Monthly archives: Januari 2009

John

31
2009

Global glacier melt continues

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-01.29.09- Glaciers around the globe continue to melt at high rates. Tentative figures for the year 2007, of the World Glacier Monitoring Service at the University of Zurich, Zwitserland, indicate a further loss of average ice thickness of roughly 0.67 meter water equivalent (m w.e.). Some glaciers in the European Alps lost up to 2.5 m w.e. Lees meer


John

31
2009

Flood warning in wake of cyclone

Mark     Weersomstandigheden     0

-01.28.09- The after-effects of a cyclone have led to a flood warning for the Western Australian Goldfields and south coast regions. Lees meer


John

30
2009

Southern Australia wilts as worst heatwave in a century hits

Mark     Weersomstandigheden     0

-01.28.09- Emergency services have gone to high alert in southeast Australia as the region’s worst heatwave in a century sent temperatures soaring and residents scurrying for cover. Lees meer


John

30
2009

Sixteen die in northern Spain floods

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-01.28.09- Heavy rains sparked flooding Tuesday in northern Spain, while another death increased the number of fatalities claimed by storms to 16, officials and hospital sources said. Lees meer


John

30
2009

Extreme heat closes roof at Australian Open

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-01.29.09- There was no confusion about the Extreme Heat Policy at Melbourne Park on Thursday, the second day of what forecasters were tipping could be a once-in-a-century heat wave. Lees meer


John

30
2009

Fewer Days Of Extreme Cold And More Days Of Extreme Heat In Europe

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-01.30.09- Scientists from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have selected 262 European observatories which analysed the series of minimum and maximum daily temperatures from 1955 op 1998 to estimate trend variations in extreme temperature events. According to the study, in Europe days of extreme cold are decreasing and days of extreme heat increasing. From 0.5ᄐC to 1ᄐC in the average minimum temperature, and from 0.5ᄐC to 2ᄐC in the average maximum temperature. Lees meer


John

30
2009

UK braces itself for another cold snap

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-01.29.09- Another cold snap is on its way in a winter that looks set to be the coldest for at least 13 jaar. Much of the UK will be in the grip of arctic conditions by Sunday as a plume of cold air spreads down from Scandinavia and western Russia bringing with it the threat of snow. Lees meer


John

30
2009

Swiss scientists say world’s glaciers melting fast

Mark     Weersomstandigheden     0

-01.29.09- The world’s glaciers thinned by an average of almost 29 inches in 2007, indicating that they are melting twice as fast this decade as during the 1980s and 1990s, Swiss scientists said Thursday. The World Glacier Monitoring Service in Zurich regularly measures 80 glaciers around the globe. Lees meer


John

30
2009

Australian heatwave sign of climate change

Mark     Weersomstandigheden     0

-01.29.09- A heatwave scorching southern Australia, causing transport chaos by buckling rail lines and leaving more than 140,000 homes without power, is a sign of climate change, the government said on Thursday. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a total of six days of 40-plus Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) temperatures for southern Australia, which would equal the worst heatwave in 100 jaar. Lees meer


John

28
2009

Fresh warnings after storm kills 26 in southern Europe

Mark     Weersomstandigheden     0

-01.26.09- Weather forecasters warned Monday of flooding and more gales to come after hurricane-force winds killed 26 people across southern Europe and left hundreds of thousands without electricity. Lees meer