The different types of clouds
By: Lea Miller
People have looked at the sky for centuries, both to enjoy its beauty and to evaluate the weather. Clouds are one of the things they study. Clouds are classified by their height, appearance, and origin. They are often the result of weather patterns or topography...
By: A. Saafir
Simply put, wind is the movement of air. It is created by air moving from zones of high pressure to zones of low pressure. Air pressure refers to the weight of the Earth's atmosphere pressing down on Earth's surface. Winds blow due to several factors:...
What will a hurricane do to the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico?
By: Judith Willson
The idea of a hurricane hitting the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is a scary one. You picture sheets of oil being blown inland, coating or killing all life in their path. It remains to be seen, however, what will happen if...
By: Jacqui Pratlett
The exact science of why lightning occurs in still not secure, as it is a very difficult and dangerous phenomenon to monitor and measure. What we do know, however, is that it occurs because of an imbalance between electrical charges. Just like a magnet, different...
By: Jana Burgess - 575156
Hurricanes are a phenomenon and can be very scary if not deadly. If you live along the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico, you are very susceptible to encountering one if not more of these storms. These occur only between the months...
By: A. Saafir
Disaster preparedness is an absolute necessity for families everywhere. There are specific things that can be done ahead of time in order to increasethe likelihood of surviving through a natural disaster such as an earthquake, fire, flood, tornado, or hurricane. This article addresses some key...
Common tornado myths that could be deadly
By: Selenna
Tornadoes are one of natures most elusive and dangerous phenomena. They can appear quickly without warning and dissipate just as fast. The myths that surround this weather occurrence can make tornadoes even more dangerous to those who are unlucky enough to be in their path...
By: Unairab Mohmad
The blizzard that buried Buffalo was a deadly storm that went on for five days from 28th January to 1st February 1977. It hit Buffalo and its surrounding areas and completely covered them with snow for weeks. State emergency was imposed in Buffalo by the...
The earth's atmosphere
By: Igor Nisic
Atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the Earth and comprises 4 layers. Together with the Earth it makes a unique system that undergoes the laws of cosmic and planetar dynamics. The gas layer of the Earth and the Earth itself belong to the solar...
Do the Greek Islands experience traditional winter weather?
By: Katerina Nikolas
Greece has such an image of hot sunny days and calm blue seas that it is often difficult for foreigners to imagine what Greece and her islands are like in the winter, and that it isn’t a land of eternal sunshine. Winters can be...

 

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