thunderstorms
over tropical lands can act like ocean storms, pol...lly with an easterly wind in the upper atmosphere, thunderstorms
grow best vertically, have large updrafts and great amounts of lightning, as they typically do over ...
Elephants pick up good vibrations - through their feet
... showing that elephants can detect and move toward thunderstorms
from great distances. "When it rains in Angola, elephants 100 miles away in Etosha start to move north in search of water," she says. "It could be that they are sensing underground vibrations generated by thunder." O`Connell-Rodwell`s findings also ...
Scientists, ships, aircraft to profile Asian pollution and dust
...es of China,Japan, and Korea in spring. By summer, thunderstorms
change thecirculation, disrupting the large dust plumes, and "rain out" much ofthe pollution. The field operations director for ACE-Asia is Richard Dirks of theUniversity Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), who willoversee daily operations, ...
Listen up! Infrasound is talking
...ound can help meteorologists differentiate between thunderstorms
likely to generate tornadoes and those storms that probably will not. In addition, Bedard notes that infrasound may help scientists understand "sprites," mysterious and colorful above-cloud lightning. Milton Garces is using infrasound to answer deep ...