Atmosphere

A Rare Tropical Storm in the South Atlantic
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A Rare Tropical Storm in the South Atlantic

Akará is only the third such storm recorded in the region since 2015.

Published Feb 20, 2024

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Potent Storm Drenches California
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Potent Storm Drenches California

Torrential rain fell on southern parts of the state, the product of an intense atmospheric river.

Published Feb 7, 2024

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Fires Rage in Central Chile
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Fires Rage in Central Chile

Fueled by a summer heatwave, the blazes scorched entire neighborhoods in the city of Viña del Mar.

Published Feb 5, 2024

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Another Puff of Ash from Popocatépetl
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Another Puff of Ash from Popocatépetl

The towering volcano has been erupting for decades, with near constant gas emissions venting from the crater punctuated by bursts of ash.

Published Jan 30, 2024

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Saharan Dust Blows Toward Europe
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Saharan Dust Blows Toward Europe

Sustained winds carried desert dust over the ocean, where it engulfed island groups and then streamed toward the United Kingdom.

Published Jan 29, 2024

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