By: Sam Smart
Tornadoes in the Midwest occur year round, even in the winter. And that's exactly what happened in January of 2008, when tornadoes ravaged parts of the region. The states that dealt with such destructive storms include Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. In addition, devastating flooding had...
By: Kyra Story
In a study performed at the University of East Anglia, Britain, researchers determined the world's oceans' ability to function as a sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide' is slowly declining. The world's oceans absorb a great amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that has been released into...
By: Tarot
What others have said in a thousand words: The failure of the gulf stream current, which warms Europe, UK and the east coast of north America, could occur because of a large input of fresh water into the north Atlantic. Quick version is it reduces...
By: Kris Lee
What Is Humidity?Humidity refers to the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. It is measured in relative terms (comparing the wettest and dryest time of each day) and expressed in terms of a percentage. The higher the percentage, the more humid...
Weather cycles and changes
By: Rex Trulove
When we look only at the weather in our area over the past couple years, it is very easy to have the mistaken idea that it is changing in ways that it never done before. Even when we understand that weather patterns and cycles are...
Understanding the difference between weather and climate
By: Rex Trulove
Global warming, global cooling, the whole debate further makes it difficult than it already is for people to understand the differences between weather and climate. In fact, it fuels the debate. Yet the differences are easy to understand.A big part of the confusion is...
By: Kathryn Kirby
Growing up in the north, I learned to love each season as it made it's way through the year. With something to do outside year round, the north seemed the place to be while the south was simply a place for "fun in the sun"...
By: Maggie O'Leary
Indiana is another of the many states that claims that if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes, and it will change. They've certainly proven that old saying to be true this week. In southwestern Indiana, they've seen spring and summer temperatures...
By: G. Lee
The greenhouse effect is closely associated with global warming. Temperatures have been increasing by 0.5 degrees per century, and the increase has become more greatly felt recently. Ice at the Arctic and Antarctic melts. Water level rises and causes floods in low-lying areas. A...
By: Jada Grabis
The Greenhouse effect is the concentration of gases in the atmosphere that allows sunlight to enter but inhibits the release of heat. It is also thought to hold the potential of warming the earth's climate due to carbon dioxide and water vapors that form an...

 

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