There's a new way to describe powerful atmospheric river storms

3:50
 
Share
 

Manage episode 226755650 series 2395613
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.

California researchers weren't satisfied with how meteorologists explained weather events such as heavy rains, so they created five categories from "weak" to "exceptional." The new atmospheric river scale can help the public better understand the intensity of strong winds that carry a storm's water vapor over time.

563 episodes available. A new episode about every 8 days averaging 4 mins duration .