By: Norman Green
The Beaufort wind scale was developed and proposed in 1806, by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). Born in Ireland, Beaufort joined the Royal Navy aged 16, and quickly rose through the ranks. He began keeping a meteorological journal, recording amongst other things the effects of...
Ways to prepare for any natural disaster
By: Steve Bro
Disaster, on a personal level, has been well covered in other articles and by government advice agencies. Yet, the world continues to suffer immensely every time one of these events occurs. It has been said before that “prevention is better than cure”. Can the...
By: Brent Hale
Hurricanes pose major threat to the safety of those who live in areas where they are a possibility. When dealing with hurricanes, precautionary measures must be taken in order to ensure safety. Below is a list of 10 tips for surviving a hurricane. 1. Be...
By: Jason Westley
Aurorae are spectacular light shows in the sky - nature’s equivalent of a fireworks display. If conditions are correct, billowing curtains of green and red can be seen playing across the sky around the arctic and antarctic circles. The aurora borealis is the phenomenon...
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system. It is the sixth planet from the sun and lies between Jupiter and Uranus. The rings of Saturn are probably its most well known feature, but they are certainly not the only interesting things about...
By: Jason Caravaggio
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun in our solar system and is one of the 4 "Gas Giants", along with Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. Discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1781, the planet was named after the ancient Greek god of the sky...
What is the Aurora Borealis?
By: Louisa Dembul
Aurora Borealis is also known as the Northern Lights, and is a marvelous feature of nature. The sky is lit with colors which are moving to and fro in a pattern. Sometimes it seems the sky is closed with a big dome, like a...
By: Harry Mcclard
Hurricanes, or “typhoons” in areas other than the Atlantic Basin, do not just happen; they are the product of several stages of development. During their development, hurricanes are typically unpredictable and their paths change frequently. How does one know if the hurricane is going...
By: B. J. Deming
Every year, heat, moisture, and wind in the warm seas north and south of the equator combine to form nature's most powerful storm. Whether you call it a hurricane, typhoon, or tropical cyclone, its vast swirl of clouds and clear central eye are instantly recognizable...
How to prepare for a Tsunami
By: Cinda Smaagaard
Living on the West Coast of the Pacific Northwest has taught me a few things about tsunami warnings and how to prepare. Here are 10 things you need to know about a possible tsunami natural disaster. 1) Familiarize yourself with the local area's tsunami warning...

 

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