By: Nancy Houser
A look at the five basic types of air masses that determine the US's weather helps people better understand the upcoming weather forecast. First developed in 1920 by a Norwegian father and son team, Vilhelm and Jacob Bjerknes, understanding about air mass patterns help is...
By: Nancy Houser
Forecasting the weather has been a process dating back to the Babylonians in 650 BC, with weather predictions formed from cloud patterns and astrology. By 340 BC, Aristotle had begun to describe weather patterns in Meteorologica, a treatise containing personal theories on earth sciences that...
The reason why snow is white
By: Robert Tesla
The mystifying qualites of water never cease. From its unique polar molecular structure to its ability to occupy all three states of matter on the same planet, which most compounds only comprise one or two naturally, this element is responsible for all life on earth...
The coldest places on Earth
By: Ignacio Brown
The earth is a unique place to be in. What make it interesting are the geographical extremities that could be found in different continents of the globe. You could find the highest and the lowest, the wettest and driest and also the hottest and the...
What is the difference between weather and climate?
By: L.B. Woodgate
“Climate is the average of many, many weather events, and as you change the climate, as you change average conditions, you also change the weather events that make up climate” says Dr Benjamin Santer at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab Simply put, as we...
Scientists should be Allowed to Divert a Hurricane away from a Major City
By: Muhammad Asad Nawaz
Major cities are the financial hubs of a country from which it generates a great deal of revenue. City is a monetary support to country assets and forms the framework of developments in future. Whereas, rural areas are of less political and economical value and...
Indicators of deteriorating weather
By: Carolyn Tytler
Long before today's technology was used to forecast the weather, people learned to how to predict storms and precipitation by simple observation. Early farmers, sailors and herdsmen knew their livelihoods and sometimes their lives depended on being able to know when a severe storm was...
By: Perry McCarney
The coldest places on Earth have not only a geographical location, but a temporal one as well. That is, in their local mid-winter they will be very cold, but this does not mean that they are cold year round. For example, Oymyakon is a small...
By: Perry McCarney
There is a considerable difference between what science tells us about climate change and what scientists often tell us about climate change. Science can provide data such as measurements and statistics. Scientists offer hypotheses based on such data and possible experimental ways of potentially testing...
By: Perry McCarney
The term “climate change” is now common place in both the environmental and the political news, steadily increasing in our awareness for the last decade or so. It therefore pays us to understand the difference between weather and climate. Climate change is impacting the...

 

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