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Can Soap Bubbles Predict Tropical Storms?

Meteorology is a complex and imprecise science. Despite technological advancements, forecasting volatile weather patterns, such as tropical storms, remains a challenge as it involves predicting numerous dynamic atmospheric and environmental interactions. Results of recent research however, have shown that soap bubbles may provide a simple, inexpensive and effective means for predicting the strength of hurricanes and typhoons.

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How Ancient Weather Patterns are Teaching Scientists About Drought

california-drought-desalination-2 California is now entering its fourth year of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports more than two-thirds of California is in “extreme” drought, with more than 40 percent of the state in “exceptional” drought, the most extreme category. Worse yet, the area received only five percent of normal snow pack precipitation from the Sierra Nevada Mountains this winter, which provides most of the area’s water.

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