The northern hemisphere jet stream crossing Cape Breton Island in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada.
The jet stream is being distorted on both sides by fast-warming tropical and Arctic air. Should the tropics win out, weather patterns could change profoundly.
Celebrations after setting up the world’s highest weather station during National Geographic and.
Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest.
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A climate scientist goes to work – at 8,500 metres.
The colorful cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
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Jupiter's bands are one of its most striking features – and can be seen from Earth – but they only go so deep within the giant planet. Now scientists think they know why.
Forest fires in Huelva, southern Spain. August 6, 2018.
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And how long before such extreme heatwaves become the 'new norm' across the region?
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A climate scientist explains what is going on with this heatwave.
National Police Air Service
No matter how cold it is, you're lucky you don't live on Venus.
Seriously cold: The ‘bomb cyclone’ freezes a fountain in New York City.
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An atmospheric scientist who studies the Arctic explains why – because of global warming – the U.S. may be in for longer cold spells in the winter.
Very few Atlantic hurricanes travel northwards like this.
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Will 2017 be a 'bbq summer'? It depends on changes in the jet stream.
Keeping cool as Paris sees its hottest temperatures in six decades.
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Shifting air currents high up in the skies can have a big impact down on the ground.
Why is the eastern US getting so much Arctic weather this winter?
Everyone loves to talk about the weather, and this winter Mother Nature has served up a feast to chew on. Few parts of the US have been spared her wrath. Severe drought and abnormally warm conditions continue…