By: B. J. Deming
A tsunami (Japanese for “harbor wave”) happens when something displaces water vertically in the sea or another large body of water. These big waves can be deadly, and they happen with little warning. Preparation for one involves advance planning as well as knowledge...
By: Mike Dalley
Anyone who thinks that living in a city means that they will be shielded from the elements is going to be sadly mistaken; a whole host of weather weirdness awaits! Especially in areas with high-rise developments and/or docks, wind shear can get ridiculously strong- tall...
The causes of global climate change
By: Sowmya Gali
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE Climate is the consistent, long-term behavior of weather over time, including its variability; this contrasts with weather, which is the condition of the atmosphere at any given place and time. Global climate does not stay the same but fluctuates. Long-term influences on...
A look at unique urban weather conditions
By: Ted Sherman
Living in a big city, particularly one that has severe winters, as it happens in Boston, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, residents can have its advantages and disadvantages. When it snows, for the first day, the city sparkles in white. Then, the situation changes when...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Colder temperatures such as those located in arctic areas have negative impacts on the ozone layer due to the result of accumulating chlorine compound byproducts. The northern arctic pole region has a history of a large hole in the ozone layer. As the grounds warm...
A look at unique urban weather conditions
By: B. J. Deming
When it comes to weather—the condition of the atmosphere at any given moment—the factors of water, heat, and air movement operate in the city just as they do in the country. Some cities are famous for their weather, but most urban environments also...
By: Terrence Aym
Geologic records show that Ice Ages are the norm, punctuated by brief periods of warming. Now one of the most highly respected paleoclimatologists has weighed in and is warning everyone to prepare for a new Ice Age.A new Ice Age? Then what's all the...
By: Jerome Carter
How cold does it get in Canada? That all depends on which part of the country you're in. Canada has a reputation for being a cold country, and that reputation is well-deserved in many cases. Much of Canada is very cold for much of the...
By: Cameron Scott
From the earliest times that people first laid seed in the ground, farmers have watched the weather, trying to figure out what it's going to do next. It all started with trying to plant so that the crops aren't going to be killed by a...
By: Cameron Crawford
Every several years, local weathermen talk extensively about El Nino. Responsible for affecting weather patterns on a large scale, El Nino is responsible for unseasonably heavy rain and flooding in some areas, and devastating drought in others. Despite its common reference by meteorologists, the average...

 

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