By: Donna Hicks
Supercell lightning is lightning that is produced during a supercell thunderstorm, the least common, yet the most severe of all thunderstorms. Supercell lightning occurring during a supercell thunderstorm can be deadly, with tens of thousands of lightning strikes or very few lightning strikes at all...
By: Lea Miller
The air temperature where you are is affected by many different things. Global effects caused by seasons and wind currents are part of the picture, but more specific things like terrain and cloud cover in a particular location also contribute to the air temperature. The...
The truth about the ozone hole
By: Tenebris
The first truth about the ozone hole is that we can make a difference. We made a difference in its original creation. We are making a difference now in turning the tide. On September 16, 1987, 196 nation-states committed to ending ozone depletion by phasing...
By: B. J. Deming
All eyes were on forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), as well as the Tropical Meteorology Project of Colorado State University (CSU), this August when they updated their 2010 hurricane season predictions. Would they backtrack from their forecasts of an unusually active season...
By: A. Smith
A supercell thunderstorm is one of the four types of thunderstorms. The others are the single-cell thunderstorm, the multi-cell thunderstorm, and the squall line. Only the derecho type of squall line is rarer. Supercell thunderstorms can sometimes be found embedded inside squall lines. Lightning from...
What is supercell lightning?
By: Perry McCarney
All of us know what lightning is, even those of us who are blind can sense nearby strikes. Considerably fewer of us may understand the natural mechanisms that cause lightning to occur. Those that do may be aware of what a supercell is, but such...
The causes of global climate change
By: Christyl Rivers
Causes of climate change are geologic over the long term. But when people speak of Global warming, and climate change now, they invariably are referring to the steady, and alarming, human caused warming that marks the last two hundred years. Inter glacial periods, volcanoes, and...
By: Jonnie Coffman
Lightning is an electrical discharge in the atmosphere. It usually occurs during thunderstorms, but can also occur during volcanic eruptions and dust storms. This article will discuss a few of the myths and facts about lightning.Myths"Lightning always strikes the tallest object." Lightning does...
The three weather seasons of Thailand
By: Edgar Arold
Every country has different seasons that their year is broken up into. Thailand is very unique in that it has three seasons and they don’t seem to differ much in the temperature, but the rainfall amount varies quite a bit in those three seasons...
By: Tenebris
All hurricanes begin as a swirling mass of thunderstorms. In most cases, hurricane development goes no further; but in a few, the thunderstorms consolidate into a distinct tropical wave. The National Hurricane Center designates such areas of interest with a letter-number combination (eg. L97). The...

 

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