By: Angelina Moore
A barometer is a geographical piece of equipment that is used to measure air pressure. It is calibrated in the imperial measurement inches. It can also be used with the metric unit millimeters or millibars.The type of air pressure has different weather conditions related...
How dust devils form
By: April May Maple
Sand auger, sun devil, ghost wind, dust whirl, whirly-whirly, chindi and even djin are all names used to describe the weather phenomenon of a dust devil. Many myths tie dust devils to the realm of the supernatural, claiming that the phenom is actually a visiting...
How dust devils form
By: Caetlyn R Campbell
A dust devil is a strong, well-formed and relatively small, rapidly rotating whirlwind that stirs up dust, sand, leaves, and other material as it moves across the ground. They range in size from eighteen inches in width and a few yards in height to the...
How models create forecasts
By: Cameron Foster
Weather Models are nothing more than computer programs which try to forecast the weather. A huge amount of data such as temperatures, pressure and winds are "fed" into the model to get it started. Once the model run begins, it generates forecasts along a time-line...
Techniques for predicting the weather
By: Cameron Foster
Despite popular opinion (or jokes) to the contrary, weather forecasting does not consist of flipping a coin, rubbing a lucky rabbit's foot, or visiting the psychic down the street. It's actually a real science with a proven method for success!A good place to start...
Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: April May Maple
Cumulus clouds are considerably easy to identify. They generally have a flat bottom with a puffy top and clearly defined edges. The word cumulus is derived from Latin meaning pile or heap and is very fitting, considering that cumulus clouds closely resemble a pile or...
Characteristics of cirrus clouds
By: Tiger Lily Rose
When little susie looked up at the sky and saw soft white clouds with the appearance of goose feathers that somehow escaped from her bedroom pillow, or perhaps saw what looked like wispy strands and tufts from a white mare's tail streaming across the sky...
By: Lisa Mckay
This is not a studied find, but its my own conclusion that I have come up with just studying the people closest to me. With my own immediate family. I have noticed that weather plays a big factor in everyones demeanor. For myself I know...
How Super storms form
By: DianeD
Severe weather can be an exciting time for meteorologists and storm chasers, but to ordinary citizens, the damage from hail, lightning, high wind speeds, tornadoes, and the hurricanes that can result from these storms can be extremely costly and deadly.Super storms occur when Northern...
By: S.C. Kleinhans
A mere look will not suffice. A thoughtful study will barely do. You need a generous dose of wit and wisdom. I've become addicted to the Weather Channel. Ever since Hurricane Rita devastated Southeast Texas in 2005, I've learned to trust the information that I...

 

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