By: Virginia Gaces
During cold weather your primary concern is usually your children. This is because children are more vulnerable to cold and heat than adults. How could you prepare your children for bad weather? The following are pointers in preparing them: 1. Teach them the ABCs of...
Facts on monsoonic winds
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
They have been referred to a "the winds of change" and "the life blood of the dry lands". The monsoons have long played a role for maritime trade. For over a thousand years sailors based travel on the trade winds. What are these winds?Understanding...
By: Jane Allyson
Sky red in the morning, is a sailor's sure warning; Sky red at night, is the sailor's delight. (1831 Weather Lore)When I was little and the sun went down at night I would sometimes see a reddish tinge to the sky. My mother used to...
By: Virginia Gaces
Cloud seeding is based on the principle of Tor Bergeron called the Bergeron Process. Bergeron is a famous meteorologist who discovered this ingenious method through two specific properties of water; first - that water in the atmosphere does not solidify at 0 degrees centigrade but...
How El Nino affects the weather
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
El Nino is that distracting weather pattern that throws a curve into all your well laid plans. It occurs when there is an above average Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature and conditions in the atmosphere that change where the storms are going. All the normal...
By: Janet Grischy
Reports of thundersnow are rare. Snow muffles sound, so any thunder can’t be heard more than about two miles from a snowstorm’s center. Thundersnow storms tend to be small and to last under three hours. Therefore, people often don’t hear thunder in...
By: Perry McCarney
Most planets and some large moons have sufficient mass to generate a gravitational field capable of wrapping them in a cloud of gas we call their atmosphere. The composition of an atmosphere can vary, not only depending on the interstellar body it encloses, but also...
Facts on monsoonic winds
By: Virginia Gaces
Monsoon winds are unstable and usually changed in direction every season. These winds are observed during the Monsoon season. To understand the concept better, here is a discussion of the different seasons and what directions the monsoon winds take. This movement is caused by the...
How clouds form
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
It may be something that every child does at one time or another. They lie on the ground, look up and watch the clouds float by. Then comes the question that most parents dread, "How did that cloud get there?" There is no easy...
By: D. Victor
Clouds consist of condensed atmospheric moisture or tiny ice crystals, which are light enough to float in the atmosphere by vertical currents. Cloud formation - a vital cog in the water cycle - is considered to be a transitive process, leading to rainfall. The presence...

 

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