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Newswise: Lightning 'Superbolts' Form Over Oceans From November to February

Article ID: 718765

Lightning 'Superbolts' Form Over Oceans From November to February

University of Washington

A study of superbolts, which release a thousand times more electrical energy in the low-frequency range than regular lightning bolts, finds they occur at very different times and places than regular lightning. Superbolts tend to strike over particular parts of the oceans, while regular lightning strikes over land.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

Released:
8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UAH Space Hardware Club on the Hunt for Terrestrial Gamma Rays in Thunderstorms

Article ID: 715380

UAH Space Hardware Club on the Hunt for Terrestrial Gamma Rays in Thunderstorms

University of Alabama Huntsville

Student members of the Space Hardware Club at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are preparing to launch weather balloons into thunderstorms to try to directly observe the terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs) storms generate.

Released:
8-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?

Article ID: 708789

Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?

Carnegie Institution for Science

Washington, DC--Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie's Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. Some efforts at reducing carbon emissions could actually increase the risk of water quality impairments, they found.

Released:
27-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Newswise: Argonne’s Innovative Community Software Is on Weather Scientists’ Radar

Article ID: 707798

Argonne’s Innovative Community Software Is on Weather Scientists’ Radar

Argonne National Laboratory

After 4 years, and with contributions from 34 individual editors, the Python-ARM Radar Toolkit (Py-ART) is now a staple in radar science, illustrating the power of community software.

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8-Feb-2019 1:40 PM EST

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