By: Bikendra Gurung
The word ‘climate’ refers to the average atmospheric or weather condition of an area over a considerable period of time, and the word ‘change’ refers to the continuous process of alteration and transformation due to certain causes. Thus, ‘climate change’ together means...
By: Todd Pheifer
Extreme weather is always relevant because it can have a major impact on people's behavior, work, and general existence. Despite the advances of modern society, weather is still a powerful force that can directly influence a various of environmental factors. People may think that they...
How can we improve weather forecasting?
By: C. Richard Ma
Modern weather predictions are primarily performed with numerical weather prediction models, which are programs that run on computers. To find ways to improve the forecast, it is important to first understand the sources of forecast errors. It is a well-known fact that the accuracy of...
By: Charles Ray
Getting a weather forecast today is as simple as turning on the radio or TV, or logging on to the Internet. In addition to local and network stations, The Weather Channel is available on cable and its own Web site, and with a few keystrokes...
By: Myke Hawkeye
A heat wave is a natural weather event caused when an area of high pressure remains stationary over a particular location. Due to the natural effects of a high pressure system on weather, the area experiences high temperatures which do not dissipate as normal. The...
By: Keith Redfern
Humidity is the condition of the atmosphere in relation to its water vapour content. It can be measured in various ways, most commonly as absolute humidity and relative humidity.In simple terms, when a person experiences heat it is natural for their body to perspire...
The true cause of heat lightning
By: Olivia Kay
Lightning is common during the summer months and it is someone most everyone is quite familiar with and experiences quite often. However, fewer people know or understand what heat lightning is even though it may even be more common than the lightning that occurs as...
By: Myke Hawkeye
A heat wave is caused when an area of high pressure in the atmosphere becomes stationary over a location. Due to the natural effects of high pressure, the area receives little to no wind and this causes the air to remain stationary. In a developed...
By: Myke Hawkeye
Heat lightning is a term used to describe the faint flashes of lightning that can be seen on the horizon. The important feature of these flashes is that there is no thunder sound accompanying the lightning flash. Heat lightning was named because it is usually...
What causes a heat wave
By: Jan Lazor
People around the world look forward to warm temperatures and outdoor activities, but the summer heat can turn deadly when those temperatures soar well above normal and stay that high, or higher, for days on end. Blistering temperatures coupled with high humidity can stress peoples&rsquo...

 

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