By: Mari Mckee
What is the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane? A typhoon is a tropical cyclone that develops in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone that develops in the tropical Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and off the...
The worst typhoons in Asia's history
By: Reuben Ong
Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes are all just different nomenclature for the same meteorological phenomenon – a migratory, super low pressure system that draws its power from the sea and unleashes it on land in the form of beating rainfall and gale-force winds of no less...
By: John Traveler
One could write a lengthy dissertation in response to this title, detailing all the empirical evidence, scientific facts, and climatological data supporting the theory of global warming compiled over the past 400 years such record has been kept. One could point to the fact, that...
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
By: Donna Hicks
As local leaders took to the media, warning residents to evacuate, being very blunt, such as when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie warned, “Don’t be stupid,” Hurricane Sandy was leaving a path of destruction and death in the Caribbean and churning straight...
The worst typhoons in Asia's history
By: Donna Hicks
As a tropical depression picks up speed in the Pacific Ocean, it has the potential to turn into a cyclone, then a full-fledged typhoon and even a super-typhoon, with massive destruction, injury and loss of human life when it makes landfall. Some typhoons in Asia...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Someone who is interested in learning about dynamic meteorology will study the atmospheric motions that are related to the climate and weather. Dynamic meteorology is the study of atmospheric sciences. There are a few requirements before taking the course. You must have a prerequisite that...
By: Shannon Farlouis
While other countries have natural boundaries along their shoreline, the United States does not. These boundaries may be mountains that slow the dangerous storms down and keep them from coming ashore. The United States is an open target for tornadoes and hurricanes because it spans...
By: Michael Totten
The United States is constantly vulnerable to extreme weather systems, including hurricanes and tornadoes. While hurricane season in the U.S. only lasts from May to November, tornadoes can strike at different parts of the U.S. year-round. The reason that the U.S. is...
How deserts stay so dry
By: Gina Barr
The first thing to consider about the desert is that beneath the pebbly and/or sandy surface, there is no water aquifer, which means no moisture to sustain vegetation. Vegetation (which includes trees) provides a certain amount of top soil stability and retention of warmth, after...
Why a rise in carbon dioxide levels would help agriculture
By: Christyl Rivers
Agriculture is affected by global warming at least as much as global warming is affected by agriculture. This exchange is just one of many that point out the important reality that every action has a reaction. Many have argued that the indisputable fact of a...

 

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