Tagged: weather

NASA measures rainfall from space

  For close to two weeks the combination of a nearly stationary front and tropical moisture caused almost continuous precipitation over much of the Mid-Atlantic. Using data from a constellation of satellites, NASA calculated...

What is disaster resilience? Remembering Hurricane Katrina

Saturday 29 August marks the 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, widely viewed as one of the modern western world’s worst failures for disaster response. Not long after the disaster, President G.W. Bush...

Carbon Weather

An article recently published in New Scientist has highlighted the growing success in linking extreme weather events to the human contribution on climate change. The methods used generally involve simulating the weather system and...