Amazing high-resolution animation examines powerful 1997/98 El Niño

Amazing high-resolution animation examines powerful 1997/98 El Niño

An amazing high-resolution animation of the largest historical El Niño has been produced by the scientists from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Center of Excellence for Climate Science, Australia. A detailed animation which took 30…

Another winter storm to bring heavy snowfall across the US

Another winter storm to bring heavy snowfall across the US

An intense winter storm will bring heavy snowfall, strong winds, and icy conditions to a large portion of the United States into the coming weekend. Dangerous travel conditions are expected, and drivers are urged to be cautious. The winter storm, named Decima by…

Widespread damage after record-breaking Vardah hits India

Widespread damage after record-breaking Vardah hits India

Tropical Cyclone "Vardah" that hit Chennai, India, on December 12, 2016, is one of the strongest storms reported in the state over the last few decades. At least 10 people died and widespread damage, traffic disruptions, and power outages were reported….

Vardah hits Chennai with unexpected force, 10 people dead

Vardah hits Chennai with unexpected force, 10 people dead

Severe Cyclonic Storm "Vardah" slammed into India on December 12, 2016. The significant weakening, expected prior to landfall, didn't happen, and the system hit Chennai as a Category 1 hurricane, with winds reaching 140 km/h (87 mph) and intense…

Winter Storm “Caly” blankets US, major traffic chaos reported

Winter Storm “Caly” blankets US, major traffic chaos reported

Winter Storm "Caly" brought widespread snow storms across the northern US over the last couple of days, and is currently affecting the Northeast. Traffic disruptions have been reported across the affected regions, and at least one person died, so far. The…

Intense flooding inundates parts of Jamaica

Intense flooding inundates parts of Jamaica

Torrential downpours have triggered severe flooding in St Ann and St Mary parishes, Jamaica on December 11, 2016, causing severe damage. In some areas, floodwaters were well over 1 m (3.3 feet) deep. According to Meteorological Service Jamaica, severe weather…

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Vardah” about to make landfall

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Vardah” about to make landfall

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Vardah" is moving toward Tamil Nadu and adjoining southern coast of Andhra Pradesh. The system will make landfall over the next 24 hours. Although it will weaken down somewhat prior to landfall, local flooding, damage to crops,…

A new type of quasicrystal, unknown in nature, discovered in Khatyrka meteorite

A new type of quasicrystal, unknown in nature, discovered in Khatyrka meteorite

A new type of quasicrystal was discovered in the meteorite which fell in Khatyrka, Russia, in 2011. The quasicrystal was never found before and the meteor appears to be the only known source of the unconventional crystal on Earth. The Khatyrka meteorite was found in…

Extreme US rainfall events could increase up to 400%

Extreme US rainfall events could increase up to 400%

A new research, conducted by the scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows the intense summer storms that produce extreme rainfall may increase by over 400% across portions of the US, including the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Coast, and the…

Stellar sea lions in the western Aleutian Islands threatened by extinction

Stellar sea lions in the western Aleutian Islands threatened by extinction

The number of Stellar sea lions, Alaska's endangered population, continues to decline. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the recently conducted survey revealed the number of sea lions across Alaska is increasing, however,…