Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Assess Snow Cover in Saguaro National Park

Using NASA Earth observations and Google Earth Engine, NASA DEVELOP helps to provide National Park Service with a new tool to assess snow cover in Saguaro National Park.

Cold weather, fewer sun hours are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis

Colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, new research shows. An international team of scientists found that every increase in temperature of one degree Celsius was linked with a decrease in the alcohol-attributable fraction of cirrhosis of 0.3 percent.

Heat Wave Breaks Records in Australia

Temperatures soared in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.

Four Reasons Why The Goes-R Weather Satellite Is A Game Changer

In the field of meteorology there are occasional game-changing technological advances that lead to improved storm monitoring and weather forecasts.

Foggy Peruvian Valleys

Marine stratocumulus clouds that frequently develop off the coast of Peru occassionally move inland, filling the valleys with a thick fog.

Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average.

Ursid meteors are flying

Eliot Herman in Tucson caught this fireball, or exceptionally bright meteor – likely part of the ongoing Ursid shower – on December 18, 2016.

How likely is a white Christmas?

This map at shows the historic probability of there being at least 1 inch of snow on the ground in the Lower 48 states on December 25. Dark gray shows places where the probability is less than 10%, while white shows probabilities greater than 90%. Image via NOAA

Atlantic wave biggest ever recorded

The highest-ever wave is recorded by a buoy in the North Atlantic.

Cloud formation: How feldspar acts as ice nucleus

In the atmosphere, feldspar particles act as ice nuclei that make ice crystals grow in clouds and enable precipitation.

Why melting Arctic ice can cause uncontrollable climate change – video report

Arctic scientists have reported that the speed at which the northern ice cap is melting risks triggering 19 climate tipping points, with disastrous consequences.

App Smart: Weather Apps to Download and Store Up for Winter

An array of forecasting apps can help you prepare for the rainy, windy or snowy conditions to come.