By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The country of China has many different climates because it has a diverse geography. With mountains, valleys, rivers and deserts, climate is hard to predict. Northern China has the coldest weather. Central China has average temperatures with cold winters and hot summers. Eastern China is...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Climate sensitivity is a measurement within a climate system that indicates the change in the amount of energy reaching the surface of the Earth. Climate sensitivity is used to indicate global average surface warming due to radiative forcing. A positive forcing tends to warm a...
The carbon cycle and global warming
By: Christyl Rivers
The term carbon cycle is used to describe the ongoing exchange of carbon between ocean, land, organisms and atmosphere. These systems collect, affect, and process carbon, while organisms(plants and animals) create and exchange it.. Volcanoes in their work to create land mass, emit carbon, and...
By: Mell Chase - 632526
Though cyclones and tornadoes have the same shape, they both have little in common. A cyclone is defined as an atmospheric system by rapid inward circulation of air in a low-pressure center. A tornado is a rotating column of air that could be from a...
By: Michael Totten
Hurricane damage is caused by 3 factors: wind, storm surge, and rain. A Category 5 hurricane will have exceptionally devastating winds, and may also have an unusually high storm surge. The kind of damage these can do to a major metropolitan city was vividly described...
By: Terrence Aym
Have you ever been to a place where the wind is so fierce that remaining on your feet took all your strength? If you have, you might have wondered where the windiest places on Earth are located.Many people think of well-known wind-blown cities when...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In 1989, many Canadians living in the province of Quebec had to undergo a nine-hour power outage due to a disruption in the Hydro Quebec Grid. The cause was not manmade or was due to a common natural disaster, but was the result of an...
Description of how a solar wind can affect the earth
By: J. Lang Wood
The solar wind is a phenomenon that occurs in space. The wind originates on the surface of the Sun when energy escapes the corona and is blown through space to the Earth’s atmosphere. The particles are strongly charged from the heat and pressure of...
Description of how a solar wind can affect the earth
By: Michael Totten
The solar wind is a constant stream of loose electrons and positrons (beta rays), as well as other charged particles, all of which originate from the Sun. This is distinct from sunshine, which consists of electromagnetic radiation. What is the solar wind made of? Beta...
By: Brian Kenny
The term "dry lightning" is heard quite a bit during dry, hot months. Residents of western U.S. states are very familiar with the term. Summer time news stories are full of wild fires started by dry lightning. But what is dry lightning? Why are...

 

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