By: Philp Babitsky
A barometer, which is an instrument that is used to measure air pressure of the Earth's atmosphere, can create a pressure reading by utilising air, water, mercury and an aneroid setup. The first attempts to measure atmospheric pressures occurred in the mid-seventeenth century. The changes...
By: Philp Babitsky
Nor'easter, a storm that has its origins from very strong northeasterly winds, often has devastating consequences on marine and inland environments. Nor'easters develop as smaller storms around the midwest and southern gulf states of the United States, which gradually move east to the eastern seaboard...
By: Philp Babitsky
Besides dictating a lot of our every day decisions. Weather has a large emotional impact on us from day to day. During the summer, people look forward to waking up early, embracing the clear skies and taking advantage of the long and warm days. This...
A look at how weather affects populations
By: Philp Babitsky
Weather effects everyone, from the birds, right up to major government projects. The recent increase in tropical cyclone, or hurrican activity as it is known in the northern hemisphere, has ensured that some people are addicted to hearing the latest weather reports. This is a...
What's the deadliest area of the United States for weather?
By: Philp Babitsky
Historically and geographicaly United States has some of the highest weather related destruction and casualties in the world. "Only In America" phrase would describe this natural phenomenon perfectly. Record keeping of natural disasters related to weather have only been around for about one hundred and...
What are the global consequences of El Nino?
By: Chuck Harding
El Nino . . . in Spanish, "The Christ Child". So named, in the 1800's, by the fishermen of Peru who noticed the event always occurred around Christmas time . . . thus the name. But the phenomena is hardly an innocent El Nino . . . " a little boy". It causes severe...
How a rain gauge works
By: Cameron Foster
Rain gauges come in all shapes and sizes; they can be inexpensive plastic ones which cost less than ten dollars all the way up to extrmely accurate (and pricey) versions in the many hundreds of dollars. The most popular design for a residential-quality device is...
The long-term effect of storms and hurricanes
By: Maggi Thomas
It was not an ordinary snowfall of the winter season. Instead, a brutal ice storm hit nearly all parts of the state and left about 700,000 people without power for over four days after the deadly storm.Normally the first snow of the season...
By: Saleem Rustom
How accurate is it that Global warming is linked to the now sole established theory pointing a finger at carbon emission and build up in the earth's atmosphere? Although carbon emissions might have a role to play in the process, some theories point in a...
How to survive a storm or natural disaster
By: Nomad at Survive the Worst
The news is filled with the sad stories of people who have been forced to endure a natural disaster. The perplexing thing is that these events are highly predictable. Their predictability makes devastation all the more frustrating because of the lack of prior preparation done...

 

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