January 24, 2020

This year’s ‘El Niño’ aims to break a record

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By Cory Reppenhagen From ABC Denver 7 News A strong El Niño is developing in the equatorial Pacific, and it has the potential to break the record El Niño of 1997-98, a spokesperson for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) told 7NEWS. Matt Rehme, with NCAR’s Visualization Lab in Boulder, created the video below […]

Nasa’s Orion spaceship makes splashdown

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By Jonathan Amos Science From BBC News The US space agency’s new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico. Drone video sighted the ship descending gently on its parachutes, shortly before it hit the water. US Navy support vessels, with the help of divers, […]

Scientists raise odds of El Niño this year to at least 70%

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable There is a greater than 70% chance that an El Niño event will kick off in the equatorial tropical Pacific Ocean during the next four months, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in a long-range forecast released on Tuesday. El Niño events are characterized by above average sea surface […]

Unusually Intense El Nino may lie ahead, scientists say

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable Since climate forecasters declared an “El Niño Watch” on March 6, the odds of such an event in the tropical Pacific Ocean have increased, and based on recent developments, some scientists think this event may even rival the record El Niño event of 1997-1998. If that does happen, then 2015 […]