By: Elizabeth M Young
Not all storms are efficient at producing precipitation that will fall to the ground. Cloud seeding aims to increase the number of ice particles in the right kind of storm, and more ice crystals means more snow. According to Scientific American, Silver Iodide is the...
By: Anne Evans
Overview For an ideal example of a maritime climate you need look no further than the islands of the United Kingdom, including Ireland. Surrounded by the seas of the Irish and the North Seas, plus the English and Bristol Channels and the Atlantic Ocean that...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Cold air damming affects weather patterns near mountain ranges by creating colder temperatures and more precipitation than normal. Major areas affected by cold air damming include the Appalachian Mountains in the east, the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades in the west. However, the Appalachian experiences...
Out of the box thinking leads to breakthrough in monitoring local storms
By: Guy Takamatsu
The Nikkei Weekly had an interesting article on how a problem in developing the next generation of high speed wireless communications, was turned into an opportunity for monitoring the local storms. The article stated that the next generation of high speed wireless involves the use...
The science and philosophy of global warming
By: Christyl Rivers
By now most people have heard of the philosophy of human life that asserts human life, with its massive infestation and "flesh eating" of the earth is a parasite, or a disease, which Gaia, (earth) is getting a fever from. Sadly, this a fair comparison...
By: A. Martin
Over the years, people have developed many different misconceptions about tornadoes and safety precautions because of stories and beliefs. These misconceptions can put a person’s life at risk when a tornado strikes. Despite what some people have said, a highway overpass is not a...
Dangerous misconceptions about tornadoes
By: David Clark - 667320
Getting caught out in a tornado is bad enough without having a dangerously misled concept of how these monsters work in the first place. Compiled here is a list of the worst, most dangerous misconceptions to have about twisters. Knowing the facts could mean the...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
When ozone depletion combines with greenhouse gases, researchers tell us that climate change will occur. The reason why they are so concerned about carbon in the air is that when this occurs, harmful UV rays can enter the environment. Greenhouse gases make up much of...
By: Lira Mirante
The Chinook Winds, popularly called Chinooks, refer to the wind originating from the Pacific Coast during moist weather. Hitting inland and running into a barrier of coastal mountains, the wind tends to cool rapidly as they climb the western slopes up to the mountain crest...
By: James Vigh
Hurricanes are formed over warm tropical ocean waters. Scientists are still unsure as to the how or the why hurricanes form. What they do know is that a steady, consistent wind is needed during the forming process and the water temperature must be at least...

 

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