Weather forecasters predict active 2013 hurricane season
By: Leigh Goessl
Meteorologists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting an active, or "extremely active" 2013 hurricane season. According to a NOAA announcement issued in May 2013, the agency anticipates there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms...
When and where do tornadoes most frequently occur?
By: Eric Puravs
Most tornadoes, 3 out of every 4, occur in the United States, and most of those happen in "Tornado Alley". Tornado Alley earned that name by having a large number of tornadoes. Tornadoes usually happen in the months of April, May, and June. Farther north...
Causes of tsunamis
By: Christyl Rivers
Few events in nature display as much raw power as a Tsunami. The Tsunami that hit Japan in March of 2011 was the result of a powerful point nine earthquake. The even more destructive Indian Ocean Tsunami of December, 2004 was caused by another...
Global warming and its effect on society
By: Christyl Rivers
Global warming is having almost every imaginable effect on society. Some are still in denial of it. Some are pushing new products that promise ways to buy a way out of the mess. Some are finding that Ecopsychology, the relationship of mental and emotional health...
Distance of lightning: Determining the distance of a thunderstorm
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A thunderstorm is some type of turbulent weather formations that may develop lightning and thunder. Thunderstorms are usually accompanied by very strong winds, heavy rain and occasionally hail or snow. A thunderstorm may stem from a single cumulonimbus cloud or include several rotating thunderstorms known...
Where is the ozone layer located and how is it depleted?
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The ozone layer is located in a layer of the Earth´s atmosphere known as the stratosphere. The ozone layer protects the Earth from the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Ozone gas is created naturally in the stratosphere by the combination of molecular oxygen...
Surprising facts about the ozone layer
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The ozone layer is a layer in the Earth´s atmosphere that protects the Earth from the ultraviolet rays (UV) of the Sun. The ozone layer protects the Earth from UV radiation by absorbing light at UV wavelengths. Ozone forms naturally in the stratosphere by...
By: Rex Trulove
Since at least the early 1990s, a recurring topic in the media has been the ozone "layer." There have been many facts, myths and suppositions stated about ozone. Unfortunately, many of the myths and suppositions have taken more of a center stage than have...
When is tornado season?
By: Sam Smart
Tornado season in the United States varies. Tornadoes can happen at any time of year, even for places that typically experience snowy winters. Generally, the southern United States encounter severe weather events earlier than the northern states. That begins around March. Going northward into the...
By: Desmond Birch
Isobars are lines of equal pressure on a meteorological map used to predict weather patterns, but to understand isobars you first need to define atmospheric pressure. Atmospheric pressure is the weight of air molecules overhead Low pressure is usually formed when the air is heated...

 

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