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Extreme weather conditions linked to wind pattern variations

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:47

Variations in the flow of high altitude winds that normally blow from west to east around the planet can have a major influence on prolonged bouts of unseasonal weather - whether it be hot, cold, wet or dry - in parts of Europe, Asia and the US, said a study.

US launches five rockets to chart high-altitude winds

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 19:02

NASA launched five rockets early today to measure a high-altitude jet stream some 105 kilometers above the Earth`s surface.