By: Patrick Sills
Just what is meant by wind chill factor? Put simply, this is how cold exposed human skin will feel outside when the temperature of the air is affected by wind. It should be noted that the wind chill index is only used when the temperature...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
According to the NOAA, lightning kills nearly 60 people every year (NOAA lightning stats). It's a deadly natural phenomenon, involving temperatures rivaling those on the surface of the sun. Though the physical properties are relatively well understood, many myths continue to persist. In this list...
By: Matthew Adams
When you watch the weather reports on TV, the weather presenter will discuss the predicted weather for the next few days. They do so with a weather map that includes various symbols. However, there can be quite a bit of meteorological jargon associated with these...
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Lightning is a dangerous natural phenomenon that kills roughly 60 people in the United States every year (NOAA lightning stats). It is a fairly well-understood physical process with lots of research. However, many myths persist concerning lightning properties and safety during a thunderstorm. Below I...
By: Cameron Scott
Blizzards and winter storms can be very dangerous. Blowing snow can easily cause you to get lost when you're only steps away from your car. Cold and windchill can cause frostbite or hypothermia if you're not dressed for the weather. Even trying to drive during...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Tropical cyclone Yasi is being described by Reuters as one of Australia's worst storms in the country's history . The cyclone landed early Thursday morning and continued to bore inland for 500 miles. The highest winds were clocked at 170 mph or 280 kph. Waves of...
By: AngelaWhite
Hurricanes are powerful storms that can leave a lot of damage after they have moved on. This article will tell you what to do during a hurricane. The news is forecasting a huge tropical storm that will hit your area and is urging residents to...
By: Gwendolen Bennett
When it comes to converting temperatures, there are two ways. The easiest is to use a converter such as this one. If you don't convert temperatures often, this may be a fine choice. But, if you don’t want to depend on converters to switch...
How to convert temperatures
By: Cameron Orth
Temperature conversion involves a simple but easily forgotten equation involving two temperature scales: Fahrenheit and Celsius. Less common but often just as important to science are the Kelvin scale and the related Rankine scale, both of which are based upon absolute zero. This article discusses...
By: Cameron Scott
There are three major temperature scales: Celsius, Kelvin, and Fahrenheit. It's easy to convert between them. All you need is a few simple tricks. Celsius and Kelvin degrees measure exactly the same temperature difference. The scales are different only because the Celsius scale uses the...

 

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