Tagged: storms

Severe weather changes may be due to air pollution - Pointing At Science

Steve Pointing Aug 01, 2017

One of the most worrying global trends in climate is a southward shift in the tropical rain belt during recent decades. This has significantly affected rainfall patterns and caused severe impacts on water availability, food production and natural hazards. The impacts have been most pronounced in tropical Africa and South America but this phenomenon may also affect tropical Asia including … Read More

Weather and water in New Zealand – where do our storms come from? - Waiology

Waiology Oct 13, 2014

By James Renwick New Zealand sits astride the middle latitudes in western Pacific Ocean, exposed to wind and weather from all quarters. Yet we do not usually receive our rain and storms from all quarters. Because the flow of the winds is normally from the west, most of the rain New Zealand experiences arrives from somewhere to the west or … Read More

Mapping the history of hurricanes - Visibly Shaken

John Kerr Aug 24, 2012

One hundred and fifty years of tropical storms have been captured in this image from Data visualiser John Nelson, map manager for IDV Solutions. The graphic, looking at the globe with Antarctica in the centre, shows the intensity and location of hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons since 1851, based on data from United States' National Climate Data Center. Read More

Riders on the storms - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 06, 2011

I listened with interest to Kevin Trenberth on the latest Climate Show describing how the increased water vapour in the atmosphere resulting from human-caused global warming is leading to greater extremes in weather events. It sent me back to take another look at the section in James Hansen’s book Storms of My Grandchildren where he [...] … Read More