Arctic blasts create brutally cold and stormy conditions in United States
By: Sam Smart
It seemed like Mother Nature wanted 2014 to start with a bang. Many residents in the eastern two-thirds of the United States dealt with a variety of winter weather hazards, ranging from record-setting cold temperatures to snowstorms. They were considered deadly, too, resulting in about...
Arctic blasts create brutally cold and stormy conditions in United States
By: Christine Zibas
One Arctic blast after another has been hitting the United States, sweeping down from Canada to cause massive snowstorms and bitterly cold weather. From the Plains through the Midwestern hub of Chicago north to the coast of New England to the cities of Boston, New...
Understanding what causes red, blue and green snowfalls
By: Merryl Lentz
With all due respect to the Brothers Grimm and Walt Disney, snow is not always snow white. It can be pink, red, green or blue, along with a variety of less common shades. Its color is not the result of a spell that's been cast...
Examining the effect sunspots have on the weather
By: Mortimer Ridley
Sunspots are spots of cooler temperatures on the sun. They appear darker than the rest of the sun and occur in a region called the photosphere. The photosphere has a temperature of 5,778 kelvin compared to sunspots that have an average temperature of 3...
An analysis of Hurricane Hugo's formation and its path
By: Merryl Lentz
Like a giant, brass-knuckled fist, Hurricane Hugo smashed its way from the Leeward Islands in the West Indies and pummeled a path to the Carolinas in 1989. Hugo made landfall in the Isle of Palms, South Carolina as a terrifying Category 4 storm powered by...
An analysis of Hurricane Hugo's formation and its path
By: Dylan Gosselin-Archer
Hurricane Hugo was an infrequent but deadly type of hurricane that is known as a Cape Verde-type hurricane. This rare type of hurricane was first detected as a tropical wave developing on the coast of Africa. The formation of hurricane Hugo started over the...
By: Matt Carmichael
Weather manipulation research has received some $2bn of investment over the past two decades. It is expected that within the next five to ten years these technologies will begin to be deployed to combat drought, with the further potential to reseed deserts, divert potential floods...
Is weather manipulation beneficial
By: Rex Trulove
For a very long time, mankind has tried to manipulate certain weather components. For just about as long, he has come to recognize that there are often repercussions from such manipulations.Perhaps no time more than in the last few decades, people have become increasingly...
How is air quality measured?
By: Jimmy Flatbush
People who visit Los Angeles or Denver during the time when both cities experience the atmosphere’s inversion layer understand the definition of smog. The concentration of the smog is so thick that one cannot detect the urban landscape while perched on top of a...
By: Sage Kalmus
We're so used to our own home environment to the air's taste and density and texture that we rarely consider what unwanted irritants have taken up residence there along with us, hiding in the air we're constantly breathing. Carbon monoxide escapes from fireplaces. Bacteria and...

 

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