By: Lenna Gonya
Weather is one of the most critical factors when it comes to the survival of every living thing on earth, and extreme weather can be devastating to both plants and animals. Today, many believe that global warming is the culprit that is producing noticeable changes...
By: Shirley Bourget
Leon Teisserenc de Bort may not be a familiar term or household name but the Ozone Layer is. Without Teisserenc’s discovery of this important part of Earth's atmosphere, the world of meteorology would not be what it is today. Leon Teisserenc de Bort was...
Leon Teisserenc de Bort's contribution to meteorology
By: Nick Ford
Léon Philippe Teisserenc de Bort was a French experimental meteorologist whose research with high altitude balloons led to the discovery of the stratosphere. He lived from 1855 until 1913. He conducted his key work from 1898 until 1902. In 1902 he published a famous...
The insulation properties of snow
By: Rex Trulove
People are often surprised at just how well snow insulates against the cold. Part of the reason for the amazement is that snow is a form of frozen water. It is mostly the fact that it is water and how it lays that lends itself...
By: Cameron Scott
Snow is one of the most amazing insulation materials in nature. It limits heat exchange. It stabilizes temperature. It even muffles sound! The average insulating R-value of snow is about R-1. That's in the same ballpark as wood chips (R-1) and straw bales (R-1.5)...
The insulation properties of snow
By: Marisa White
Can snow be warm? Not technically, but it does keep in heat. Snow has insulation properties, which mean that you really can be warm when covered with snow. So long as its not toughing your bare skin that is. Take igloos. Made from thick blocks...
By: Michael Totten
Like much of European Russia, the climate of Moscow is humid continental. This means warm summers, which can sometimes turn muggy, and long, cold winters. In the winter, Moscow temperatures can reach 10 degrees F and sometimes much lower. Temperatures Typical Moscow summer daytime temperatures...
What to expect after a tornado
By: Joseph Malek
One night back in the mid 1960's a tornado killed more than 400 people within an Ohio town. As a matter of fact, tornadoes killed more people than hurricanes have killed within those regions of the United States of America that are vulnerable to such...
By: Aaron Nelson
Is it not amazing to see a beautiful sunny day turn into a ominous deluge in mere minutes? Have you ever watched big puffy clouds lazily meandering across the sky turn into monstrous, boiling clouds crackling with energy? These types of storms are caused by...
By: Mac Pike
An Ice age may be defined as an interval of time when planet wide climate undergoes a definite drop in average global temperature. When this drop in temperature continues on a geologic time scale it leads in turn to frozen precipitation being deposited in a...

 

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