What causes a red dawn
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Dawn is the time of the day when the Sun is still below the horizon and the first signs of daylight begin to appear along the skyline. The sunlight during dawn is usually accompanied by a variety of low frequency tinges, including yellow, orange and...
Dangers of winter storms
By: Sam Smart
Winter storms can be dangerous. Not only do they bring snow, they sometimes bring freezing rain, sleet, and very blustery conditions. They pose hazardous conditions for anyone, especially on roads. The dangers of winter storms vary. Driving in the heavy snow is hazardous; you might...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Jet streams are very fast moving currents of air found at about 10 km (6.2 miles) above the surface of the earth in the tropopause, which is the transition layer between the Earth’s troposphere and the stratosphere. The major jet streams usually follow...
Interesting facts about the jet stream
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Jet stream is the term used to describe a fast moving band of air, usually located in the high altitudes, at or just below the top of the troposphere. It is also described as the ‘upper level winds’ and could fluctuate slightly to the...
By: Bonnie-Jean Rohner
In the United States, the jet stream is a wobbly line across the states which is blamed for just about every weather problem that arises. But more than a wind stream, it is called “jet” because of how fast its winds are. Actually, there...
Understanding what the jet stream is
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Jet streams are fast narrow wind currents occurring at the tropopause, which is the region in the atmosphere between the troposphere and stratosphere, at about 10-14 km (6.2-8.6 miles) of altitude. Jet stream winds flow in a west to east direction at speeds...
How forest fires change local weather patterns
By: Retha Boswell
The relationship between a forest fire and local weather is very complex and almost symbiotic in nature. The fire and the weather continuously play off of one another. Often the weather created by the fire contributes to the growth of the fire. This is how...
DIY guide to making an anemometer
By: Retha Boswell
An anemometer is a device used to measure wind speed or pressure. They are a common fixture at weather stations, providing accurate measurements for forecasts. Because they are a scientific tool, you may think they are complex, but it is easy to make a simple...
DIY guide to making an anemometer
By: Kimberly Napier
An anemometer is an instrument that is used to determine the speed and direction of the wind. It is often used at airports or at weather stations. To create one yourself is realistically possible once the materials are gathered together. The construction of an anemometer...
How high pressure weather systems form
By: Retha Boswell
Atmospheric pressure is a large determining factor in the Earth's weather patterns. There are low and high pressure systems as well as parts of the earth that commonly experience one type of pressure or the other. The atmosphere does not exert equal pressure on all...

 

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