Capital Weather Gang: Science

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Drones could revolutionize weather forecasts, but must overcome safety concerns

Robotic vehicles unleashed into the atmosphere and oceans, commonly known as drones, may uncover meteorological secrets critical to improving forecasts.

By Brendan Richardson  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science, Technology

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Animation of tsunami from northern Chile earthquake, Hawaii under advisory

Animation of tsunami activity from major earthquake offshore Chile. Reports indicate no major damage from actual tsunami.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2014

NASA launches game-changing satellite for tracking global precipitation

As large areas of the Earth’s land and ocean don’t have radar or rain gauges, this satellite mission will help fill massive gaps in precipitation observations.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Science, Space

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Lessons from Atlanta gridlock: forecasts can and must improve

Following the snowstorm that paralyzed Atlanta, we should draw lessons about improving our forecasts.

By Thomas Bogdan  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science, U.S. Weather

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Arctic warming, jet stream coupling may mean another winter of extreme storms and cold air outbreaks for eastern U.S.

The configuration of the jet stream has changed since the turn of the century, and may be linked to an apparent increase in extreme, high impact winter weather events.

By Steve Tracton  |  09:48 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, Science, Winter Storms

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 12/13/2013

136 below: Shockingly low temperature report from Antarctica, but not a record

The -136 temperatures recently sensed in Antarctica are interesting data points about how cold it can get on Earth, but can’t be used as historical benchmarks.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  10:48 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, International Weather, Latest, Science

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Weather control conspiracy theories: scientifically unjustifiable

Debunking the notion that the government is controlling our weather.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Science, Technology, Weather Modification