What makes snow look white?
By: Nayab Naseer
Light, be it from the sun or from the light bulb is a combination of the different colors in the rainbow, colors that can be broken down in order of their wavelengths. When all colors combine in equal proportion, with no color range dominating, the...
By: Triana Rathads
The earth exists within protective layers of gases which deflect most of the harmful ultra-violet rays from the sun, and keep the atmosphere at an inhabitable temperature by insulating the planet by trapping heat.Humans have been adding to this blanket since the agricultural revolution...
How to identify bad weather clouds
By: Lynette Alice
While there are actually numerous ways to get an idea of what clouds are harbingers of good or bad weather, some reliable, some little more than old wives tales, it takes very little to acquaint yourself with techniques to pick bad weather clouds very quickly...
Hurricane Control Screaming into the Wind
By: Cameron Foster
On October 13, 1947, a borderline Category 2 hurricane positioned off of the southeastern coast of the United States was "seeded" with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) in an attempt to weaken the storm. This was part of an effort known as "Project Cirrus". Shortly...
Tornaodes more Deadly than Hurricanes
By: Cameron Foster
The damage potential of anything in motion (like the wind) is not determined from a simple scale. This means that a 100mph winds does not simply have double the destructive power of a 50mph wind: it actually has FOURT IMES as much. This is because...
By: Morgan Carlson
Currently there are not many ways in which humanity can control rainfall in specific areas, but there are a few methods that mimic the natural production of rain. Of course there are specifications to such techniques that make the process even more difficult. First, there...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Linda Joyce
Are you one of the many people throughout the world who are deeply affected by the weather? People who are affected in this way may have S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective Disorder, which can affect their mental health in a variety of adverse ways...
What's the deadliest area of the United States for weather?
By: April May Maple
When one considers deadly weather, one often immediately thinks of tornadoes, floods and even hurricanes but many weather fatalities are caused by less violent and dramatic weather occurrences. National Climatic Data Center lists the following weather fatalities based on the last ten years average in...
By: Angelina Moore
Whirlwinds, dancing dervishes, willy-willy, whirly whirly; dust devils have many different names across the world.A dust-devil is a strong, powerful, long-lived tumultuous cyclone. They are very rare however when they strike; although some can be harmless; some can strike with immense power and inflict...
Characteristics of a Derecho
By: April May Maple
If a tornado flew straight instead of around and around, it would be a derecho. Derechos are storms that have sustaining winds that can be clocked at 100 miles per hour. The winds consistently have to reach at least 57 miles per hour to be...

 

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