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Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Nangka moving through Northwestern Pacific
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Nangka as it was moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on July 13.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
NASA sees heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm Halola
The GPM satellite passed over Tropical Storm Halola in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and found heaviest rainfall occurring north of the center of circulation.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Dolores affecting Southwestern Mexico
Tropical Storm Dolores formed close to the southwestern coast of Mexico and has lingered there for a couple of days.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Tropical Depression Chan-Hom makes landfall
Before Tropical Storm Chan-Hom made landfall, the RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station measured its waning winds when it was moving over the Yellow Sea.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
NASA's Terra Satellite sees formation of Tropical Storm Enrique
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical depression 6E on July 12 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 p.m. EDT), the MODIS instrument captured a visible-light image that showed the bulk of clouds and showers were banding southwest of the center.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Iune weaken
Tropical Storm Iune has weakened to a depression south of Hawaii on July 13. NASA's Terra satellite passed over Iune when it was a tropical storm, before dry air started affecting the system.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Geoscience
Ocean warming leads to stronger precipitation extremes
Due to climate change, not only atmospheric, but also oceanic, temperatures are rising. A study published in the international journal Nature Geoscience led by scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shows that increases in sea surface temperature can contribute to the development of stronger precipitation events. Their findings are underpinned by flash-flooding in June in the Olympic city of Sochi, Russia.

Contact: Andreas Villwock
avillwock@geomar.de
49-431-600-2802
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Submerged volcano cluster discovered off coast of Sydney
Australia's new ocean-going research vessel Investigator has discovered extinct volcanoes likely to be 50 million years old about 250 km off the coast of Sydney. They were discovered in 4,900 meters of water during a UNSW Australia-led expedition searching for nursery grounds of larval lobsters. At the same time the ship was also routinely mapping the seafloor. The largest of the four volcanoes is 1.5 km across the rim and rises 700 meters from the sea floor.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-478-492-060
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Climate Change
Air travel and climate: A potential new feedback?
What impact does a warming planet have on air travel and how might that, in turn, affect the rate of warming itself? A new study by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Wisconsin Madison found a connection between climate and airline flight times, suggesting a feedback loop could exist between the carbon emissions of airplanes and our changing climate. The study was published in this week's Nature Climate Change.

Contact: WHOI Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fat fish illuminate human obesity
Blind cavefish that have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating have mutations in the gene MC4R, the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School geneticists.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

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