By: Rex Trulove
It is a pleasantly warm day, which is heating up rapidly. As you watch, a small cloud forms in the sky above you. The cloud grows bigger, seeming to expand out of nothing. Before long, the cloud is large, dark, anvil shaped, and you head...
By: S. F. Heron
On the morning of September 21, 1938, folks living along the eastern seaboard were pondering the saturated ground around their homes after recent heavy rains swelled rivers and streams. Little did they know that on this day, the autumnal equinox and the day of highest...
By: Tammy L Mahan
Over the years the statement "The Year Niagara Falls Froze" has been termed an urban legend. With no actual proof and a few pictures that have been disproved by scientists there is really nothing to prove that the freezing of the falls actually did take...
Which are Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: T88
Both tornadoes and hurricanes are awesome displays of nature's power that should be understood in an effort to protect lives. While they both have the potential to cause catastrophic damage, a tornado is more deadly for a few reasons.First, lets look at hurricanes. They...
By: Meg A Wright
Perhaps one of the most terrifying and destructive forces of nature is the hurricane. The hurricane can cover a wide area of land and sea while creating full destructive forces. It brews for days out in the ocean due to the warm temperatures; then once...
By: S. F. Heron
Long before the advent of GPS, around-the-clock weather reports, and advanced radar technology, mariners judged the weather by the movement of the wind at sea. The first mariners watched the flags and sails of their ships for subtle changes in wind speed and direction. During...
By: W D Adkins
The Beufort wind scale was devised in 1805 by Commander Francis Beufort (1774-1857), a young British navel officer who had just been given his first command, the HMS Woolwich. Wind scales were not new. The author Daniel Defoe, writing in 1703, referred to the use...
By: Mark Hopkins
The daily rotation of the Earth is something very much taken for granted. It gives us day and night very obviously. However it also does much more. It is one of the main 'drivers' of our weather systems.The Sun heats up the Earth's atmosphere...
By: Allison Hickman
Hurricane Andrew, Hugo, Rita and Katrina; all excellent reasons for those who live in hurricane prone areas to compile a well thought out and stocked hurricane survival kit. The months of June-November are infamously referred to as the "official hurricane season". The populations in areas...
The history of forecasting the weather
By: Joseph Malek
About 400 B.C. Aristotle wrote "Meteorologica." That is the title of a book that basically was concerned with the study of things lifted up. Some of his writing pertained to things within the atmosphere. That, I guess, is the earliest attempt to understand...

 

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