SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Meteorologists take advantage of weather data collected by commercial jetliners at difference altitudes and locations. Fewer flights means less data. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
SCIENCE U.S. weather service union fears that automation threatens jobs and sacrifices forecasters’ local knowledge Last week, things began stirring inside the truck-size box that sat among melting piles of snow at the airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. Before long, the roof of the box yawned open and a weather balloon took off into the sunny … More Robotic weather balloon launchers spread in Alaska
We all know that tornadoes are dangerous and destructive, but have you always wondered why they occur most often in the spring? Why they plague the Midwest and High Plains? Have you been curious which direction they spin or why they all tear off to the northeast? I have! Learn how the physics of tornadoes … More Tornadoes explained