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Link shown between thunderstorms and asthma attacks in metro Atlanta area

In the first in-depth study of its kind ever done in the Southeastern United States, researchers at the University of Georgia and Emory University have discovered a link between thunderstorms and asthma attacks in the metro Atlanta area that could have a "significant public health impact." Whil...

Doctors Predict an Asthma Epidemic Triggered by Thunderstorms

Doctors warn that thunderstorms resulting from Britain's heatwave could trigger an asthma epidemic//. Researchers have verified the long time complaints of asthma sufferers who have claimed that their condition worsened during thunderstorms. Research has revealed that storms swe...

Nature Unleashes Terror Across America

...in the closing of several highways and caused people with breathing problems to stay indoors. The flooding was produced by the drenching weekend thunderstorms across the Plains states that also devastated Greensburg, in Kansas State. In addition to 11 tornado deaths, two drowning deaths were blamed on the st...

12 Deer Die of Pneumonia in Tripura Zoo

...ary-cum-zoo in Tripura, officials said Saturday//. A wildlife officer said the deer suffered from a bout of pneumonia as the state was lashed by thunderstorms and intermittent rains during the past week. "Inadequate sheds and enclosures in the zoo had forced the deer and other animals to remain under t...
Thunderstorms in Biological News

Small satellite takes on large thunderstorms

Firefly, it's called, this new small satellite mission sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's designed to help solve the mystery of the most powerful natural particle accelerator in Earth's atmosphere: TGFs, or terrestrial gamma-ray flashes. TGFs likely result from thunderstorms....

AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008

...us studies have demonstrated that the structure, dynamics, and evolution of thunderstorms are very sensitive to cloud microphysical parameters. However, those studie...crophysics. Snook and Xue have now conducted simulations of severe tornadic thunderstorms using a grid of 100-meter (328-feet) spacing. They find that when the sizes...

'Electrospray' droplet research yields surprising, practical results

...s shoot these little strands or jets, which break up into drops," Basaran said. "And this has been suspected for a century to play a major role in how thunderstorms work." Understanding how the drops form is difficult because the strands are many times thinner than the original liquid from which they formed, wh...

Research forecasts increased chances for stormy weather

...odels to examine future weather conditions favorable to formation of severe thunderstorms - those that produce flooding, damaging winds, hail and sometimes spawn tornadoes. "It seems that areas in the U.S. prone to severe thunderstorms now will likely have more of them in the future," said Robert Trapp, the Pu...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

...ola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the nearby Indian Ocean has warmed more than 1 degree Celsius (0.6 degree Fahrenheit) since 1950. As showers and thunderstorms develop in the rising air above the warming ocean, says Hurrell, they help lead to sinking air and drought in a surrounding ring that includes souther...
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