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Category: Earth: Weather & Natural Disasters

Cambridge University: Drones help scientists study Guatemalan volcanoes

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks at Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  

Cyclone Debbie from the ISS

The cyclone named ‘Debbie’ move in over the east coast of Australia today. It has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane/cyclone on the five-point scale. It’s a real powerhouse in other words. It is massive and this is particularly clear when you see it from above in the below clip from the International Space …

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Thousands of Giant snowballs appear on Russian beach in Siberia

‘The Cosmos News’ published this video of a recent strange phenomenon in Siberia. The perfect orbs of ice which first appeared in late October, scattered across a large beach area. They range from the size of tennis balls to 90 centimeters in diameter. Anyone for a snowball fight? Nature makes its own collection of snowballs …

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Jack Miller: Sea Breeze

This amazing time-lapse short was shot by storm chaser/lightning photographer Jack Miller, he describes the process of shooting it as follows below. This is my first time-lapse film I decided to put together. All scenes are shot in Florida from April – September 2016. This film is meant to showcase Florida’s weather pattern from a …

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NASA: Space Station Cameras Capture New Views of Hurricane Matthew

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured new views Oct. 6 of massive Hurricane Matthew at 4:45 p.m. EDT as the outpost flew 250 miles overhead. At the time of the flyover, Matthew was moving to the northwest through the Bahamas, strengthening to a possible Category 4 hurricane that is expected strike the east coast …

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NASA: Space Station Cameras Peer down on Major Hurricane Matthew

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Matthew during two flyovers of the massive storm at 3:24 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT Oct. 4. Matthew was moving north at about 10 miles an hour, packing winds of 145 miles an hour as it passed beyond western Haiti to the eastern coast of …

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USGS: Kīlauea Volcano In Stunning 4K

Stunning 4K aerial and ground b-roll of the Kīlauea Volcano Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Summit Vent Lava Lake taken between July 24 and July 31, 2016.  

Mike Olbinsk: Monsoon II (4K)

This spectacular time-lapse short film was filmed by Mike Olbinsk, it is the result of a lot of work and many hours spent, as he describes his experience filming it; I’ve been chasing the monsoon in Arizona for about 6-7 years now. This summer was different though. Back in late July, I was wondering why …

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PBS: Space Time | Can We Survive the Destruction of the Earth?

Science fiction author and futurist Neal Stephenson helps Matt determine what humanity needs to do in order to survive the destruction of our own planet.  

Nicolaus Wegner: Stormscapes 3

Stormscapes 3 is for those that enjoy the visual aspect of our beautifully unique Blue Marble’s fascinating weather, or those wishing to experience elemental nature in some of its most surreal and chaotic forms. Particularly focusing on severe weather located in the northern high plains region (and adjacent ranges) of the USA. This video showcases …

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Bryan Snider Photography: Microburst Over Phoenix, Arizona

Time lapses of the evolution of a strong microburst (from a severe warned stormed) captured from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. The microburst happened just south of the airport in South Phoenix / Foothills area. Heavy rain from this storm eventually promoted a flash flood warning from the Phoenix National Weather Service.    

AccuWeather: Extreme up-close video of tornado near Wray Colorado

Extreme up-close footage of tornado just north of Wray, CO earlier today! 360 video from inside the outer circulation below. Shot with 360fly Note the violent motion at the base of this tornado.    

NASA | GPM: One Year of Storms

A look back at the snowstorms, tropical storms, typhoons, hurricanes and floods captured and analyzed by the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission from around the globe during 2015.  

Jeff Boyce: Edge of Stability

Edge of Stability is a short film featuring some intense and awesome weather. Jeff Boyce has captured thunderstorms, auroras and the sky – at its most stunningly beautiful moments. This entire timelapse sequence was recording between May and June of 2015. During this time, I managed to arrange about 5 weeks off from my regular …

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Barcroft TV: Lake Of Fire: Drone Footage Of Icelandic Lava River

A DRONE camera flies over a red hot lava lake in freezing cold Iceland and nearly melts in the process. The stunning footage was captured by US videographer Eric Cheng in February and shows smoke and fire burning off the black marbled lava. The lake is part of the huge Holuhraun lava field which started …

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NASA: Sea Surface Height Anomaly | An Enormous El Nino?

When scientists declared in March 2015 that El Niño conditions had developed in the Pacific Ocean, the consensus was that the event was too weak and too late to have much effect on North America. But in the past several months, warm water has been sloshing from the western Pacific toward the Americas and El …

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An Amazing Video that Happens to Capture the Cabulco Volcano as it Starts Erupting

The Calbuco’s massive volcanic plume can be seen from space, as captured by a NASA satellite above. This Chilean guy happens to capture the Cabulco Vulcano eruption.  

Origins Project: The Great Debate | EXTINCTIONS (2/2)

Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth’s biosphere, and ask whether, and to what …

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Origins Project: The Great Debate | EXTINCTIONS (1/2)

Some say that we are in the midst of the 6th great extinction on Earth? Is this true? Join us as we explore the nature of extinction, from biology, and the great past extinctions, to culture, language, technology and the future of both our species and the Earth’s biosphere, and ask whether, and to what …

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NASA: First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall. The GPM Core Observatory launched one year ago on Feb. 27, 2014 as a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and acts as the standard to unify precipitation measurements from a network of 12 satellites. The result …

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