By: Michael Totten
A flood is an overflow of water which temporarily covers land not normally covered by water. Floods occur whenever there is too much rainfall, meltwater, storm surge, or other release of upstream water for the rivers to handle and the ground to absorb within that...
A scientific explanation of how floods occur
By: D. Victor
Flooding refers to the overflow or accumulation of water on land, which has the effect of submerging it. There are several known causes of floods – that are either natural or man-made. These include heavy or frequent precipitation, snowmelt, and land use. However, the causes...
By: Jerome Carter
Heavy rainfall is one of the most common causes of flooding. There are, however, several other events that can cause floods.When rain falls, it is either absorbed into the ground (infiltration) or flows along the surface of the ground (runoff). If the soil is...
By: Magda DH
Flood is defined as overwhelming of usually dry land by a large amount of water that comes from an overflowing river or lake, exceptionally high tide, melting snow or excessive rainfall [1]. Although this definition doesn't describe the mechanism of flood creation, it lists most...
Scientists: Data reveals new Ice Ages can occur in just months
By: Terrence Aym
Don't let anyone tell you that Ice Ages take thousands of years to happen. After all, anyone that researches what happened to the Woolly Mammoths some 10,000 to 11,000 years ago in the tundra of northern Siberia will understand that an Ice Age...
A scientific explanation of how floods occur
By: Effie Moore Salem
Lands saturated by heavy rain that pour large amounts of water into drainage ravines and hollows, is the force behind the creeks and rivers that flood low lying areas near creek banks. Snows that melt too quickly, due to excessively warm spring days are often...
By: Damian Taylor
Hurricanes are intense tropical storms that form in warm moist air. However, they don’t appear out of nowhere. A storm must go through several stages of development before it can be classed as a hurricane force storm. A hurricane’s beginning can be found...
By: Jason Westley
Earthquakes are the most destructive natural force on the planet. They are unpredictable, striking with little warning and causing incredible amounts of damage in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. Not only can the initial tremor cause a massive loss of life, but the...
How to plan and prepare for an earthquake
By: Rex Trulove
Earthquakes are more likely to occur in some areas than in others. However, truth is that they can occur almost anywhere. Planning and preparing for a quake is the first and best chance of survival. What to do in an Earthquake To prepare for an...
By: Sylvia Farley
Faced with the problem of how to estimate and report weather conditions, particularly wind speeds, Admiral Francis Beaufort devised the Beaufort Wind Scale. He first used it 1806 when he was 30 years old, serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. After being...

 

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