By: Peter Truman
Weather forecasting has been an important part of mankind’s lifestyle down through the ages. The weather has always been and will always be an important topic of conversation because of the impact it has on everyone’s life. We are all very dependent on...
By: Damian Taylor
A hurricane is a severe tropical storm which produces powerful winds, heavy rain, high waves and storm surges. It can have a devastating effect, as can be seen from the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans. On average around 90 tropical...
By: Christa Martin
For the lay person, which is anyone not schooled in the understanding of meteorology and climatology, the terms "typhoon", "hurricane," and "cyclone" may have an equally terrifying connotation. Of course, those living in geographical areas were these phenomena occur regularly will have an idea...
By: Lauraine Andren
"How to Prepare for a Tornado" If you hear of a "Tornado Warning" you must seek shelter immediately as the danger of a tornado is imminent. There are several places a person must NOT seek shelter from. Never seek shelter under a tree. Never stay...
Ethics of Atmospheric Interference
By: Bradford Guay
Before we can even begin this debate, it is crucial to get some background knowledge on how the atmosphere functions. Our atmosphere’s main purpose is to attempt to distribute energy from the sun equally across the planet. Tropical areas, which are angled directly at...
Reasons why tropical cyclones occur
By: Effie Moore Salem
Tropical cyclones, huge wide masses of spiraling winds with calm interiors - the eye of the storm - form over warm oceans in northern Australia, East Asia and near many islands in the Pacific. In the far East, these same storms are known as typhoons...
Geography and formation characteristics of Nor'easters
By: Bradford Guay
If you live in the Northeastern United States, there is no doubt that you have heard the term “Nor’easter” many times in your life. Nor’easters are storms that occur along the East Coast most often during the fall, spring, and winter months...
By: Bradford Guay
The ability to convert temperatures is a very useful skill to have, especially if you plan to do any international travel or you are interested in the sciences. In the United States, we use the Fahrenheit scale. This scale was developed in Germany in 1724...
The history of cyclone Yasi
By: Bradford Guay
On January 26th, 2011, the Fiji Meteorological Service identified a weak tropical disturbance in the south Pacific, about 200 miles to the south of the small island nation of Tuvalu. At first, the weak system tracked very slowly to the west. Gradual intensification began to...
Best weather forecasting models
By: Bradford Guay
If you have ever forecasted the weather, you probably know about the various computer model simulations which help to guide meteorologists in as they make their predictions. However, choosing the most accurate one to aid in your prediction can be a difficult task. First, let&rsquo...

 

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