By: Hamlet Pericles
Heat lightning represents a lightning that is seen near the horizon without the sound of thunder, because the thunder associated with the lightning is too far to be heard. In simple language, heat lightning is a lightning without thunder. It is important to note that...
By: Janet Grischy
An El Nino may begin with a high pressure area in the Indian Ocean. Air pressure falls over the eastern Pacific. The steady Trade Winds of the Pacific die away or move east. Warm air lifts over the Peruvian deserts, and rain begins to fall...
How hurricanes are named
By: Betty Carew
Amazingly it has only been in the last half of the twentieth century that people have been naming hurricanes. They had to devise a system for how hurricanes are named. With so many of these storms circling the earth along with typhoons and cyclones and...
How global warming is affecting Europe
By: Frances Stanford
There are many general consequences occurring all over the world as a result of global warming. Heat waves, floods, tornadoes and other forms of violent weather are becoming more and more common with devastating effects in the loss of property and human lives. Scientists predict...
By: Jane Allyson
In recent years we have been taught to be wary of too much exposure to sunlight. Modern scientific study has suggested that exposing our bodies to the detrimental effects of too much U.V. radiation could cause complications such as cancer and skin blemishes.Now...
Facts on monsoonic winds
By: Frances Stanford
Winds that blow from the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea bring monsoons to countries such as India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. One of the main facts about these winds is that they are prevailing winds that last for several months bringing rain to these regions...
Thundersnow explained
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
It is cold, it is winter and it is loud. When thundersnow hits there is no question that Mother Nature wants to get your attention. Thunderstorms in warmer times are common, but thundersnow requires a unique set of circumstances that makes them something special. It...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Briar Miller
In 2007 the BBC reported the finding of what is considered to be the world's oldest solar observatory, the Thirteen Towers near Chankillo, Peru, built 2,300 years ago. It is part of a ceremonial complex which offers concrete proof that ancient Peruvian society was...
How to prepare children for bad weather
By: Sam Smart
Naturally, children love dashing outdoors and playing sports, games, or just tagging along with their friends on a bright, sunny day. If this is the case for a day which the sky is blue during the morning hours, but menacing-looking clouds come rolling later in...
Global warming and its effect on society
By: Adam Meyers
The term "global warming" refers to the warming of the Earth in recent decades and its projected continuation, implying a human influence. The effects of global warming on the environment and human life are numerous, varied, accelerating and taking scientists studying global warming by suprise...

 

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