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Atmosphere

Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains
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Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains

A quick drop in atmospheric pressure produced an intense storm with hurricane-force winds.

Published Mar 14, 2019

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How the Smoke Rises
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How the Smoke Rises

A satellite sensor is helping scientists understand where smoke is headed and what it means for those breathing it.

Published Mar 12, 2019

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Jupiter or Earth?
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Jupiter or Earth?

Governed by the same laws of physics, very different planets display similar patterns.

Published Mar 8, 2019

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An Unusually Warm February in the United Kingdom
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An Unusually Warm February in the United Kingdom

England, Scotland, and Wales all recorded their warmest winter day ever in February 2019.

Published Mar 4, 2019

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Cloudy Congo River Basin
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Cloudy Congo River Basin

Moisture and solar heating lead to interesting patterns in one of the cloudiest places on Earth.

Published Mar 1, 2019

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