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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:05:01 -0400

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:05:01 -0400

 



Notes from the Field: Observations of Aerosols Above Clouds and their Interactions (ORACLES)
Off the coast of Namibia in southern Africa, a near-permanent cloud-bank and a layer of airborne particles above it make the perfect natural laboratory to study the interactions of clouds, aerosols, and climate change.



Unseasonal Flooding in Iowa
A series of heavy rainstorms raised river levels to their second highest on record.



Typhoon Megi Passes Taiwan
The storm is the most recent is the fourth to have battered Taiwan in recent weeks.



Unseasonal Flooding in Iowa
A series of heavy rainstorms raised river levels to their second highest on record.



Typhoon Megi Passes Taiwan
The storm is the most recent is the fourth to have battered Taiwan in recent weeks.



Puerto Rico Goes Dark
A power plant fire left much of the island without electricity.