By: Janet Grischy
It is always winter in Antarctica, even when the sun shines at midnight. It’s far from the sunny tropics, and its winter months hold long dark nights. It is also a high plateau, and temperatures fall as elevations rise. This keeps it colder than...
By: Jeff Parsons
The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that allows life to survive on Earth. The effect is maintained by greenhouse gases within the atmosphere. The concentration of these gases regulates the temperature of the planet. Lately, the unusual increase of global warming has led many...
Ways to beat the heat in summer 2010
By: Amanda Ines
It has been confirmed that global warning is indeed having an effect on our climate. Each summer seems to get hotter than the last or at least have more days of extreme heat than the summer before. Heat can sap all your energy, leave you...
By: Terrence Aym
"The real difficulty about vulcanism is not to see how it can start, but how it can stop." ~ Sir Harold JeffreysTwo primary things affect the weather on Earth: the sun and volcanoes.Throughout history large volcanic reactions have had a major impact upon...
What will weather be like in 100 years?
By: Marvin Somers
It is impossible to say what the weather will be like in 100 years! Quite apart from the difficulty in making predictions, it all depends on where you are in the world. Regardless of whether man made global warming is a reality, climate shifts have...
What causes wind?
By: Marvin Somers
Wind is caused by energy from the sun and the rotation of the earth. There are many other influences on wind that help to mould its speed and direction but it is these two forces that are responsible for the flows. Wind is the flow...
Ways to beat the heat in summer 2010
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates some 400 Americans die each year due to heat-related causes. Summer weather can mean fun in the sun, but when the sun is sweltering due to a heat wave, or just the dog days of August, or...
Why did the UK have so much snow in early January 2010?
By: Marvin Somers
There has been much debate over the causes of excessive snow in the winter of 2009 and 2010. Much of northern European experienced a colder than average winter and many meteorologists have put this down to the El Niño phenomenon in the South Pacific...
Cumbrian floods 2009: Causes and recovery
By: Marvin Somers
The Cumbrian floods in late 2009 were caused by a combination of excessive rainfall, urbanisation and inadequate flood defences. Prior to the event, areas in the north of England and Scotland had already received the full average amount of rainfall for November; with the ground...
How angles of the sun affect earth surface energy
By: Marvin Somers
The vast majority of energy in nature comes from the Sun. While the Earth itself does provide an amount of geothermal energy, everything else comes from solar radiation. How much solar radiation an individual location receives depends on a number of factors, including the angle...

 

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