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BY GEORGE: What really is a monsoon?

Most of us think of the “monsoon” season as the beginning of warm and wet weather from the previous season’s hot and dry period.  That is, the transition occurs in areas that

BY GEORGE: Autumn Outlook

It seems like it was just yesterday when we were talking about the summer, now here we are firmly into the autumn.  As we progress through the rest of the season, you will find a few emerging

BY GEORGE: Where's the Hurricanes?

Even though the total number of named storms this hurricane season has been average, (nine as of mid-September…the statistical peak of hurricane season), the season seems very, very quiet.&n

GEORGE ELLIOTT: Advanced Doppler Radar

It’s been a number of years since Doppler radar has been in use across the country.  Hard to believe, seeing in how it is routine now to see Doppler radar images on television, but at on

BY GEORGE: Dual-Doppler Radar Sees More

It’s been a number of years since Doppler radar has been in use across the country.  Hard to believe, seeing in how it is routine now to see Doppler radar images on television, but at on

BY GEORGE: The Arctic Ocean ice melt accelerating

Even more evidence is in, and it’s solid science, from numerous agencies, and from all political persuasions.  The Arctic Ocean expansive ice shield is shrinking, and shrinking extremely

BY GEORGE: The Code Of Life

We’ve come a long way with regard to understanding the biology of the human species.  And with advances in genome research, we now have a map of the human genome, which, as it turns out,

BY GEORGE: Big Self-Sustaining Storms

They’re big, potentially destructive, and more common than you might think.  These systems also can produce (though not all do) tornadoes, and sometimes the biggest and most powerful tor

BY GEORGE: The ocean's 'conveyor belt'

We know the atmosphere is in constant flux and motion. Just witness the daily changing weather patterns.

BY GEORGE: The Oceans Swirl

We know the atmosphere is in constant flux and motion.  Just witness the daily changing weather patterns.  For that matter, the minute to minute changes from the ground level to thousands

BY GEORGE: The Heat of the Valley

It’s official, Death Valley is the hottest spot on the planet, reaching 134 degrees at Furnace Creek July 10th, 1913.  At one time there was a dispute to that, putting Al Aziz

BY GEORGE: Tornadoes in the Dark

We all know tornadoes can occur at any time of the day, but not long ago it was a common misperception to believe that tornadoes at night were either weaker, and/or less desctructive.  Not onl

BY GEORGE: The colors of fat

Calories in food are a measurement of the potential energy in that organic compound.

BY GEORGE: My Summer Forecast

It’s summer season, and that means it’s time to glance at our future…weatherwise anyway.  The summer months are considered June, July, and August, and my analysis shows that

BY GEORGE: Hurricane Outlook and Discussion

Here we are again into another official hurricane season.  I’d like to expand on the current forecasts that are circulating, and add my scientific perspective to what I believe will ulti