By: Shaheen Daad
Weather presenters are apt to turn to an “H” on their charts with a beaming demeanor. Fair Weather Systems, they like to call them. Blue skies, mild temperatures, very little possibility of rain and almost none of storms. This “H” comes bundled in...
How high pressure weather systems form
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
High pressure weather systems are cold and dry moving masses of air molecules in the atmosphere. A high pressure system forms when dense air comes into contact with an area of low pressure (less dense molecules of air). A pressure system is a mass of...
The connection between rain and limestone caves
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Caves are underground openings and passageways that have been formed by a number of geologic processes, including chemical weathering, wind and water erosion, tectonic movements, glacier melting, fracture of rocks and digging, among others. Caves formed by dissolution of rock are the most common types...
How forest fires change local weather patterns
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Forest fires occur in almost every continent of the world, especially in those regions characterized by a hot and dry climate. A forest fire can be caused by natural phenomena, such as lightning, volcanic eruptions, or spontaneous combustion; however, a forest fire can also be...
How high pressure weather systems form
By: Stefani A
Atmospheric pressure is a term used to describe the amount of force that is exerted on the surface of the Earth by the weight of the air above it. An air pressure system is a description of the atmospheric pressure for a given area. Air...
DIY guide to making an anemometer
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
An anemometeris an instrument to record wind speed and pressure, although, it can also give the wind’s direction. An anemometer is most commonly used in meteorology and aerodynamics. Knowing the prevailing winds in certain regions allows engineers to decide where to build a construction...
How forest fires change local weather patterns
By: Melissa Mercer
Weather conditions such as wind, temperature and moisture play a key role when it comes to forest fires. Areas that are affected by drought may be extremely vulnerable, due to the hot and dry climate. The moisture level within the soil can determine how hot...
By: Melissa Mercer
An air pressure system is a break in the sea level pressure distribution. High and low pressure systems develop due to exchanges of temperature changes within the atmosphere. Whenever there are temperature alterations concerning the environment, the water within the oceans and lakes, the sway...
Overview of the hottest and coldest US national parks
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The National Parks in the northern United States tend to have the coldest temperatures while the southern states have the hottest temperatures. However, Alaska’s national parks have the coldest temperatures by far, with many of them below 32 degrees for most of the year...
DIY guide to making an anemometer
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
One of the best ways to involve your family in science and learning is to talk about and study the weather. No matter where you live there is something to observe and measure. It is fun to make your own weather observation tools. The information...

 

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