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Warm Monday ahead for parts of western and central Europe

Severe Weather Europe - 15. Oktoober 2017 - 22:41
A very warm day ahead in central and western Europe tomorrow: up to 25-26 °C in BeNeLux, 29-30 °C in SW France and up to 30-31 °C across the Iberian Peninsula. The powerful anticyclone over much of central Europe and the Mediterranean brings stable weather, with clear and sunny skies across much of the continent and very warm temperatures for the season. Temperature inversions with fog may form locally, but mostly erode by early afternoon. BeNeLux Up to 25-26 °C in parts of BeNeLux, and above 20 °C across the entire region. Map: Meteociel.fr. France Warm, up to 24-26 °C across much of the country, up to 30 °C in the extreme SW part of the country. Map: Meteociel.fr. Iberian
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Hurricane Ophelia heading for landfall in south Ireland tomorrow

Severe Weather Europe - 15. Oktoober 2017 - 21:40
The currently Category 1 hurricane Ophelia will make landfall in Ireland tomorrow as a post-tropical cyclone packing strong storm to hurricane-force winds. Hurricane Ophelia late on Saturday, October 14, imaged by NASA Terra satellite, then a Category 3 Major Hurricane. Record-breaking Hurricane Ophelia keeps on going strong, currently (Sunday evening) a Category 1 Hurricane, with sustained 145 km/h (90 mph) winds. Ophelia reached Category 3 yesterday, with peak winds of 185 km/h (115 mph). The system displayed textbook hurricane structure and even underwent an eyewall replacement cycle yesterday. Category 1 Hurricane Ophelia late today (Sunday). Image: EUMETSAT. The system will transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone, making landfall in southern Ireland tomorrow late morning and early afternoon. Latest ensemble forecast
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Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak

ScienceDaily - 13. Oktoober 2017 - 3:02
A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study.
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Rainfall trends in arid regions buck commonly held climate change theories

ScienceDaily - 12. Oktoober 2017 - 19:30
To explore the links between climatic warming and rainfall in drylands, scientists analysed more than 50 years of detailed rainfall data (measured every minute) from a semi-arid drainage basin in south east Arizona exhibiting an upward trend in temperatures during that period.
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Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth

ScienceDaily - 12. Oktoober 2017 - 18:48
While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that more extreme conditions existed in the past. A new analysis shows that the limestone islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda experienced climate changes that were even more extreme than historical events.
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Study reveals need for better modeling of weather systems for climate prediction

ScienceDaily - 12. Oktoober 2017 - 16:15
A team of researchers discovered persistent dry and warm biases in the central U.S. that was caused by poor modeling of atmospheric convective systems. Their findings call for better calculations with global climate models.
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Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate change

ScienceDaily - 12. Oktoober 2017 - 1:02
Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new research that offers some hope for a defense strategy against climate change.
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Scientists develop tool which can predict coastal erosion and recovery in extreme storms

ScienceDaily - 11. Oktoober 2017 - 16:17
Coastal scientists have developed a computerized model which goes some way to answering their subject's 'holy grail' -- how to use existing data to confidently forecast annual coastal erosion and accretion.
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Droughts and wildfires: How global warming is drying up the North American monsoon

ScienceDaily - 9. Oktoober 2017 - 19:31
Previous researchers had concluded that global warming was simply delaying the North American monsoon, which brings summer rains to the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico. But a new, high-resolution climate model that corrects for persistent sea surface temperature (SST) biases now accurately reflects current rainfall conditions and demonstrates that the monsoon is not simply delayed, but that the region's total rainfall is facing a dramatic reduction.
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Tracking debris in the Earth‘s orbit with centimeter precision using efficient laser technology

ScienceDaily - 5. Oktoober 2017 - 17:38
Uncontrollable flying objects in orbit are a massive risk for modern space travel, and, due to our dependence on satellites today, it is also a risk to global economy. Scientists have now developed a fiber laser that reliably determines the position and direction of the space debris' movement to mitigate these risks.
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Sunlight and 'right' microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide

ScienceDaily - 4. Oktoober 2017 - 23:38
A new study outlines the mechanisms and points to the importance of both sunlight and the right microbial community as keys to converting permafrost carbon to CO2.
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Week 19 (May 8-14) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 4. Oktoober 2017 - 21:09
The WINNER among the 30 entries in Week 19 is: 1. place – WINNER: Marko Korošec‎ – 100 votes “Lightning barrage over N Adriatic sea, Aug 2013” by Marko Korošec‎. 2. place: Matija Uglješin – 88 votes “Horseshoe shaped cloud under an explosive CB in Vojvodina (Serbia) 17-June-2016” by Matija Uglješin. 3. place: Anže Polovšak – 85 votes “14.5.2017, Slovenia” by Anže Polovšak. 4. place: Jean Paul V Kranenburg‎ – 56 votes “Thunderstorm with amzing Arcus: sat 23-08-2014” by Jean Paul V Kranenburg‎. 5. place: Christof Nolden‎ – 49 votes “Thunderstorm near Baesweiler, Germany :)” by Christof Nolden‎. 6. place: Danica Venus‎ – 46 votes “Lightning” by Danica Venus‎. 7. place: Włodek Cyptor‎ – 45 votes “Shelf Cloud in Poland
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Numerous waterspouts reported across the central Mediterranean – Oct 3, 2017

Severe Weather Europe - 3. Oktoober 2017 - 11:34
Numerous waterspouts have been reported across the central Mediterranean over the past several days. Reports have come from all coastal areas of Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia as well as Malta. The region has been under the influence of a cold core upper low, providing a favourable environment for the formation of waterspouts. The Mediterranean sea is still warm, with surface temperatures 22-26 °C in the S-CNTRL part. The cold core upper low brings cooler air (currently 10-11 °C at 1500 m and -14 °C at 5000 m). A steep temperature gradient forms and in the absence of significant wind shear this is the typical environment for waterspouts. As the sea surface cooling typically lags behind air temperature drop during
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Week 18 (May 1-7,2 2017) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 2. Oktoober 2017 - 14:38
The WINNER among the 38 entries in Week 18 is: 1. place – WINNER: Arnaud Poncelet – 165 votes “Supercell HP at rethel in France, 8 june 2014” by Arnaud Poncelet. 2. place: Jean Paul V Kranenburg‎ – 69 votes “Impressive Shelf over Terneuzen, Zeeland (NL) 13-08-2015” by Jean Paul V Kranenburg‎. 3. place: Bart Pijper‎ – 67 votes “Amazing undulatus asperatus clouds in the morning of 31 augustus 2015” by Bart Pijper‎. 4. place: Roby Dolnicar‎ – 65 votes “My birthday storm back in 2012 that I almost missed. Kamnik-Slovenia” by Roby Dolnicar‎. 5. place: Carl Harlott‎ – 64 votes “Incredible turbulence creating these very nicely formed undulatus asperatus over ipswich today.” by Carl Harlott‎. 6. place: Florian Dickmeiss
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Week 17 (Apr 24-30, 2017) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 30. September 2017 - 19:40
The WINNER among the 14 entries in Week 17 is: 1. place – WINNER: Asher HV‎ – 55 votes “Storm going inside the mediterranean sea in Catalonia!! I hope you like it!!” by Asher HV‎. 2. place: Michele Sensi‎ – 42 votes “Lunedì-27-06.2016 ore 00:11 — in Casalgrande Reggio Emilia.” by Michele Sensi‎. 3. place: Ryan Crouse – 37 votes “Under the Whale’s Mouth!!! July 10, 2016 – Wild Storm Structure near Willowbrook Sk. Canada!” by Ryan Crouse. 4. place: Sean Needham – 29 votes “My village… Perhaps one of the few daytime shots I’ve taken I’m really happy with (though a lesser grad filter would have been better as the cloud looks a touch dark). Taken back in 2014,
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Week 16 (Apr 17-23, 2017) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 29. September 2017 - 16:34
The WINNER among the 47 entries in Week 16 is: 1. place – WINNER: Entoni Novosel‎ – 146 votes “Some old photo i taken back in 2012 , a lucky shot of a nighttime waterspout nicely lit by lightning :) Near the coast of Pula,Croatia” by Entoni Novosel‎. 2. place: Stavros Kesedakis‎ – 80 votes “A large waterspout forming off of Rhodes island Greece (about 100 meters from the beach ), last December with a rainbow next to it …… Cyclone of Rhodes / JWSevereWeather” by Stavros Kesedakis‎. 3. place: Brandon Bakker‎ – 72 votes “Triple :) 4 August 2015” by Brandon Bakker‎. 4. place: Mikal de Langen‎ – 56 votes “Shelfcloud at night, 30th of August 2015” by Mikal
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Week 15 (Apr 10-16, 2017) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 28. September 2017 - 21:42
The WINNER among the 31 entries in Week 15 is: 1. place – WINNER: Kirby Wright‎ – 84 votes “A flash of lightning revealing a nighttime tornado touching down, Illinois, March 2016” by Kirby Wright‎. 2. place: Nikola Pavlovic‎ – 76 votes “Stormfie in front of Dodge City supercell 5/24/2016” by Nikola Pavlovic‎. 3. place: Stavros Kesedakis‎ – 68 votes “A photogenic supercell with a double rainbow travelling at Kansas landscapes…..May 8th 2016” by Stavros Kesedakis‎. 4. place: Paweł Kalinowski – 64 votes “2017.04.13 Double rainbow — in Bukowiec, Lodz, Poland” by Paweł Kalinowski. 5. place: Biserka Radić Ugrekhelidze‎ – 63 votes “Easter storm, Ptuj, Slovenia” by Biserka Radić Ugrekhelidze‎. 6. place: Mark Dawson‎ – 57 votes “Tornadic supercell near
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Week 14 (April 3-9 , 2017) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 27. September 2017 - 21:33
The WINNER among the 61 entries in Week 14 is: 1. place – WINNER: Geoff Green‎ – 210 votes “Shot taken 19 / 03 / 2017 Supercell East Kimberley northern Australia” by Geoff Green‎. 2. place: Sandro Puncet‎ – 106 votes “11.2.2016. island Lošinj / Croatia” by Sandro Puncet‎. 3. place: Elisah Vanhee – 97 votes “Long time ago that I was here…So here I go again… After spending the morning in Sioux Falls Park, SD on June 2, 2016, we went to the NW near La Plant and saw a shelf coming towards us in tiny babysteps ;) Was just wow… We stood on that spot for probably 1.5h or so I guess…You even see a gustnado on the
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Week 13 (March 27 – April 2, 2017) Contest Winners

Severe Weather Europe - 27. September 2017 - 0:48
The WINNER among the 41 entries in Week 13 is: 1. place – WINNER: Kirby Wright‎ – 89 votes “Overnight lightning barrage, Wisconsin, June 2013” by Kirby Wright‎. 2. place: Francesco Gennari‎ – 79 votes “One of the three sisters, illuminated by a strong lightning strike over the north Adriatic Sea, last 14 July, 2016. From Gabicce Mare, Italy” by Francesco Gennari‎. 3. place: Sebastian Stöttinger‎ – 77 votes “Really can’t wait any longer… I need a thunderstorm, now! :D Maybe like this one near Mons, Belgium back in June 2015. What a beast” by Sebastian Stöttinger‎. 4. place: Ingrid Grossauer‎ – 73 votes “Thunderstorm-Clouds in the Mountains, Austria” by Ingrid Grossauer‎. 5. place: Marko Korošec – 71 votes “Isolated
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Energy harvested from evaporation could power much of US

ScienceDaily - 26. September 2017 - 19:51
In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.
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