By: L.B. Woodgate
Ozone (O3) is a molecule made up of 3 atoms. Unlike its cousin O2 that is essential for life on the planet Ozone is much less stable and can pose a threat to inhabitants at ground level. However, when found in the upper atmosphere it...
By: Tina Brewster
“Wind is the flywheel of the Sun’s heat engine, the motion produced by raw solar energy as it reaches Earth. It sculpts our weather, as it forms clouds, fronts and countless other weather features out of thin air. Yet for a surprisingly long...
By: Shelly May
Weather is influenced by many things, including temperature, precipitation, and even location. Temperature is how hot or cool an area is. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet or even hail. Location is where people live. Temperature isn't the only thing that affects how hot or cold...
By: Nancy Houser
The best definition regarding the difference between weather and climate is that climate looks at how the weather behaves over long specific periods in large regions, while weather looks at local atmospheric conditions over short periods-according to NASA studies. At the core, they may appear...
By: Douglas Chappell
How do forecasters know what the weather will be like tomorrow and the next day and the day after that? Like modern day fortune tellers, they predict the future and get it right most of the time. But theseprognosticators don't read tea leaves or gaze...
By: Nancy Houser
An overview on cloud formation brings to mind something more than the tag clouds in search engine optimization (SEO) of web pages. It brings to mind dancing elephants, skipping children and imaginary playmates floating across the cloudy skies. The image depends on the type of...
An overview on cloud formation
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
Clouds have often been the source of prophecies and daydreams. They are beautiful, mystical, and fun to watch during a lazy afternoon. However, the formation and classification of clouds is a very scientific process. The Formation of Clouds Clouds are formed when water evaporates and...
By: L.B. Woodgate
I was always a spectator rather than a participant when it came to science fairs in school. My only memory of actively contributing to anything that resembled a science project came in the 7th grade. What attracted me I suspect was how easy it was:...
By: Lenna Gonya
Everyone associates the term Nor’easter with terrible storms and large amounts of snow that occur along the eastern seaboard. While these winter storms may bring violent winds and heavy snows, and are more common during cooler weather, they can actually occur any time of...
Comparing the different types of snow storms
By: Eric Puravs
A winter storm warning means you should be prepared for 6 inches of snow or 1/4th inch of ice. The National Weather Service displays it's warnings on this web site. There are different types of snow storms in different areas of the country. A winter...

 

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