How clouds form
By: Dolores Moore
It might be useful to start by defining just exactly what clouds are! Oh, we all look up and see those fluffy white shapes, or those big, dark, heavy-looking masses, blanking out the sun, hiding the stars and moon. But how rarely do we think...
Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Stephanie Pierce
Cloud seeding is the process of "sowing" clouds with tiny foreign particles, such as dry ice, silver iodide, or even salt, in order to induce precipitation or otherwise modify the weather. The practice is perhaps more common than one might think, but it is not...
By: Pauline Abreu
* Anemometer History * There are quite a few different types of anemometer, all of which measure wind pressure and velocity. In 1846, John Thomas Romnay Robertson invented a simple design known as a cup anemometer. Four horizontal arms hold the hemispherical shaped cups, these...
By: Hamlet Pericles
An anemometer, first invented in 1450 by Italian architect Leon Battista Alberti, is an instrument that measures wind force, calculating the speed and direction of the wind. There are two types of anemometers: velocity anemometers which determine the velocity of the wind; and pressure anemometers...
Causes and effects of humidity
By: Jeffrey Graf
Humidity is water that has entered the atmosphere through a process of evaporation or transpiration. There are two major sources of humidity in the atmosphere. One is the large amount of is the evaporation through a plant, or transpiration that occurs around forests. For example...
How to prepare children for bad weather
By: Betty Carew
There is an unwritten rule in every home about discussing bad weather with children. We discuss all other kinds of topics with them, we make sure they understand about talking to strangers, we make sure they know the dangers of drugs and any other topic...
How hurricanes are named
By: Effie Moore Salem
Hurricanes were named at first, in the early fifties, with girls names; then ten years later, both girls and boys were so honored. Names are retired when one so named hurricane has been particularly destructive and will need to be known as that particular tragedy...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Betty Carew
Sunlight is our natural vitamin D booster. It is given freely and without it we could run into a host of health problems. Studies have shown that it can be a fighter against cancer, osteoporosis and many other medical conditions. In our world today we...
Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Perry McCarney
Cloud seeding is a controversial, weather modification process, primarily intended to increase precipitation (rainfall) in a targeted area. Some proponents (supporters) of cloud seeding also claim that it may, in some circumstances, prevent or reduce hail, and the resultant crop damage hailstones can cause, by...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Lynda Lampert
Here comes the sun: Six Important things the sun does for youThe sun is such a constant, reliable sight that few of us rarely acknowledge its existence. Sure, there are the sunbathers that like to bask in the rays, but many go to a tanning...

 

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